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Safe Handling of Medicines - Level 2

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This qualification aims to help learners develop a general understanding of different types of medication and their use, as well as knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication.

PLEASE NOTE: To complete a Distance Learning course you must be aged over 19.

Course Overview

The course is designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of safe handling of medicines. This is a knowledge based qualification.

You will study the following 4 mandatory units:

  • Understand medication and prescriptions

  • Supply, storage and disposal of medications

  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

  • Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. You will be allocated an assessor who will support you through the learning process and assess your work, providing advice and guidance. You would be expected to complete the programme in 16 weeks.

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, from TQUK.

Progression Routes

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities:

  • Personal Care Assistant

  • Care Worker

  • Nurse

Additional education opportunities include:

  • Access to HE Level 3

  • Understanding Care & Management of Diabetes Level 2

  • Common Health Conditions Level 2

  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this course.

Course Fees

This course costs FREE, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B36641-A2A