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Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

Online course with study materials and tutor support. Certificates are issued upon successful completion.


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Free
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This course is funded through the Adult education budget (AEB). If you are 19 or older and live in ... Read more

Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
6 weeks
Qualification
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care (QCF)
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe, or even fatal, consequences.

Up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication. This course is a great introduction to the different types of medicines and how to record, store and handle them appropriately.

Qualification

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care (QCF)
Awarded by CACHE.

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Description

Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Gain good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines
  • Learn how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication
  • Understand the different types of medication and how they are classified
  • Learn the correct procedure for record keeping and the audit process
  • Gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience

Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

  • The learner must live in England and be over 19 years old. To enrol you must have your National Insurance number, a form of Identification, employment documents and details of your previous qualifications. This process can take 10-20 minutes.

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