Online Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
Are there entry requirements? Aged 16 or above with good understanding of English, numeracy and ICT.
What qualification do I get? A CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
What can I do with the qualification? Gain entry to higher level courses, or begin working in the sector at entry level.
When can I enrol? At any time.
How long is the course? You have up to one year (365 days) to complete the course. 120 guided study hours in total.
The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care is an ideal qualification for any individual working within the Healthcare sector or looking to begin working within that field. The course is designed to enable the student to understand the importance of following set procedures when handling medication and when administering medication to patients.
The student will gain a solid understanding of the importance of proper handling of all medication within a care setting and also how best to follow legislation relating to the handling, providing and disposing of medicines for patients. This course is a RQF qualification.
The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care course will focus on four modules of study as follows:
- Unit 01: Understand medication and prescriptions (3 credits)
- Unit 02: Supply, storage and disposal of medication (3 credits)
- Unit 03: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication (5 credits)
- Unit 04: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication (4 credits)
The course will be assessed by submission of completed assessments to your course tutor.
This course is awarded by:
CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.
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This course is delivered through our educational partner NCC Resources Ltd (0333 3445 690).