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  • Level 2 Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

Level 2 Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

This qualification supports individuals in understanding different types of medication and what they are used for, how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly and effectively. It is important when applying for this course that you confirm that you have access to workplace policies and procedures as some of the assessment questions relate directly to a care setting. See How assessed for important information. This course will take 12 weeks to complete and consists of 2 written assessments.

This course is currently being subsidised by the college so that you can enrol for the course free of charge.

Courses are only free to people who have lived in England for the past 3 yrs, are aged 19 years or over and are not currently accessing any other government funded training.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

Course fees:

Material: £0:00 Exam: £0:00 Tuition: £0:00

Awarding Body:

NCFE Click here to view the assessment questions
What You Will Learn
Entry Requirements
Employment Information
How Assessed?
  • UNIT 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
  • UNIT 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • UNIT 3:Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  • UNIT 4:Record Keeping and Audit Process for Medication

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.or.uk and search using the following code 501/0037/3 or follow this link

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions are available here and Link to www.learnmyway.com.
This course is ideal for anyone who works in the Health Care or Adult Social Care sectors or anyone who handles medicines in a caring role.
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