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Safe Handling of Medication Level 2

Poor practice in relation to the administration of medicines can lead to serious errors being made and ultimately cause injury to people using health and social care services. Therefore, it’s essential that care staff understand procedures for handling medicines safely and that they follow safe practice guidelines when dealing with medicine administration.

This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge of the safe handling of medicines within a health and social care context. It provides an introduction to the various medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment, covering how medication is supplied and administered, and the possible side effects. The course explores the procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines and the legislation surrounding these areas. It also examines the audit process and learners’ responsibility in relation to this, emphasising the importance of accountability and confidentiality.

Course Fees

Free

Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

6 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body

NCFE / CACHE

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
  • Candidates must be aged 19 years or over as of the 31st of August 2018
  • Candidates must have lived within the EU for the last 3 years or more
  • Candidates must currently reside in England

All the distance learning courses are accredited by NCFE/CACHE and nationally recognised.