Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication Level 2 Certificate

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication Level 2 Certificate

This qualification aims to help learners develop:

  • a general understanding of different types of medication and their use

  • knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication

  • an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability

  • an understanding of the record-keeping process for medication.

This is a knowledge-based qualification; achievement will not allow learners to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication.

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines. They may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other studies.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above.

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Future career and study opportunities

This qualification enables learners to progress to the Level 3 courses in Health and Social Care, or to progress into employment.

Fees Information

Usually, you must be aged 19+ and be a British or Irish citizen that has lived within the UK for at least 3 years. You must also be based in England; however, some postcode exclusions apply - please enquire for confirmation of eligibility

Contact us to confirm funding eligibility.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other adult and professional course, email parttimeadmissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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