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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

This course is ideal for those working in, or wanting to work in, health and social care.

By studying this course, you will learn how to safely store, administer and dispose of medication in care settings.

You can study now, at no cost - this is a fully funded, certified distance learning qualification!

 

Course duration

8-12 weeks maximum (distance learning).

 

Course content

  • 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 processes for medication.

 

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is highly suitable for:

  • Those developing, or wanting to develop, a career in health and social care
  • Those working, or wanting to work, with adults or children
  • Those wanting to learn more about the safe handling of medication for personal care purposes.

 

What support is available?

  • Unlimited access to an expert online Tutor throughout the course
  • Career and development advice from a Learner Support Advisor (LSA)
  • High quality study materials, including an online personalised study planner.

 

How you will study

With The Skills Network, you can study anytime, in any place. The courses fit around your own commitments, allowing you to study in the comfort of your own home.

You’ll study via paper workbooks, accessing:

  • Quizzes
  • Case studies
  • Summary activities
  • Online assessments (if taking assessments online).

You also won’t have to sit any exams – making paper or online submissions only!

 

What support is available?

  • Unlimited access to an expert online Tutor throughout the course
  • Career and development advice from a Learner Support Advisor (LSA)
  • High quality study materials, including an online personalised study planner, on The Skills Network’s award-winning online platform ‘EQUAL’.

 

Entry requirements

There are no stringent requirements for this course.

However, if taking assessments online you should have basic IT knowledge and access to a computer/laptop. To be eligible to receive funding to study this course, you must:

  • Have been living in the European Union (EU) for the last three years
  • Not be currently studying a course with The Skills Network.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Distance Learning, Employment & Training, Level 2, Level 2, Level 2, Level 2, Level 2, Level 2, Professional Qualifications

Published on 30 May 2020