Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
The Level 2 Safe Handling of Medication course covers an understanding of 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.
8 to 12 weeks on average
(E-certificates upon achievement)
- Paper-based with online assessments
- Study from anywhere, at any time
- Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
- Nationally recognised
- Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
- Perfect for beginners
- Unlimited support from qualified tutors
- Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
- No hidden costs
Cost and Funding Information
England and Scotland Only
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Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
This unit will cover the different types of medication that individuals may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication and sources of information and guidance.
Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
You will gain an understanding of how to obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication correctly, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.
Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
This unit covers the administration of medication by looking at the process and common side effects, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and monitoring the effects of medication.
Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication
You will develop an understanding of the audit process, including the records that must be maintained within the administration of medicines and issues of responsibility and confidentiality.
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