handling | medication | safely

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

Would your learners benefit from developing their knowledge of handling medication safely? This course supports your learners 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.


Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

This unit covers the different types of medication that your learners may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication and sources of information and guidance.

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

Your learners 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 learners 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.

Key Information

Course Length 120 hours
Awarding Body TQUK
Learning Method(s)

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment




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