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

Would your employees’ benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of different types of medication and what they are used for?

This course will allow your employees to develop an understanding of the different types of medication and what they are used for. It will also cover 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

In this unit, employees 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

Employees 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 administration and storage

Employees 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.

Benefits of completing this Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care course:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £249 Initial payment of £24.90, 3 monthly payments of £74.70 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England or Scotland
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.

  • Key Information

    Full Cost Price £249.00
    Course Length 16 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level 2 Level 2
    Funding Fully Funded
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Direct Debit




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