Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

Key Facts
  • Starts All Year Round
  • Course Type Distance Learning
  • Duration 12 Weeks
  • You Need 1 Requirements needed View


This knowledge only qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medication. This course will provide them with knowledge which enables them to understand how to store, supply, and dispose of medications safely. They will also learn about correct and efficient record-keeping processes which will enable them to keep service users safe.

What will I learn

This qualification covers: Understanding Medication and Prescriptions. Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication. Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administrations of Medication. Record-keeping and Audit Processes for Medication.

How will I learn

Module text books are provided with all learning materials included for your directed study.

What's next

Upon completion of the course, students can apply for other distance learning programmes, use as APL for QCF qualifications where appropriate and use their newly acquired knowledge in practice.

Additional Information

Assessment involves completion of relevant work booklets or online units which are completed as distance learning and submitted to the college.

You can study from the comfort of your own home
You can gain an accredited Level 2 qualification
All Level 2 courses are completely free; there is only a charge if you do not complete the course on time or if you withdraw
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