Safe Handling of Medication

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines in health and social care.

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Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course

    Fully-funded

  • Course duration

    6 weeks

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Experience

    No previous knowledge is required or assumed

  • Awarding body

    NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Overview of Safe Handling of Medication

Qualification aims and objectives

This qualification aims to help learners develop:

  • A general understanding of different types of medication and their use
  • Knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication
  • An understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability
  • An understanding of the record-keeping process for medication.

This is a knowledge-based qualification; achievement will not allow learners to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication.

Skills and knowledge

By completing this free course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also develop and improve your knowledge and skills in the handling of medication in health and social care.

This qualification is ideal for anyone who works in the healthcare sector or anyone who wishes to work in this sector in the future. The qualification is also suitable for anyone who handles medication while in a caring role.

Course units

Learners are required to successfully achieve 4 mandatory units.

This unit provides the learner with knowledge and understanding in relation to medication and prescriptions.

This unit provides the learner with knowledge and understanding in relation to the supply, storage and disposal of medication.

This unit provides the learner with knowledge and understanding in relation to the requirements for the safe administration of medication.

This unit provides the learner with knowledge and understanding in relation to record-keeping and audit processes for medication.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

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Course sample

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Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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