TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of how to administer, store, dispose of and process medicines safely. It is intended to prepare you with the initial core skills in this subject to prepare you for further learning or training to enhance your knowledge and allow you to progress within your employment, or enter employment in a relevant field.
You will gain an insight into different types of medication available and what they are used for. You will also develop an understanding of prescriptions and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly and effectively and within the remits of required legislation.
Free to study.*
There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
Core units for this online qualification include:
- Legislation, Guidance, and Audit Processes for Medication in Health and Social Care Settings
- Logistical Aspects of Handling Medicines
- Understand How to Administer and Support Individuals to Self-administer Medication
- Understand Medication
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.
Course length & timescale
Length of programme: 10 weeks
Total qualification time: 140 hours
Please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals.
*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free, however, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
If you need help or support with any of our online distance learning courses please call us on 01904 770827 to speak to one of our Online Learning Coordinators.
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care.