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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

Key course information

Health and Social Care


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

This course is ideal for you if you wish to progress in the health and social care industry or wish to start a new career within it. There are 4 units in this course, to achieve this certificate you need to be able to demonstrate your understanding of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units by completing a portfolio. You are required to successfully complete the following 4 mandatory units:Understand medication and prescriptions.- Supply, storage and disposal of medication. - Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication. - Record-keeping and audit processes for medicationDo not fear though, if you’re not successful you can resubmit work within the registration period.

What will I learn?

This qualification aims to help you develop:

- A general understanding of different types of medication and their use.
- Knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, string, 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.

The objectives of this qualification is to prepare you for further training and to support in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

• Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

- This is a distance learning course. This means you do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a lecturer.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- You have 4 months to complete this course

Additional Costs and Information

• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:- NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England. - NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. - NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care. - Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care.

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