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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication


Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



16 weeks


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Course Overview

This knowledge only qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medication.This qualification does not qualify the learner to work but does support them in moving towards employment in health or health and social care.

What will I learn?

This course is made up of four mandatory units as follows:
• 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 medication

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.

Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.

Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.

Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19 years or over.

Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.

Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Additional Costs and Information

The allotted time for completion of this course is four months.

What Could I Do Next?

Learners can also progress to a range of qualifications including: • Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England • Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Clinical Healthcare Support • Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care • Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care • Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Clinical Healthcare Support

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