Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes - MK College

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

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LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES

What will I do?

The NHS spent more than £6.8 billion on medicines in 2015-16 and experts believe that more than 50% of all medication is prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, half of all patients in the UK fail to take their medication correctly. These facts can often lead to disastrous consequences, especially when medication ends up in the wrong hands.

By completing this 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 course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication Unit 4: Record keeping and audit processes for medication.

*Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria; this may be discussed prior to the start of any course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past three years. Please note that a withdrawal fee of £90 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course.

What’s next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

Is it for me?

This qualification is for anyone who works in the healthcare sector and who handles medication in a caring role. This course is delivered online using our learning platform EQual. Students must have full use of either a PC, Laptop, Tablet or a smart phone. You will need access to the Internet.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

The course duration is 10  weeks and will requires approximately 4 – 6 hours of study per week plus the submission of 4 online unit assessments during the course. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme within the allocated timescale.

WHAT KIND OF QUALIFICATION IS THIS?

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes is awarded by CACHE.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course requires the completion and passing of four tutor marked online unit assessments.  Learners are allocated a course tutor who will mark assessments and are able to be contacted through the online learning platform.

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

All applicants must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course and have a good level of English skills to a minimum of Level One standard.

Applicants aged 19-23 are only eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but do need to meet the required standard of English skills. Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

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