Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
The course is designed for individuals wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding relating to the safe handling of medication within a health and social care setting. It aims to develop the learner’s understanding of the different types of medication and the requirements for the safe handling, storage and disposal of them.
What will I do?
The Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care comprises of four units:
- Unit 1 – Understanding 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.
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?
Are you working in a health and social care setting such as a care home or hospital, and are you looking to improve your own continuous professional development? Then this course will be ideal for you to feel confident and demonstrate your ability to handle medicines safely.
You must already hold a L1 or equivalent English qualification
Eligible candidates for this course must have recent or current experience of dispensing medication within a health or social care environment.
Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.
Applicants aged 19-23 are 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 need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.
Applicants must have lived in the UK for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool, Tees Valley Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West Midlands, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wets of England, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.
19 – 23
This course is only Fully Funded if you are over 19 years old, have been living in the UK for 3 years or more, and are not from a devolved area (e.g. Greater Manchester, Liverpool, West of England, West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, London or Greater London).
HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?
The course duration is 10 weeks and requires 4-6 hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study 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 Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care is awarded by TQUK.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.
How can I pay for my course?
There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.
This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances.