Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

On demand - learners are expected to study 5hrs per week for 12-16 weeks.

Course Length

12 weeks.

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  • Course Overview

    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.

    What you will learn

    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: Recordkeeping and audit processes for medication.
  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is ideal for anyone who works in the healthcare sector or anyone who wishes to work in this sector in the future. The qualification is also suitable for anyone who handles medication while in a caring role.

  • Course Benefits
    • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification.
    • Create a long-standing career pathway within the customer service industry.
    • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study.
    • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.
    • During your online learning course with LLC, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you every step of the way. In addition, you will have access to extra support when you need it to make sure you can be successful with your studies. Our online learning materials are high quality, interactive and accessible in different formats to ensure you will be successful with whatever you choose to study.
  • Entry Requirements

    You must live in the UK to apply for this course. There is no specific sector-recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

    Learners should be working at Level 1 for English and Entry Level 3 for maths.

  • Assessment Methods

    As this is a qualification that is delivered entirely online, the assessment will be through our online platform. Each unit has an assessment that will be marked by your tutor, with feedback given as required.

  • Qualifications

    Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care, NCFE.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into further learning and qualifications such as:

    • Diploma in Adult care.
    • Certificate in Healthcare.

    Some learners may find employment in the Adult Care sector.

  • Location

    LLC Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor, but without attending lessons in a classroom setting.

    This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £811. To be eligible for full funding, you must meet the following criteria:

    Must be aged 19 or over.

    Must not have previously completed this course.

    Must have been living in the EU for the last 3 years.

    Must live in England. If you are working you may also be eligible for part funding or choose to pay for your course. You will be advised regarding your funding eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

  • Age Requirements

    19 or over.

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