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

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

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.

Who is suitable?

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.

Learning method

This course is available:

  • Online

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

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 additional 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.


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.


Start Dates

You can start and complete your studies at any time that suits you.


Fees

Fully funded subject to eligibility criteria.


If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees and much more.

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