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

Course overview

Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe, or even fatal, consequences. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

Learning Aim

This knowledge only qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medication.

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know,understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care which is an nationaly accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
Section 2: Supply, storage, and disposal of medication
Section 3: Extension activities “

Course content unit 2

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
Section 2: Record-keeping and audit processs for medication
Section 3: Extension activites “

Course code

3290


Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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