The Level 2 Safe Handling of Medication course covers an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly.
Course Length: 16 weeks on average
Awarding Body: TQUK (E-certificates upon achievement)
Learning Method(s): Paper materials, online and paper assessments
There is no prior qualification needed to access this course however; learners must be aged 16 years or over.
This course is part of our fully funded range of Level 2 courses so is free to the majority of learners – eligibility criteria applies.
Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
This unit will cover the different types of medication that individuals may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication and sources of information and guidance.
Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
You will gain an understanding of how to obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication correctly, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.
Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
This unit covers the administration of medication by looking at the process and common side effects, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and monitoring the effects of medication.
Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication
You will develop an understanding of the audit process, including the records that must be maintained within the administration of medicines and issues of responsibility and confidentiality
This is a guide to the eligibility criteria if you are not sure about anything please get in touch with us.
- Learner will be undertaking their learning within England
- Learner is aged 19 or above
- Learners aged 19-23 year olds must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
- For learners aged 24+ there are no formal entry requirement but they would find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Math’s
- Learners are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
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