This qualification develops the knowledge and understanding of those dealing with medications. It covers a wide range of areas to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the topic, develop skills and ensure a safe environment. This course highlights the importance of procedures, provides detailed information on the legislation and covers issues such as responsibility and accountability.
Who is it for?
Designed to develop understanding of how to handle medicines safely, from storage and record keeping, to administering and disposal. The course is useful to anyone working within the health and social care sector.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care.
This course is delivered over a number of months via distance learning
What will I learn?
- Understanding medication and prescriptions
- Supply, storage and disposal of medication
- Safe administration of medication
- Record-keeping and audit processes for medication and storage
You will be assessed by completion of a learning work-book supported by feedback from your tutor. The workbook contains reflective activities designed to reinforce your learning and test your knowledge.