Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
Level 2 Certificate

Qualification Overview

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

Qualification Information

  • Engage with the programme for 18 weeks
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Demonstrate your competency in handling medication
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Create better preventative care by identifying how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication appropriately
  • Learn without the need to attend college

You Will Study:

  • Understanding medication and prescriptions
  • Supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • Understanding the requirements for the safe administrations of medication
  • Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

Course Fees:

£400.00 Full Cost – Government funding may be available

Course Details

Type – eLearning
Online learning with 1:1 tutor support

Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to all and no previous experience or qualifications are required, therefore there are no specific pre-requisite qualifications.

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NFCE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Ofqual, the Welsh government, and the CCEA in Northern Ireland.

Progression Routes for Graduates

The qualification is designed to offer you entry to employment and progression within your employment; however you can also progress onto the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 – Dementia care
  • Level 2 – Infection control in a health and social care setting
  • Level 2 – Care and management of diabetes