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Course Code
Course Title
Level 2
12 Teaching week(s)
Entry Requirements
Start Date
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £0.00

Is this course right for me?

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.

Course Overview

This qualification has the following mandatory units:

Understand medication and prescriptions This unit provides an introduction to the many types of medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment. It introduces some of the legislation about medication and sources of information and guidance.

Supply, storage and disposal of medication This unit provides learners with an understanding of the requirements for safe handing, storage and disposal of medication and the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.

Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication This unit will provide learners with an understanding of the safe administration of medication. It covers the process, routes and methods of administration and some of the more common sideeffects and adverse reactions to medication.

Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage This unit provides an opportunity for learners to develop an understanding of the audit process, the records that must be maintained regarding the administration of medicines and issues of accountability, responsibility and confidentiality.

What options are there after completing this course?

This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers: Care assistant or worker Personal care assistant Adult social care relief team worker Night care assistant Support worker (supported living) Key workers in residential, domiciliary or day care settings Home care support worker Re-enablement worker Healthcare support service worker - clinical healthcare support worker Healthcare assistant.

What options are there after completing this course?

This qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management Level 3 Diploma In Allied Health Profession Support Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)

Additional information

The course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks, approximatley 4 hours per week will be required to complete all units. If you can commit to more, the qualification can be completed more quickly. If you're 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years, your course/s will be free - you just need to complete it/them within 12 weeks or pay a £100 fee if you don’t. The funding for this course comes from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We can claim this on your behalf if you live in England, except for those living in Greater London or any of the other devolved authorities (Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, West of England, West Midlands, the Tees Valley and Cambridge & Peterborough), in which case you should find a College nearer to home to provide your course.

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