Level 2 Understanding Safe Handling of Medication

The Level 2 Understanding Safe Handling of Medication qualification supports individuals in understanding different types of medication and what they are used for, 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 and effectively. It is important when applying for this course that you confirm that you have access to workplace policies and procedures as some of the assessment questions relate directly to a care setting.

Course Duration: 16 weeks
Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees: Free

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.
Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

Part A

  • Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
  • Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

Part B

  • Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  • Unit 4: Record Keeping and Audit Process for Medication

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this Understanding Safe Handling of Medication course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the instructions to undertake a literacy assessment online. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

This course will take 16 weeks to complete and consists of 4 written assessments.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to a work booklet either handwritten or to complete the booklet using an electronic template.

You will be required to submit 4 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

It is important when applying for this course that you confirm that you have access to workplace policies and procedures as some of the assessment questions relate directly to a care setting. E.g.:

  1. Identify who writes prescriptions for the people to whom you provide care.
  2. Look at your workplace policy and explain the responsibilities of the person who has the authority to receive medication within your workplace
Level 2 Understanding Safe Handling of Medication Awarding body

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