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

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.

What You Will Learn

Part A

  • Unit 1: Understand medication
  • Unit 2: Logistical aspects of handling medication

Part B

  • Unit 3: Understand how to administer and support individuals to self-administer medication
  • Unit 4: Legislation, guidance and audit processes for medication in health and social care settings
Entry Requirements

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 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

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.

How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions in a work booklet, either handwritten answers or completion of the assessment booklet using an electronic template which can be provided.

You will be required to submit 4 units 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. For example:

  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
Course Documents

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.TQUK.org or click here. 

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