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Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care


Type: Distance Learning

Subject: Distance Learning

Level: 2

Start Date: 03 July 2023

Fee: 0

What can this course lead to

This qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in moving towards employment in health or health and social care.
On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to a range of qualifications including:

– Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

– Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Clinical Healthcare Support

– Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing for Work in Adult Social Care 

– Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care

– Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Clinical Healthcare Support

Course Length

Up to 16 weeks


Level 2

Who is it for

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 consequences, including death. Having good up–to–date
knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with
This knowledge only qualification is designed for people wishing to develop
their understanding of the safe handling of medication.

What will I need

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

What is covered

You will study the following:

– Understand medication and prescriptions

– Supply, storage and disposal of medication

– Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

– Record–keeping and audit processes for medication

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

Application and costs

This course has no cost, however this is dependant on your circumstances, please contact Jobsmart for more information and to confirm your eligibility

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