Information, Advice or Guidance Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide individuals with the theoretical knowledge that they need to help them understand and handle medication within their workplace.
The programme covers a wide range of information, best practice and legislation including an introduction to the types of medication that an individual is likely to encounter, explanation of the correct storage and handling of medication as well as legislative requirements for audit process and issues and accountability and responsibility.

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Information, Advice or Guidance Level 2 Certificate

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How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines.

What else do I need to know?


The course includes: Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions. This unit provides an introduction to the many types of medication learners are likely to encounter in a work environment. It introduces some of the legislation about medication and sources of information and guidance. Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication. This unit provides learners with an understanding of the requirements for safe handling, storage and disposal of medication and the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures. Unit 3: 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 routes, processes and methods of administration and some of the more common side effects and adverse reactions to medication. Unit 4: 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 could I do next?


Other related courses.

Careers


Information technology and telecommunications directors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate information technology and telecommunications services within an organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£64,667

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 585
2019 595
2020 602

ANNUAL SALARY

£31,408 10%
£46,488 25%
£64,667 50%
£86,050 75%
£114,733 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

30 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 0.49%
25-34 12.83%
35-44 39.65%
45-54 31.4%
55-64 12.74%
65+ 2.86%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.91%
Level 1 1.43%
Level 2 6.62%
Level 3 18.49%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 9.32%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 47.13%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 11.12%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.98%

IT specialist managers

IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reports on IT activities to senior management.
  • Plans and monitors work and maintenance schedules to ensure agreed service levels are achieved.
  • Supervises the technical team and coordinates training.
  • Takes responsibility for managing the development of a specialist aspect of IT provision such as user support, network operations, service delivery or quality control.
  • Liaises with users, senior staff and internal/external clients to clarify IT requirements and development needs.
  • Plans, coordinates and manages the organisation.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£42,640

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 2,028
2019 2,036
2020 2,043

ANNUAL SALARY

£26,645 10%
£33,530 25%
£42,640 50%
£53,685 75%
£66,643 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

69 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 1.4%
25-34 22.78%
35-44 33.36%
45-54 31.22%
55-64 10.46%
65+ 0.75%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.4%
Level 1 2.32%
Level 2 12.04%
Level 3 16.96%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 11.38%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 45.09%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 10.03%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.78%

IT project and programme managers

Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reports on project or programme to senior management and/or client.
  • Coordinates and oversees implementation of the project or programme.
  • Monitors progress including project/programme budget, timescale and quality.
  • Manages third party contributions to the programme or project.
  • Coordinates and supervises the activities of the project/programme team.
  • Plans the stages of the project or programme, reviews actions and amends plans as necessary.
  • Works with client or senior management to establish and clarify the aims, objectives and requirements of the IT project or programme.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£65,000

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 576
2019 581
2020 586

ANNUAL SALARY

£42,266 10%
£51,334 25%
£65,000 50%
£80,454 75%
£98,176 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

22 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 1.52%
25-34 24.96%
35-44 34.75%
45-54 26.33%
55-64 11.55%
65+ 0.85%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 2.11%
Level 2 7.55%
Level 3 12.26%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 16.52%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 45.46%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 13.98%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.12%

Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 213: Information Technology and Telecommunication Professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deals with and reports on breaches in security.
  • Examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up plans for disaster recovery if security is compromised.
  • Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality.
  • Develops quality standards and validation techniques.
  • Develops, implements and documents test plans for IT software, systems and computer games.
  • Undertakes the testing of software, systems or computer games for errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,091

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,485
2019 1,511
2020 1,532

ANNUAL SALARY

£20,758 10%
£27,040 25%
£34,091 50%
£44,283 75%
£53,768 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

68 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.33%
25-34 29.16%
35-44 31.26%
45-54 24.23%
55-64 7.95%
65+ 1.03%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.15%
Level 1 3.14%
Level 2 9.04%
Level 3 14.71%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 11.73%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 48.15%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 10.94%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.14%
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