Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication 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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Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication 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.


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Careers


Medical practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£61,755

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 2,422
2019 2,402
2020 2,385

ANNUAL SALARY

£32,427 10%
£44,720 25%
£61,755 50%
£89,357 75%
£122,574 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

134 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.66%
25-34 29.47%
35-44 30.77%
45-54 23.57%
55-64 10.75%
65+ 2.75%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.08%
Level 1 0.41%
Level 2 0.42%
Level 3 0.7%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 1.75%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 49.62%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 28.77%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 18.24%

Psychologists

Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£42,702

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 261
2019 260
2020 259

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,688 10%
£33,051 25%
£42,702 50%
£58,386 75%
£82,555 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

12 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.9%
25-34 37.37%
35-44 31.62%
45-54 20.03%
55-64 7.8%
65+ 0.26%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 0.45%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 15.44%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 34.35%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 49.76%

Pharmacists

Pharmacists dispense drugs and medicaments in hospitals and pharmacies and advise on and participate in the development and testing of new drugs, compounds and therapies. They counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of drugs and medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that drugs and medicaments are in good supply and are stored properly.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength.
  • Liaises with other professionals regarding the development, manufacturing and testing of drugs.
  • Maintains prescription files and records issue of narcotics, poisons and other habit-forming drugs.
  • Checks that recommended doses are not being exceeded and that instructions are understood by patients.
  • Highlights a drug.
  • Advises health professionals on the selection and appropriate use of medicines.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of prescribed medicaments in liquid, powder, tablet, ointment or other form following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£37,461

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 415
2019 409
2020 403

ANNUAL SALARY

£21,840 10%
£30,139 25%
£37,461 50%
£49,254 75%
£69,181 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

18 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 9.79%
25-34 28.23%
35-44 32.69%
45-54 20.15%
55-64 8.32%
65+ 0.8%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.29%
Level 2 1.44%
Level 3 4.28%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 3.2%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 48.08%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 39.56%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 3.15%

Ophthalmic opticians

Ophthalmic opticians test patients’ vision, diagnose defects and disorders and prescribe glasses or contact lenses as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carries out research with glass and lens manufacturers.
  • Refers patient to a specialist, where necessary.
  • Advises patient on proper use of glasses, contact lenses and other aids, and on appropriate lighting conditions for reading and working.
  • Prescribes, supplies and fits appropriate spectacle lenses, contact lenses and other aids.
  • Examines eyes and tests vision of patient, identifies problems, defects, injuries and ill health.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£46,571

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 272
2019 269
2020 266

ANNUAL SALARY

£30,618 10%
£39,312 25%
£46,571 50%
£61,277 75%
£88,525 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

13 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.86%
25-34 27.05%
35-44 27.65%
45-54 24.7%
55-64 15.12%
65+ 0.59%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 4.75%
Level 3 4.85%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 72.88%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 15.47%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.04%

Dental practitioners

Dental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Maintains patients.
  • Refers patient to specialist, where necessary.
  • Educates patients on oral health care.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Constructs and fits braces, inlays, dentures and other appliances.
  • Carries out clinical treatments, restores teeth affected by decay etc., treats gum disease and other disorders.
  • Administers local anaesthetics.
  • Assesses and recommends treatment options to patients.
  • Examines patient.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£42,578

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 150
2019 145
2020 141

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,334 10%
£32,282 25%
£42,578 50%
£70,678 75%
£100,630 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

8 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.93%
25-34 21.22%
35-44 35.29%
45-54 24.49%
55-64 7.63%
65+ 4.41%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 1.29%
Level 2 1.37%
Level 3 1.59%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 0.9%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 71.21%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 20.92%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.71%

Medical radiographers

Medical (diagnostic) radiographers operate x-ray machines, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, assist in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases and are involved in intervention procedures such as the removal of kidney stones. They operate under the supervision of senior staff. Therapeutic radiographers specialise in the planning and administration of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carries out post-treatment reviews and follow-ups.
  • Explains treatment to patient and management of any side effects.
  • Calculates radiation dosage and maps volume to be treated.
  • Plans course of treatment with clinical oncologists and physicists.
  • Maintains records of all radiographic/therapeutic work undertaken.
  • Positions patient and operates x-ray, scanning or fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Decides length and intensity of exposure or strength of dosage of isotope.
  • Verifies identity of patient and ensures that necessary preparations have been made for the examination/treatment.
  • Assesses patients and interprets clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic treatments.
  • Uses a range of imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£36,483

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 249
2019 246
2020 242

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,442 10%
£29,952 25%
£36,483 50%
£48,422 75%
£68,390 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

12 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.82%
25-34 21.96%
35-44 22.56%
45-54 32.74%
55-64 14.68%
65+ 2.22%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 1.69%
Level 2 0.43%
Level 3 4.52%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 26.16%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 44.32%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 22.89%

Podiatrists

Podiatrists (formerly known as chiropodists) diagnose and treat ailments and abnormalities of the human foot and lower limb, deal with minor infections, injuries and deformities, and conditions resulting from other major health disorders such as diabetes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Refers patients who require further medical or surgical attention.
  • Delivers foot health education to groups such as the elderly, children, the homeless, those with medical problems such as arthritis.
  • Advises patients on aspects of foot care to avoid recurrence of foot problems.
  • Those with advanced training may carry out minor surgery on the feet.
  • Prescribes, makes and fits pads and other orthotic appliances to correct and/or protect foot disorders.
  • Treats conditions of the skin, nails and soft tissues of feet by minor surgery, massage and heat treatment, padding and strapping or drugs.
  • Administers local anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Provides vascular and neurological assessment for the long-term management of chronic disorders and high risk patients.
  • Examines patient.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£37,357

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 75
2019 76
2020 77

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,254 10%
£30,181 25%
£37,357 50%
£49,712 75%
£72,155 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

4 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 3.76%
25-34 22.98%
35-44 21.07%
45-54 35.21%
55-64 16.1%
65+ 0.85%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 7.32%
Level 3 4.16%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 17.31%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 55.13%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.75%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 3.33%

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.

Key Responsibilities

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£30,867

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 506
2019 507
2020 508

ANNUAL SALARY

£20,696 10%
£24,586 25%
£30,867 50%
£37,731 75%
£44,637 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

25 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.02%
25-34 37.14%
35-44 26.46%
45-54 20.03%
55-64 9.48%
65+ 0.83%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 3.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 12.75%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 66.2%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 17.35%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.24%

Occupational therapists

Occupational therapists work with people who have a physical or learning disability or mental illness, actively engaging them in purposeful activities in order to maximise self-confidence, independent functioning and well-being.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
  • Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
  • Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
  • Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
  • Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
  • Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£31,408

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 292
2019 290
2020 289

ANNUAL SALARY

£21,549 10%
£25,272 25%
£31,408 50%
£37,544 75%
£44,762 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

13 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.49%
25-34 33.48%
35-44 30.26%
45-54 20.02%
55-64 7.41%
65+ 1.31%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 2.2%
Level 3 5.29%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 6.66%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 69.11%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 16.74%

Speech and language therapists

Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.
  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient.
  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.
  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.
  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.
  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£31,221

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 152
2019 153
2020 154

ANNUAL SALARY

£22,298 10%
£25,979 25%
£31,221 50%
£40,539 75%
£47,778 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

8 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.3%
25-34 35.83%
35-44 27.17%
45-54 23%
55-64 8.52%
65+ 0.15%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 2.63%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 3.23%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 57.16%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 35.87%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.12%

Therapy professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group plan and apply physical and therapeutic treatments and activities to assist recovery from physical and mental illness and to minimise the effects of disabilities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 222: Therapy professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
  • Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
  • Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£42,078

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 271
2019 272
2020 273

ANNUAL SALARY

£26,998 10%
£33,010 25%
£42,078 50%
£50,731 75%
£60,486 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

13 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 3.03%
25-34 17.91%
35-44 30.58%
45-54 30.32%
55-64 16.08%
65+ 2.04%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.45%
Level 2 0.76%
Level 3 1.72%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 11.3%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 38.52%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 44.79%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.46%

Nurses

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,424

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 6,394
2019 6,335
2020 6,286

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,626 10%
£29,640 25%
£34,424 50%
£39,582 75%
£47,965 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

290 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.41%
25-34 19.7%
35-44 26.72%
45-54 31.8%
55-64 14.97%
65+ 1.37%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.09%
Level 1 2.02%
Level 2 1.36%
Level 3 2.81%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 41.01%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 43.26%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.34%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.11%

Midwives

Midwives deliver, or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and postnatal care and advise parents on baby care. They work with other healthcare professionals, and advise on and teach midwifery practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£38,397

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 391
2019 388
2020 385

ANNUAL SALARY

£27,144 10%
£32,386 25%
£38,397 50%
£44,450 75%
£52,936 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

18 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.21%
25-34 28.93%
35-44 19.22%
45-54 30.3%
55-64 15.62%
65+ 0.69%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.88%
Level 3 2.16%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 34.85%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 51.85%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.73%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.54%

Paramedics

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,424

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 446
2019 455
2020 462

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,920 10%
£27,768 25%
£34,424 50%
£39,146 75%
£46,030 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

27 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.64%
25-34 25.58%
35-44 28.75%
45-54 27.51%
55-64 8.59%
65+ 1.9%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.64%
Level 2 8.7%
Level 3 17.11%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 28.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 40.95%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 3.67%

Pharmaceutical technicians

Pharmaceutical technicians work in hospitals or in the community and assist pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of drugs and medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Checks stock levels, orders new stock from pharmaceutical companies and ensures that drugs are stored appropriately.
  • Advises patients or customers on the use of drugs prescribed or medication purchased over the counter.
  • Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
  • Labels and checks items prior to dispensing.
  • Prepares specialised, tailor-made drugs for intravenous administration by hospital medical staff.
  • Prepares drugs and medicines under the supervision of pharmacist.
  • Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£20,530

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 351
2019 346
2020 342

ANNUAL SALARY

£14,019 10%
£16,162 25%
£20,530 50%
£25,064 75%
£29,765 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

14 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.36%
25-34 29.34%
35-44 25.74%
45-54 25.69%
55-64 13.85%
65+ 0%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 2.45%
Level 2 11.39%
Level 3 47.94%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 5.98%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.84%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 10.4%

Medical and dental technicians

Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£28,517

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 426
2019 424
2020 422

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,470 10%
£21,611 25%
£28,517 50%
£35,714 75%
£42,099 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

19 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.35%
25-34 28.47%
35-44 23.34%
45-54 29.3%
55-64 11.68%
65+ 1.82%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.38%
Level 1 6.1%
Level 2 10.2%
Level 3 23.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 26.94%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 24.91%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 6.31%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.7%

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,802

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 3,174
2019 3,149
2020 3,127

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,662 10%
£17,222 25%
£19,802 50%
£23,566 75%
£27,851 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

156 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 12.86%
25-34 20.51%
35-44 23.46%
45-54 25.18%
55-64 15.55%
65+ 2.41%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 3.08%
Level 1 7.49%
Level 2 24.5%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.78%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 17.31%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.44%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.04%

Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)

Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£24,835

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 328
2019 336
2020 342

ANNUAL SALARY

£19,115 10%
£21,216 25%
£24,835 50%
£28,683 75%
£34,694 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

22 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.23%
25-34 14.64%
35-44 22.87%
45-54 30.83%
55-64 18.51%
65+ 6.89%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.04%
Level 1 6.19%
Level 2 31.91%
Level 3 36.59%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.48%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 8.79%

Dental nurses

Dental nurses prepare patients for, and assist with, dental examinations, prepare and sterilise instruments and maintain case records.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains records, processes and mounts x-ray films and undertakes reception duties.
  • Removes water and saliva from patient.
  • Assists with minor treatment, such as preparing materials for fillings.
  • Hands required equipment and medication to dentist during examination.
  • Prepares and sterilises instruments and follows guidelines to maintain sterile conditions within the surgery.
  • Prepares patient for examination.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£18,720

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 511
2019 503
2020 496

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,142 10%
£16,494 25%
£18,720 50%
£22,443 75%
£26,520 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

31 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 24.37%
25-34 37.7%
35-44 20.63%
45-54 12.13%
55-64 4.46%
65+ 0.68%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0%
Level 1 5.38%
Level 2 15.37%
Level 3 38.12%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 34.31%
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