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.
Start: Available throughout the year.

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. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

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?

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Course Code

P4064-12

Weeks
  •  20 weeks
Location

Distance Learning

Fee

FREE *


Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.