Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

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About this course

This qualification is for learners who would like to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines. You will learn how to safely store and dispose of medication and gain an understanding of the difference between different types of medication. You will also learn how to improve service user experience.  

⚡️  Free of charge - this course is fully-funded by the government as long as you've lived in the UK for three years and are aged 19+

💻  Start this course as soon as you're ready - no need to wait for a new term to begin

👨🏻‍🎓  Nationally-recognised and accredited qualification

👍🏽  Get support from our in-house team at Farnborough College of Technology

📆  Option to complete the course faster by putting in extra time

🧾  Boost your CV and job applications straight away

⭐️  Option to pay for the course if you're not eligible for fully-funded option

Course Availability

Apply online for this course and start making progress straightaway. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Studies Include

What modules are covered?

This course consists of 4 units, these include: 

  • Gaining good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines
  • Learning how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication
  • Understanding the different types of medication and how they are classified
  • Learning the correct procedure for record-keeping and the audit process
  • Gaining relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience

Progression

What Next?

On completion of this course you will have gained a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and evidence your competency in handling medication to employers. 

Learners could progress onto other Health and Social Care certificates listed on our website. 

 

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.

What are the advantages of learning online with us?
Study with an Ofsted Outstanding College ​​
Your journey to personal development is in great hands. As an Ofsted outstanding college, our experience helps support learners to gain qualifications and progress into all different kinds of industries.
Study in your own time and at your own pace ​
Although assignments will have deadlines, you could study in the morning, during a lunch break or in the middle of the night - the choice is yours.
Boost your self-esteem and confidence ​​
​Achieving a new qualification can help give you the confidence needed to aim for a promotion or to apply for a new job.
FOCAL - Farnborough Online College Advancing Learning
C/O Farnborough College of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 6SB
Call: 01252 405555
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