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Understanding Safe Handling of Medicines NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This distance learning course will enable you to gain new skills whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.

Course content

This course is split into four units.

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
This unit covers the different types of medication that individuals may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication and sources of information and guidance.

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
You will gain an understanding of how to obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication correctly, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.

Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
This unit covers the administration of medication by looking at the process and common side effects, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and monitoring the effects of medication.

Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage
You will develop an understanding of the audit process, including the records that must be maintained within the administration of medicines and issues of responsibility and confidentiality.

Assessment methods

Learners will be provided with a resource pack with assessment booklets to complete.

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Course Information & How to Apply

For more information, or to enrol on this course please contact Abby Redford on aredford@bedford.ac.uk

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
16 weeks Flexible Free Distance Learning K1570

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