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Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - Free Online Course

The Skills Network
Course summary
4-12 weeks
0 GBP
Funding avaliable
Flexible
Online courses
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The Skills Network

Course description

Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - Free Online Course

Would you benefit from developing your knowledge and understanding of safe handling of medication in health and social care?

This course covers the different types of medication and what they are used for. You will also gain an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly.

Why choose The Skills Network?

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Potential to progress on to one of our other End of Life Care training courses.

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

This unit will cover 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

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.

Why choose The Skills Network

Extensive range of online courses

Over 30,000 learners gaining accredited qualifications each year

Award-winning learning solutions

Expenses

For Individuals or Private People

This course is free of charge if you meet the criteria for funding. To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enroll on.

If you do not meet the criteria for funding, you can still "Click to apply" and you will be able to purchase the course. 

For Employers or Group Funding Requests

Funding is available for adult education courses across a range of sectors. At no cost to your organisation, your staff can excel in their role with a nationally recognised qualification.

Our goal is to smoothly and quickly help you to apply for this funding. Fill in your details below to get started today.

About provider

The Skills Network – Distance Learning Courses for Skills Development

The Skills Network is a market-leading training provider, delivering distance learning courses across a range of sectors. With a wide portfolio of highly flexible courses, The Skills Network supports employers and learners to develop their skills and achieve their goals. Whatever the...


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Contact info

The Skills Network

Abbey Court, 06 – 16 Benedict Drive
YO8 8RY Selby, North Yorkshire

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Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

Anita Compton
I would do another course with The Skills Network. I really enjoyed this one and thank you to everyone at Skills Network for their encouragement and support.
Anita Compton
I would do another course with The Skills Network. I really enjoyed this one and thank you to everyone at Skills Network for their encouragement and support.
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