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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Westminster Adult Education Service
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Professional Training
8 - 12 weeks
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Course description

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

This qualification aims to help learners develop - a general understanding of different types of medication and their use, knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication, an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability, an understanding of the record-keeping process for medication.

Suitability - Who should attend?

In order to undertake this course you must have English at Level 1. You will need to know how to use an electrical device such as a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being all on line.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this course you will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care.

Training Course Content

This qualification has 4 mandatory units - Understand medication and prescriptionsSupply, storage and disposal of medicationUnderstand the requirements for the safe administration of medicationRecord-keeping and audit processes for medication.


The course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria. You must be a UK resident or have lived in the UK for 3 years or more and be aged 19 before 1st August 2020. You will need internet access so that you can respond to email and a digital device that will enable you to type your answers into a web-based platform.

On top of the stardard residency/citizenship eligibility, they must also live in England but outside of the Greater London Authority or the combined authorities of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West of England, West Midlands, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, or West Yorkshire.

Continuing Studies

If you are interested in progressing to further study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are available - Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) England, Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Working in Adult Social Care, Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.

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Westminster Adult Education Service

We are Westminster City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in London, but we are proud to offer our courses to learners across England through online and Distance Learning. The council’s ambition is for...

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Westminster Adult Education Service

219 Lisson Grove
NW8 8LW London

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