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Certificate of Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
PDMN0170/12/A
Location:
Distance / Blended Learning
Duration:
16 weeks


This nationally accredited qualification is valuable if you are considering a career in any part of healthcare or the caring professions. The four units cover a wide range of information, best practice and legislation.

"The online learning is a good way to learn as you can work at your own pace, especially when you have to fit it in around your working day."

FAQs  

This nationally accredited qualification is valuable if you are considering a career in any part of health care or the caring professions. The four workbooks cover a wide range of medication information, best practice and legislation.

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.
Each unit has short answer question assessments. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and requires a good level of literacy, reading and writing.

Learners must be over 19 and resident in the UK or EU country for at least 3 years.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications within the health and social care sector or progress onto higher level courses.
You will receive a study pack which contains your learning resources, study plan, study guide and how to access the online assessment platform. If you want to complete paper-based assessment you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course.

It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD - Continuing Professional Development.

There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £100.

For more information call Steve or Lida on 01271 852354 or email pddistancelearning@petroc.ac.uk

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Course Fees

Total Fee: £0