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Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in H&SC

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.

Units covered in this programme include:

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

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

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Anytime from Aug 2021 : Distance Learning : Part-time
Course Code : CMNX0043/21/AE
Level : Level 2
Duration : 16 Weeks

Cost : Free *

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Course details

Assessments

Each unit is assessed through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. 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.

Entry Requirements

You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years.

Aged 19 – 23 must hold a full Level 2 qualification.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge-based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.

You need to be handling medication within health and social care setting.

Progression

You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications or progress onto higher level courses.

Facilities and resources

For learners wishing to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.

For those requesting workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.

If you want to complete the paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.

FAQs

Q: How long will this course take to complete?

A: This is a distance/home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 16 week period. 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 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.



Q: How much does this course cost?

A: 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 £125.



Q: How do I apply?

A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email pddistancelearning@petroc.ac.uk

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Staring Date : 01/08/2021
Course Code : CMNX0043/21/AE Distance Learning Apply

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