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Coronavirus Update: Due to the current situation we can only accept online enrolments from; Greater London, West Midlands and Tees Valley.

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Overview

The NHS spent more than £6.8 billion on medicines in 2015-16 and experts believe that more than 50% of all medication is prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, half of all patients in the UK fail to take their medication correctly.

These facts can often lead to disastrous consequences, especially when medication ends up in the wrong hands.

By completing this free course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also develop and improve your knowledge and skills in the handling of medication in health and social care.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone who works in the healthcare sector or anyone who wishes to work in this sector in the future. The qualification is also suitable for anyone who handles medication while in a caring role.

What you will learn

This course is split into 4 manageable units:

  1. Understand medication and prescriptions
  2. Supply, storage and disposal of medication
  3. Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  4. Record keeping and audit processes for medication

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Improve your communication skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry.
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study.
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

Fully funded subject to meeting the eligibility criteria:

  • Live in the West Midlands, Greater London or Tees Valley
  • Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study
  • 19+ at the start of the academic year (19-23-year-olds must have Level 2 prior attainment)
  • Not on an apprenticeship
  • Not completed any part of the course before
  • Employer declaration required for those on low wage

Delivered by Learning Curve Group (LCG) – national training and education specialists.

  • Online
  • Paper-based

The course takes on average 21 days.

We have had learners complete in 1 day and others in 40.

NCFE CACHE. Awarding Organisation nationally recognised by the qualification regulators for each country of the United Kingdom.

Fully funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

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How to sign up

Due to the current situation we can only accept online enrolments from:

  • West Midlands
  • Greater London
  • Tees Valley

If you are from outside of these areas and live in England please visit our partners at Free Courses in England

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