Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

The NHS spent more than £6.8 billion on medicines in 2015-16.

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.

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.

Cost

FREE – Your training course & qualification will be fully funded by the:

Awarding Body

What you will learn

This free 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.

Course delivery

Study online via distance learning means that you can choose when and where you want to study.

Course duration

6 to 8 weeks.

Eligibility

  • Learners must be aged 19 or over as of the 31/8/2019
  • Learners must be living in England and have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Learners cannot be on another government funded course of apprenticeship

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