Distance Learning Courses

Safe Handling Of Medication In Health And Social Care Certificate (QCF)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

  • Qualification

    Distance Learning Courses
  • Subject

    Health and Social Care
  • Duration

    10-12 weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

Eligibility criteria:

- Age 19+
- Lived in the EU for 3 years.


This is a 12 week course for adults with continuous start dates throughout the year. With guidance and support you will work online towards achieving a recognised Level 2 qualification, and receive your certificate on completion. Please apply or contact us for further information.

Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

  • Assessment Criteria

    You will learn:

    - Unit 1 - Understand Medication and Prescriptions;
    - Unit 2 - Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication;
    - Unit 3 - Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administrations of Medication;
    - Unit 4 - Record-keeping and Audit Processes for Medication.

    As part of your registration process for online learning you will have to attend a short induction to provide evidence of your eligibility. You will not have to attend an interview.

Further information

Learner Benefits:

- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification;
- Evidence your competency in handling medication to employers;
- Further your personal and professional development;
- Create better preventative care by identifying how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication appropriately;
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.

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