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Level 2 Certificate Safe Handling of Medication

Subject Area

Health & Social Care

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Distance Learning

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This distance learning programme is designed for everyone involved in the care sector and aims to give all staff, supervisors, and managers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to the management and safe handling of medicines. It would be useful for individuals involved in medication administration in educational establishments.

What will I learn?

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, or even fatal, consequences. Up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication. This course is a great introduction to the different types of medicines and how to record, store and handle them appropriately.

What will the course lead on to?

Throughout this course you will explore the following aspects:

  • Gaining good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines
  • Maintaining stock and recording, storing, and disposing of medication
  • Understanding the different types of medication and how they are classified
  • Learning the correct procedure for record keeping and the audit process
  • Gaining relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience.

Are there any links with industry and university?

If you are employed within this sector or would like to be, this course will ensure you have the most up-to-date knowledge to fulfil your duties. If you wish to study further, we have a range of qualifications which are relevant to the health and social care sector. These can be viewed on our website. For more information, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or learner.services@wvr.ac.uk.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are the entry requirements?

You should have access and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full level 2 qualification.

If you are currently undertaking an apprenticeship programme you will be exempt from enrolling on this course.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

Duration
20 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Distance Learning
Day(s)
In your own time
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you fail to complete the course you will be charged £100 to cover the cost of registration. For residents of Greater Manchester Combined Authority the fee for this course is £362. *Ts&Cs apply.

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