Level 2 NCFE CACHE Cert in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
|Mode of study||Distance Learning|
|Course code||PLR2ODL039 (2223)|
Who is it for?
This qualification aims to help learners develop:
• a general understanding of different types of medication and their use
• knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication
• an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability
• an understanding of the record-keeping process for medication.
This is a knowledge-based qualification; achievement will not allow learners to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication.
This qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines. They may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other studies.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.
What does the course involve?
The qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge of the safe handling of medicines within a health and social care context. It provides an introduction to the various medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment, covering how medication is supplied and administered, and the possible side effects. The programme explores the procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines and the legislation surrounding these three areas. It also emphasises the importance of the audit process and issues surrounding responsibility, accountability and confidentiality. The course comprises four mandatory units arranged into two modules:
- Unit 01: Understand medication and prescriptions
- Unit 02: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
- Unit 03: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
- Unit 04: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage
This qualification could be what you need to improve your career prospects and get your ideal job, if you are unable to attend college on a regular basis. Distance Learning with Shrewsbury Colleges Group gives you more flexibility, allowing you to study where and when you want. All you need is a commitment, as Distance Learning is not necessarily an easy option, especially if you are already working full-time. We offer specially prepared course materials, which combined with help and support from your subject teacher make your learning experience easily manageable.
How is the course assessed?
To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete two formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking
The qualification is mapped to aspects of the knowledge outcomes for Clinical Health Skills and Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards. It is also mapped to the Skills for Care knowledge set for medication and may contribute towards parts of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.
What do I do next?
If you are ready to enrol, please click the enrol button at the top of this factsheet. If you would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on where you live, this course may incur fees - please check your home postcode in our postcode checker above, to see if you are eligible for funding. Following your enrolment, we will contact you with further information on your study, submitting assignments and tutor support.
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