Where will this course lead?

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. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

What will I study?

· Gain good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines

· Learn how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication

· Understand the different types of medication and how they are classified

· Learn the correct procedure for record keeping and the audit process

· Gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience

How will this course be delivered?

8 weeks distance learning (2 assessments)

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you with a date for enrolment, or contact 0121 678 7181 / professionals@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

No specific entry requirements, but an initial assessment will be completed at enrolment.

What else do I need to know?

You must be aged 19+ and have lived within the European Economic Area (EEA) for at least 3 years. You must be based in England; however some postcode exclusions apply - please enquire for confirmation of eligibility. In addition to this, please note that participants cannot be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship or higher education training programme.

These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.

What can I do after this course?

Could progress to:
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
Advanced level apprenticeships in Health & Social Care

Relevant employment within:
- Early years
- Health & Social Care
- Social work
- Voluntary
- Education


Blossomfield Campus, Stratford-upon-Avon College

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