Would you benefit from developing your knowledge and understanding of safe handling of medication in health and social care?
This course covers the different types of medication and what they are used for. You will also gain an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly.
Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
This unit will cover the different types of medication that individuals may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication and sources of information and guidance.
Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
You will gain an understanding of how to obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication correctly, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.
Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
This unit covers the administration of medication by looking at the process and common side effects, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and monitoring the effects of medication.
Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication
You will develop an understanding of the audit process, including the records that must be maintained within the administration of medicines and issues of responsibility and confidentiality. The benefits of this course include:
Learn from your own home, in your own time
Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible
Potential to progress on to one of our other End of Life Care training courses.
Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:
End Of Life Care Training
Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
Students need to be working at Level 1 English and should have the ambition to progress into further study, or work.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability whilst studying with CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. You will be assigned a tutor who will make contact with you prior to you course starting and you will have access to MS Teams to communicate with your tutor and support network. Course work is submitted via our online system and your tutor will mark and return you work to you with feedback.