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Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care Level 2

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Call 01756 693 800 L200141D/1 - - Days VARIOUS Distance Learning £ 0*

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners knowledge and understanding of how to administer, store, dispose of and process medicines safely and provides learners with an understanding of medication and prescriptions, This qualification is intended to prepare learners in this subject area and to prepare them for further learning or training.

You will study:

  • Understand medication and prescriptions
  • Supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  • Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

For each unit, a set of knowledge questions are issued as the formal assessment.
Your tutor will provide feedback following the completion of each. All assessments must be completed and passed in order for you to successfully achieve the qualification.

Further Study

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.


Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).


Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email distancelearning@craven-college.ac.uk

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email communitylearning@craven-college.ac.uk

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email parttime@craven-college.ac.uk

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