The Safe Handling of Medicines - Level 2 Course is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of how to adopt good, safe working practices in relation to the dispensing of medicines and medical treatments.

Please Note: students for this course will need to be able to relate answers to a current or recent workplace environment.

The home study courses are designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.

The Home Study Courses Include the Following Units:-

  • Unit 1: Ordering of Medicines

  • Unit 2: Storage of Medicines

  • Unit 3: Administration of Medicines

  • Unit 4: Self Administration of Medicines

  • Unit 5: Homely Remedies

  • Unit 6: How Oral Medicines Work

  • Unit 7: Refusal of Medicines

  • Unit 8: Controlled Drugs

  • Unit 9: Common Side Effects from Medicines in the Older Service User

  • Unit 10: Errors Associated with the Administration of Medicine

  • Unit 11: Oxygen Therapy in a Care Home

  • Unit 12: Disposal of Medicines Confidentiality

  • Unit 13: Confidentiality

  • Unit 14: Competency in Clinical

Course Duration:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study courses will take approximately 80 hours of study to complete.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements.

Technical Support:

Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.

Certification:

ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive a Safe Handling of Medicines Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.  This means that the course developers (Kendal Publishing) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.

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