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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 16

Hours: 4.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 300.00*

Exams (£): 300.00**

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The aim of this qualification is to increase knowledge, understanding and skills required for the safe handling of medication.

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification in medication, healthcare or social care.

Entry is at the discretion of the Centre. However, learners should be aged 18 or above to undertake this qualification. 

Course Content

Learners must achieve all four mandatory units:

  • Support use of medication in social care settings
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of individuals in relation to medication use
  • Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
  • Understand physiological measurements

How will I be assessed?

All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or case studies.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

£300 which includes registration, certification and all resources.

What can I do after this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to a:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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