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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 16

Hours: 4.00

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Tuition (£): 811.00*

Concessions: 362.00***

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.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Employer academy prepared Michael for his future career

Health care assistant Michael Smith has recently completed his apprenticeship and is already “a really valuable” team member on ward 206 at the Royal Derby Hospital.        
 
Michael, 21, took levels two and three in Health and Social Care at the Roundhouse, where he also gained valuable work experience through the innovative Employer Academy run in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.        
 
This voluntary work helped him secure clinical apprenticeship role with the Trust.      
 
Michael trained on orthopaedic Ward 206 and was supported academically throughout his apprenticeship by DCG.          
 
He is now a qualified Health Care Assistant on the ward – following in the footsteps of his mum and brother.          
 
Michael said: “I’m happy as an HCA, but in future I may look at becoming a nurse practitioner or physiotherapist.”          
 
Senior Ward Sister Lynsey Heald described Michael as “a really valuable member of the team” and said his college study programme and work experience through the Employer Academy helped prepare him for the ward.          
 
She added: “He’s really hard working and he’s got a lovely way with the patients, and he gets on really well with the team.          
 
“Doing the health and social care courses really helped because he knew what to expect. They become a bit more confident, as well. We’ve got a recent new apprentice and Michael’s really taken her under his wing.”

I like caring for people, I’m enjoying the job and I really like the team. I’d recommend it.

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