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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 16

Hours: 4.00

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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.

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