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Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medicines – Level 2

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 16
Hours: 4.00
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £811
Distance Learning

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/certificate-in-the-safe-handling-of-medicines-level-2
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Course Information for Students

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

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. 

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

On-site 

£300 which includes registration, certification and all resources.

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

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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Medical Practitioners

£76737

Medical Practitioners

Health Associate Professionals n.e.c.

£18728

Health Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Pharmacy and Other Dispensing Assistants

£14183

Pharmacy and Other Dispensing Assistants

Pharmacists

£36957

Pharmacists

Nurses

£28652

Nurses

Chemical and Related Process Operatives

£33177

Chemical and Related Process Operatives

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:32 pm