NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Handling Medicines

Price: Fully Funded providing learners meet eligibility criteria

Duration: 10 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate



The Level 2 in Handling Medicines is suitable for those who wish to develop their knowledge of Medication within a range of settings. 

This Award Aims To: 

  • Understanding of the classifications of drugs and how to find out information about drugs
  • Have an awareness of how medication is dispensed and administered and the possible side effects of medication
  • Have knowledge of the procedures of obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines
  • Have an understanding of the legislation surrounding the supply and storage of medicines
  • Have knowledge of quality control and the role of the pharmacist in the administration of medicine
  • Have an awareness of the importance of responsibility, accountability and confidentiality in handling medicines

Breakdown Of The Course: 

  • Understand Medication and Prescription
  • Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication
  • Understand the requirements for the safe Administration of Medication
  • Record Keeping and audit process for medication

Learning Requirements & Additional Details:

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this award. Candidates wishing to undertake this award should have the minimum level of literacy and numeracy necessary to use the distance learning materials and to complete the assessment tasks

Admittance onto a course of study remains at the discretion of the centre based upon the above criteria.

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the safe Handling of Medication provides a sound preparation for further study with the opportunity to progress into employment.

This course is to be completed via Distance Learning.  Once enrolled on the course a folder will be delivered containing units to read and assessments to complete.  The duration of the course is 12 weeks.

To enroll on this course, contact Dan on (01326) 555472 or press the ‘call me back’ button to make an enquiry.