NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
In relation to the administration of medicines, poor practice can lead to serious errors being made and ultimately cause injury to people using health and social care services. It’s essential, therefore, that care staff understand procedures for handling medicines competently, safely and that they follow safe practice guidelines when dealing with medicine administration.
This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge of safe handling of medicines within a health and social care environment. It introduces the various medicines learners are likely to come into contact with, covering how medication is administered, and supplied, and the possible side effects. The course explores the procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines and the legislation surrounding these areas. It also examines the learners’ responsibility in relation to this, the audit process and, emphasising the importance of confidentiality and accountability.
This course is available online or as a paper-based submission
We are presently undertaking online registrations so there is no minimum amount of people for an Induction to take place. All we will require is the students contact details (mobile phone number and a valid email address.
The qualifications are NCFE level 2 and are fully certificated Nationally recognised courses.
Learners are able to further their own continuous professional development a criteria for the care certificate which may also improve their career prospects and can then progress on to further qualifications in health & social care or other related subjects.
The course submission times are between 8 and 16 weeks depending on which course they choose to complete.
They will have a dedicated Tutor from the College or Learning Provider, who are fully trained and give feedback on all questions answered. Specialist Tutors are available and are qualified in dealing with anyone who has a learning difficulty ie: Dyslexia and they will support all learners throughout the course.
All of our Induction are carried out by one of our experience Inductors and can be either by telephone or an online forum such as Zoom, MS Teams at a time and place to suit you This is necessary so that students and staff get all the information required to complete the course successfully. We are very aware of the disruption this may sometimes cause, but we try to work with you and your staff.
For Companies we are now offering face to face inductions at your premises and asking for a minimum of 8 people to attend for an Induction to take place with one of our experienced Inductors.
During the Induction we introduce people to the courses and complete the necessary College paperwork.
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