Course Code: SA1FE014 Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 22 Feb 2024 Community Based 5 Weeks Apply now 21 Feb 2025 Community Based 5 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryFree or no upfront fees Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help you with your studies which could include having your course fees paid and additional help with living expenses. There's plenty of information available on our financial support page for 19+ learners. Find out how we can help , This qualification is designed for those working in or wishing to work in the health and social care sector and who wish to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines. Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe, or even fatal, consequences. Up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication. This course is a great introduction to the different types of medicines and how to record, store and handle them appropriately This 6 week course is one of a suite of short 6 week CPD courses available over the academic year. Others available include: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2 Award in Helping Skills Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date. Qualification ObtainedCertificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Industry Placement and Field TripsThis is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements and no field trips on this programme. Learning and Teaching Methods The course consists of 4 units and provides the knowledge and understanding of: different types of medication and their use the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability the record keeping process for medication The course is delivered over 6 weeks from the course start date through once weekly 4 hour classroom based sessions with a specialist course tutor. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and will guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 4 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks. You will also have access to a Virtual Learning Platform which will provide you with additional resources to support completion of the qualification. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsThere are no exams or graded assessments in this qualification. For each unit, assessment will be made following the completion of a workbook in which you will demonstrate your knowledge through written responses. Throughout the course you will receive regular feedback on the work that you submit which will contain guidance as to how to further improve and to support you to ensure that all criteria are passed. Other Costs and Equipment NeededFor completion of the assessment tasks, it is recommended that you either have access to devices at home such as a laptop or that you are able to attend college at additional times to access the IT facilities available. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This Level 2 qualification in the Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care provides a valuable CPD opportunity for those already working in the health and social care sector to further extend knowledge gained from the Care Certificate or core health and social care qualifications. It can also be used to enhance the CV and provide background knowledge for those looking to gain employment in the health and social care sector. Additionally, it can support preparation for higher level study in the health and social care sector by providing specialist knowledge.