Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Level 2
Course Code: SC1FE371
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Advance your career in the health or social care sector by learning about the safe handling of medication. Suitable for qualified professionals and new starters alike, this 4-week course provides specialist knowledge and understanding about this important area of practice. You will learn about the different types of medication and their use as well as the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication. This is a knowledge-based qualification only and isn’t intended to qualify you to administer medication. However, the specialist knowledge it provides will undoubtedly support your continuing professional development and provide a foundation for further relevant study.
No previous training or experience is required to do this course however you will ideally be aged 19 or over.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course requires you to attend a 3-hour session at College each week for 4 weeks, with the following choice of times:
Tuesday 1.30-4.30pm (starts 20/2/18)
Tuesday 6-9pm (starts 10/4/18)
Thursday 9.45am-12.45pm (starts 17/5/18)
The sessions will involve group activities and discussions, with 1-2-1 support also provided. When you start the course, we will assign you a group tutor who will support you in collating your written evidence.
You will also need to complete some independent learning.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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