Certificate in understanding the safe handling of medication

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your knowledge and understanding of medications used in health and social care, how to safely store, dispose and administer them.

Young nurse practicing the safe handling of medication
Course overview

At a glance

Level

2

Duration

6 weeks

Location

Online

About the course

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of medications used in the health and social care sector and how to handle them appropriately so that you can best support those in your care.

This short course will run via weekly webinars, giving you the opportunity to do your coursework at home. You will receive a professional Level 2 qualification awarded to you by TQUK.

 

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 19 and working in the health and social care sector. Whether you are at a junior or senior level it is a valued qualification to apply for.

It is an ideal programme for you if you are working in health and social care as it will cover the best practices you should use when handling medications.

Realise epitomises what a positive partnership working can achieve. They are professional and supportive of myself and my staff.

Dr Louise May, Director and Owner of Kare Plus Wirral and Liverpool

Thanks to Realise, we can offer new caregivers a recognised qualification, which has provided us with some amazing new staff.

Michael, Recruitment and Training Manager, Home Instead

What you’ll learn

You will cover a range of topics to help you develop and expand your knowledge and skills.

Learning topics include:

  • Understand medication and prescriptions
  • How to supply, story and dispose of medication
  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  • Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

Need more information?

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How you’ll learn

Throughout the course you will receive support for your learning and have access to a range of resources.

You’ll learn through:

  • Live webinars
  • Remote working
  • Dedicated support
  • Online assessments

Frequently asked questions

What is the certificate in understanding the safe handling of medication?
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The purpose of this qualification is to develop your knowledge and understanding of medications used in health and social care, how to safely store, dispose and administer them.
How does the course work?
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The course is delivered by an industry expert trainer It is broken down into live webinars, remote working, dedicated support and online assessments.
How long does it take to complete this course?
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Typically, it takes around 6 weeks to complete the certificate in understanding the safe handling of medication in health & social care.

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