Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
What does this qualification cover? This qualification aims to develop your understanding of different types of medication, their use, and procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication. You will gain an understanding of the legislation and the audit process related to medication and the issues of responsibility and accountability as well as record keeping. This is a knowledge based qualification: achievement will not all you to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication. Who is suitable for? The qualification is designed for individuals working with, intending to work with adults in health and social care sectors.This course is suitable for health and social care workers in care homes, residential or health care settings as well as domiciliary care. The qualification will develop your understanding of the safe handling of medicines How is the qualification structured? To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care, you are required to successfully complete the mandatory units:
- Understand Medication and Prescriptions
- Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication
- Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administration of Medication
- Record-keeping and Audit Processes for Medication
How is it assessed? To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. This is achieved by completing assessments provided in the learning resources. The Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care is internally assessed.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. You must be aged 19+ and resided in the EU for the last 3 years in order to access funding.
The course is free*, however, there is a charge of £50 which is payable if the student does not complete the course.
*Funding available subject to eligibility check
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