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Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Level 2

Course overview

This course covers the different types of medication and what they are used for. Students will also gain an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record-keeping and audits are completed correctly.  

Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Level 2




Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for those aged 14 and over.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will understand medication and prescriptions and how to supply, store and dispose of medication. They will also understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication, including record keeping and audit processes.

Course content

  • Different types of medication
  • The classification of medication and sources for guidance
  • How to obtain, handle and store medication
  • How to dispose of medication correctly
  • The roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures
  • Common side effects of medication
  • Monitoring the effects of medication
  • Audit processes and record-keeping for the administration of medication
  • The importance of responsibility and confidentiality

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

To attend remotely, students must have access to equipment to learn online, such as a laptop or tablet.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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