Understanding Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

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 consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

This course covers the different types of medication and what they are used for. You 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.

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Distance Learning enables the learner to study remotely at a time and place that suits them.

The learning materials will be provided and each learner will receive professional support and guidance throughout their course.

Average Completion Time: 25 Hours however this may differ depending on the learner.

Entry Requirements: Minimum Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy, Ideally working in a Health/Social Care environment.

Submission Dates: 1 Unit to be submitted every 2 weeks

Completion Methods Available: Online Resources/Online Assessment

For more information about our courses please take a look at our Induction Guide https://sway.office.com/N26jU7ll8ZoQovD5?ref=Link

 

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication is split into 4 manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

Unit 2: Logistical aspects of handling medication

Unit 3: Understand how to administer and support individuals to self-administer medication

Unit 4: Legislation, guidance and audit processes for medication in health and social care settings

This course is Fully funded to anyone who meets the Eligibility Criteria.

Eligibility criteria as follows:

  • Candidates must be aged 19 or over before the start of the academic year
  • Candidates age 19-23 must already hold a full Level 2 qualification
  • Candidates must have lived within the EU for the last 3 years
  • Not enrolled onto any other course and must not have completed their chosen course previously

If the learner meets the eligibility criteria these distance learning courses will be provided FREE OF CHARGE within the following guidelines: –

  • Learners must complete their training successfully within the agreed time scales which will be set at time of induction. Where work is not completed by the expected end date or the candidate withdraws from the course a standard £125 fee per person will be payable by the person undertaking the training.

IF YOUR POST CODE IS LOCATED IN ONE OF THE DEVOLVED AREAS BELOW YOU MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING WITH SCARBOROUGH TEC.

  • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Greater London Authority
  • West of England Combined Authority
  • North of Tyne Combined Authority
  • Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Wales
  • Scotland

If you are unsure of whether or not you fall into a devolved area please contact the admin team who will be able to assist.

For more information please go to the following website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/adult-education-budget-aeb-devolution

All of our Distance Learning courses are fully-funded by the Government. In order to be eligible for this funding you should be aged 19+ and have lived in the European Union for 3 years or more. If you have any questions about your eligibility please contact our team on (01723) 356288. Please note that a fee is payable if students decide to withdraw from the course and do not complete their assessments.