NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

Duration: 3 x 3 hour Sessions

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We have a limited amount of Government (LSC) funded courses for the delivery of training to organisations based within the Midlands.

This course is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge of the safe handling of medicines. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes. The course is also suitable for learners wishing to develop knowledge to prepare them for employment or for learners who are already in employment and wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development.

  • QCF Level 2
  • Guided Learning Hours: 110
  • Qualification Credit Value: 13 credits

The qualification aims to help learners develop:

  • An understanding of the classifications of drugs and how to find out information about drugs
  • An awareness of how medication is dispensed and administered and the possible side effects of medication
  • Knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines
  • An understanding of the legislation surrounding the supply and storage of medicines
  • Knowledge of quality control and the role of the pharmacist in the administration of medicine
  • An awareness of the importance of responsibility, accountability and confidentiality in handling medicines
  • A basis for further study and/or career development

Courses delivered as follows:

  • Two or three short group sessions
  • Part distance-learning
  • Tutor support
  • Delivered at your location

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate learners must complete all 4 units

In order to be eligible for funding we require a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 students on the course, where the students need to be over 16 years old on enrolment, resident in the UK for at least 3 years and currently live in England.

Information, Advice & Guidance - We aim to provide a high quality service with impartial information, advice and guidance for our funded training provision. We will work collaboratively with organisations to help them to define and understand their training requirements and source the right solution for their staff. We also support our learners to ensure they undertake the right course for their needs and are able to complete their learning and progress their careers in line with their skills and ambitions.

As an organisation, we value and encourage all feedback, whether positive or negative, and ask all attendees on our courses to complete appraisal forms as well as providing other channels through which they can give feedback. Anyone wishing to provide feedback can call us on freephone 0800 310 2300 or e-mail
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