Course Overview

With approximately 4-5% of UK hospital admissions caused by the incorrect use of medicines at an estimated cost of £466 million a year to the NHS, understanding how to handle medicines safely is crucial work anyone wishing to work in health and social care. If you think you’d like a career in this area, this nationally recognised RQF is a must!

If you’re already employed in a health and social care role, then this course is ideal to further your own professional development, which could also lead to increased pay and responsibility.

On this NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, you’ll:

  • Be introduced to the various medicines you are likely to encounter in a work environment
  • Learn how medication is supplied and administered, as well as the possible side effects
  • Learn procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines and the legislation surrounding these three areas
  • Discover the importance of the audit process and issues surrounding responsibility, accountability and confidentiality.

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 110 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. Read more about NCFE CACHE here.

Our course code
X208
Qualification Code
501/0037/3
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handline of Medicines

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Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level two: the equivalent difficulty of a GCSE, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English
Minimum age
18 years old.

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