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

Part Time

Course Overview

By completing this course you will gain a nationally recognised qualification and also improve and develop your skills and knowledge in the safe handling of medication in health and social care.

Course Content

This course is split into four manageable units;

Unit 1 - Understand medication & prescriptions
Unit 2 - Supply, storage and disposal of medication
Unit 3 - Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
Unit 4 - Record keeping and audit processes for medication

Entry Requirement

In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year olds you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths


To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievements of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units, as detailed in the qualification specification.  Grades are not awarded.

Where does this course lead to

This qualification is suitable for anyone who works within the health care sector or anyone who wishes to work in the sector in the future.  The qualification is also suitable for anyone who handles medication while in a caring role.

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL073
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019