Level Two Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines (Distance Learning)

This course is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of how to adopt good, safe working practices in relation to the dispensing of medicines and medical treatments.

Students for this course will need to be able to relate answers to a current or recent workplace environment. 

The home study courses are designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

What will I study?

The course will include the following units:
  • Unit 1: Ordering of Medicines
  • Unit 2: Storage of Medicines
  • Unit 3: Administration of Medicines
  • Unit 4: Self Administration of Medicines
  • Unit 5: Homely Remedies
  • Unit 6: How Oral Medicines Work
  • Unit 7: Refusal of Medicines
  • Unit 8: Controlled Drugs
  • Unit 9: Common Side Effects from Medicines in the Older Service User
  • Unit 10: Errors Associated with the Administration of Medicine
  • Unit 11: Oxygen Therapy in a Care Home
  • Unit 12: Disposal of Medicines Confidentiality
  • Unit 13: Confidentiality
  • Unit 14: Competency in Clinical

How will I be assessed?

The award is gained from successfully completed coursework so there is no exam to complete.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Additional information

This course is enrolling now.  Please visit the College Reception to enrol.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide