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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines The NEW Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines is ideal for people who work in health and social care. The programme supports individuals in understanding different types of medication and what they are used for, 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. Course Information • A blended or distance learning programme • Flexible learning–candidates complete the programme within agreed time scales • Fully supported by The Skills Network in partnership with our network of Further Education colleges • Simple enrolment and induction procedure • Receive a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification upon completion • NO course fees– fully funded by the college (subject to terms and conditions–See‘Course Costs’ overleaf) Tutor support Our team of highly qualified tutors are available to support all learners throughout their programme of study with robust feedback,advice and guidance. The new I-TUTOR can also be found in your new resource packs to provide useful tips and hints to help your learning journey. Connecting people…developing skills Course Content Upon enrolment each candidate will receive a learning resource/information pack which includes four units: Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions • Different types of medication and uses • Classification of medicines • Legislation and guidelines relating to medication • Roles in the medication process • Accessing information about medication Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication • Checking information on medication • Procedures concerning medication • Requirements for medication storage in different settings • Storage of controlled drugs • Safe disposal of medication Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication • Preparation for the administration of medicines • Safe administration of medication • Supporting individuals in administering their own medication • Procedures to follow if there are issues with administering medicines • Monitoring the effects of medication Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage • Audit processes concerning medications • Keeping records relating to medication up-to-date • Legislation relating to confidentiality • Key definitions of accountability and responsibility • Accountability and responsibility in relation to medication Completing the Course Each candidate will receive their own learning pack which includes learning resources /information booklets and paper-based assessments, one for each unit. Candidatesmustcompleteallassessmentsintheagreedtimescalesandsubmittheseformarkingbyourteamofqualifiedtutors.Yourtutorwillthenprovidefeedback, advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of all four unit assessments, candidates will then be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines. Candidate Application Candidates can apply to undertake this course by registering their interest with their employer (e.g. their line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register candidates by completing a standard Candidate Application Form (terms and conditions apply). Applicants will then be required to attend a group induction session at their place of work at a time to be agreed. Course Costs There are no fees for this course as the college has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the candidate).** Please note that when a candidate enrols on this course they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated time scales. Should a candidate not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of the college delivering the course. Contact Us To register applicants, or for more information, please contact The Learnerfind Team on: T: 0113 887 8349 E: **This information is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change. The Skills Network reserves the right to impose fees at the request of partner colleges. Details of any related fees will be presented and agreed with candidates and employers prior to enrolment if applicable.