Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines QCF Level 2

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Level 2


100 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £460.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to gain a knowledge of Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this Distance Learning Course is the course for you.

The course is designed to complement your practical work, as it will help you to underpin your practice with theoretical knowledge.  It will also give you the opportunity to look at other parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.

This course is divided into four core units, each one concentrating on an important aspect of the managing and safe handling of medicines.

The first unit provides an introduction to the many types of medicines that you are likely to come into contact with, within your work environment.  It also introduces some of the legislation surrounding medication and the sources of information and guidance that is available to help you understand more about medication. The unit will also cover the procedures for prescribing and the dispensing of medication.

The second unit contains information surrounding the legislation that applies to the safe handling, storage and disposal of medicines and the roles and responsibilities of staff who may be involved in these procedures.

The third unit will provide you with information about the safe administration of medication, also routes and methods of administration. Once medication is administered care workers also have a vital role in monitoring the effects of any treatment that may be given to ensure that you are aware of the common adverse reactions that people can have whilst taking medication.

The final unit provides information on the purpose of quality control (the audit process) and on the records that need to be maintained regarding the administration of medicines.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines qualification consists of a combination of internally and externally set assignments which are marked by your tutor and are moderated by NCFE.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £385.00 Nil £385.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £260.00 £50.00 X 4 months £460.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £160.00 £100.00 X 3 months £460.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

  • Unit 1: Understand medication and 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 administration and storage
Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


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