NCFE Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines in Health and Social Care

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NCFE Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines in Health and Social Care:

This course will help you for the preparation for further training for a role where administrating medication is required. It will cover different types of medications and their use, knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication, legislation and audit process related to medication, responsibility and accountability, record keeping process for medication. This is delivered via distance learning.

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this. Assessments must be completed by the target dates agreed at enrolment.

On completion, could progress to Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care; Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care or Advanced level apprenticeships in Health and Social Care. Relevant employment exists within: Early years; Health and Social Care; Social work; Voluntary and Education.

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Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course reference: HEDKA013OCP0 (use this when contacting provider)

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Nationally recognised qualification

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner


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Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

This is a distance learning course

Total time for completion:

No time limit

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