understanding Safe Handling of Medication

Total Training Provision
Health & Social Care
Course Types
Accredited Courses with Certification
Study method
Student Type
Adult Learner, College Leaver (19+)
Training Level
Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE 4-9/A*-C)


Course eligibility:

  • Aged 19+ at the beginning of the academic year
  • Lived in the EU for 3 years 


Modern medicines are powerful substances which can have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.



  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency in handling medication to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development 
  • Create better preventative care by identifying how to maintain and record, store and dispose of medication appropriately 
  • Learn at a time that suits you without having to attend college 


What you will learn: 

  • Understand medications & perscriptions
  • Supply, Storage and disposal of medication
  • Understand the requirements for the safe administrations of medication
  • Record-keeping and Audit processes for medication 


This qualification could be used in a range of different sectors and settings. Some of the sectors this qualifcation could be utilised in are: 

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