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Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - Level 2

Course code: XPZV012P

Subject area: Online Courses

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

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Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2025

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01235 555 585

This knowledge-focused qualification is designed for learners seeking to deepen their understanding of the safe handling of medication in healthcare and social care contexts. It equips individuals with knowledge related to different types of medications, their use, storage, administration, disposal, legislation, and the responsibilities and accountability associated with medication handling.
The course provides knowledge and understanding of medication-related topics, including medication types and usage, procedures for obtaining, storing, administering, and disposing of medications, relevant legislation and audit processes, and the record-keeping associated with medication. Completing this qualification ensures learners are well-versed in the safe handling of medication within health and social care settings.
Course units
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
What next?
Learners can also progress to a range of qualifications including:
Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England)
Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Clinical Healthcare Support
Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Clinical Healthcare Support
Entry criteria
Learners must be aged 19 or above and have not previously completed a similar qualification to qualify for funding. Some courses may have additional specific prerequisites. Please see fee information for funding requirements, or discuss upon enquiry.
Fee information
These courses are government funded. To be able to study for free you must meet the following criteria:

- You must currently live in England

- You must have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years for purposes other than study

- You must be over the age of 19

- You must not be an apprentice

- You must not be currently studying another funded course.

Individual courses may have additional eligibility criteria, please contact for more information.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £499.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £499.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health 11 and Social Care (601/3404/5)
Learning & method assessment
This course is taught online and can be accessed remotely.