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Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines QCF

The Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines QCF distance learning programme has been written for everyone who is involved in the care sector and is aimed to give all staff, supervisors and managers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to the managing and safe handling of medicines.

The NVQ qualification has now been replaced by the newer QCF qualification.


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Course Title:Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines QCF

Awarding Body:NCFE

Average Duration:160 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

The programme of study 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 parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.

The programme is divided into four core units, each 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 encounter within your work environment.  It also introduces some of the legislation surrounding medication and the sources of information and guidance available to help you to understand more about medication. The unit will also cover the procedures for prescribing and for dispensing 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 in relation to these procedures.

The third unit will provide you with information about the safe administration of medication, routes and methods of administration. Once medication is administered care workers also have a vital role in monitoring the effects of treatment so it is important that you are aware of the common adverse reactions that people can have when taking medication.

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

Qualification Title: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care (QCF)
Qualification Number: 601/3404/5
Total Credits: 15

Course Info

Course Title:Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines QCF

Awarding Body:NCFE

Average Duration:160 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

The programme of study 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 parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.

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

Assessment

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.

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.

Unit 01: Understand medication and prescriptions (3 credits)
Unit 02: Supply, storage and disposal of medication (3 credits)
Unit 03: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication (5 credits)
Unit 04: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication (4 credits)

The assessor/tutor will support the learner throughout the duration of the course. The learner will complete activities and an assignment in order to successfully complete the course.

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Course Description

The programme of study 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 parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.

The programme is divided into four core units, each 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 encounter within your work environment.  It also introduces some of the legislation surrounding medication and the sources of information and guidance available to help you to understand more about medication. The unit will also cover the procedures for prescribing and for dispensing 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 in relation to these procedures.

The third unit will provide you with information about the safe administration of medication, routes and methods of administration. Once medication is administered care workers also have a vital role in monitoring the effects of treatment so it is important that you are aware of the common adverse reactions that people can have when taking medication.

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

Qualification Title: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care (QCF)
Qualification Number: 601/3404/5
Total Credits: 15

Previous Knowledge

The programme of study 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 parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.

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

Assessment

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.

The assessor/tutor will support the learner throughout the duration of the course. The learner will complete activities and an assignment in order to successfully complete the course.

Unit 01: Understand medication and prescriptions (3 credits)
Unit 02: Supply, storage and disposal of medication (3 credits)
Unit 03: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication (5 credits)
Unit 04: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication (4 credits)

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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    Very enjoyable, easy to use and understand, very relevant and looking forward to doing this type of study again!
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