Course Details

This 20 week distance learning qualification is designed to provide individuals with the theoretical knowledge that they need to help them understand and handle medication within their workplace.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience or knowledge required.

Career options

This course can be used as knowledge evidence towards a suitable sector qualification such as the Apprenticeship or Diploma in Health and Social Care. This course can also be used for updating existing knowledge and CPD

Handling Medicines in Health & Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Five highlights

  • 1 Excellent track record to ensure your achievement and success.
  • 2 Knowledge based qualification that can be built upon.
  • 3 Flexible start dates and delivery.
  • 4 Qualification recognised throughout the Health and Social Care sectors.
  • 5 Qualification tailored to meet your individual learning needs.

Key Points

  • Distance Learning
  • Flexible start date
  • Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (QCF)


Your course will cost

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Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
Are you in receipt of JSA or ESA Work Related Activity Group, or are you in receipt of a State Benefit and currently unemployed and seeking employment?
Are you getting a SFE loan for this course?
Course code Location Course length Start date
HCR444DD1A Distance Learning Flexible Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

The programme covers a wide range of information, best practice and legislation including an introduction to the types of medication that an individual is likely to encounter, explanation of the correct storage and handling of medication as well as legislative requirements for audit process and issues and accountability and responsibility.

How will I be taught?

Following enrolment with the assessor, learners will undertake completion of the assessments using the resources provided. The method for submission of assessment books is subject to the delivery method agreed by the learner and assessor at enrolment.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be submitted using the method agreed and within the timescale negotiated with the assessor at enrolment. Feedback will be provided for each assessment book and any amendments would be completed and submitted by the learner as required.

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