Oxbridge Home Learning

Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2

Oxbridge Home Learning

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Typology Vocational qualification Level 2
Methodology Online
Duration 6 Months
Start Different dates available
  • Vocational qualification Level 2
  • Online
  • Duration:
    6 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This course is ideal for a vast array of people and businesses, It is ideal for those who are already employed in a health and social care context, or those who wish to study the course as part of their own continuous professional development or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work.

The aim of this course is to develop the learner’s understanding of the different types of medication, and the requirements for the safe handling, storage and disposal of them. You may wish to access this training with a view to progress on to further qualifications or study this course to complement other programmes.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

On this course you will: Develop your knowledge of the safe handling of medicines Be introduced to the various medicines you are likely to encounter in a work environment. Cover how medication is supplied and administered and the possible side effects. Procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medicines and the legislation surrounding these three areas. Learn of the importance of the audit process and issues surrounding responsibility, accountability and confidentiality. Increase teamwork and morale as staff become more aware of how to communicate effectively and support colleagues. The course offer can be used as a staff benefit or as part of a development scheme. Increase the health, safety and security in the workplace as the course covers this.

· Who is it intended for?

Enhance both personal skills and professional development Courses are delivered as distance learning, learn at your convenience. Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed. Add something different and worthwhile and relevant to your CV.

· Requirements

You don't need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course.

· Qualification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).


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What you'll learn on the course

Medical Ethics
Health and Social Care
Drug Interaction
Health Ed
NHS Training
Professional development
Health and Safety
Safe handling
Controlled drugs
Safe handling of medicines
Storage of Medicines
Ordering of Medicines
Homely Remedies
Self Administration of Medicines
Refusal of Medicines
Oxygen Therapy
Medical Ethics
Oxygen Therapy

Course programme

  • Unit 1: Ordering of Medicines
  • Unit 2: Storage of Medicines
  • Unit 3: Administration of Medicines
  • Unit 4: Self Administration of Medicines
  • Unit 5: Homely Remedies
  • Unit 6: How Oral Medicines Work
  • Unit 7: Refusal of Medicines
  • Unit 8: Controlled Drugs
  • Unit 9: Common Side Effects from Medicines in the Older Service User
  • Unit 10: Errors Associated with the Administration of Medicine
  • Unit 11: Oxygen Therapy in a Care Home
  • Unit 12: Disposal of Medicines Confidentiality
  • Unit 13: Confidentiality
  • Unit 14: Competency in Clinical


Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

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