IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines develops the learners’ understanding of different types of medication and how they are used. Learners will develop knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medicines, medicine related legislation, audit processes and issues of responsibility and accountability. The objectives of the qualification are to prepare learners for further learning, prepare them for employment and support a role in the workplace.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to help learners develop:

  • a general understanding of different types of medication and their use
  • knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication
  • an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability
  • an understanding of the record-keeping process for medication

This is a knowledge-based qualification; achievement will not allow learners to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines. They may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other studies.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications, click on the link to the Workforce Development or call Sue Mayers on 01244 344322

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