Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines - Level 2

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Course Code : PI864
Format : Paper
Accreditation : NCFE
Suggested Duration : 16 Weeks
Level : 2

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Course Description

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines - Level 2 NCFE

Our Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines course has been created to complement your practical work. It will also help you to strengthen your practical skills with theoretical knowledge and understanding of this subject area. This will provide you with the opportunity to highlight any parts of the job you may not currently be involved with. 

There are four main units, all of which will focus on a different area of the managing safe handling of medicines. 

Module 1 will provide learners with an introduction into the range of medicine types that you are most likely to come across whilst at work.  It will also cover the relevant legislation which surrounds medication. Not only this, you will examine a range of learning materials and sources of information, which will enable you to gain a better understanding about medication. You will also look at the different procedures in place when it comes to both prescribing and dispending medication.

Module 2 will cover a range of topics regarding the relevant legislation concerning the safe handling, storage and also disposal of medicines, as well as the responsibilities and duties of staff regarding the procedures. 

The third module will provide learners with information about the safe administration of medication. Learners will investigate the effects of treatment, and also the negative reactions that may occur after taking medication. 

The final module will provide information on quality control (the audit process) and also on the records that must be updated and maintained in relation to the safe administration of medicines. 


Course Modules

  • 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 administration and storage


No Previous Knowledge Required

This course has been created to complement your practical work. It will enable you to strengthen your practical skills with theoretical knowledge. 

There are four main units which will guide learners through the essential parts of the safe handling of medicines. 


12 Months Tutor Support

Students will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, throughout the duration of the programme (via mail or email).

You will also be able to access our student help desk who will be available to provide any practical advice you may require whilst completing your studies.



To achieve the 'Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines qualification', students will be required to complete both internal and external assignments. Your personal tutor will review and mark your work, it will then be sent off to be moderated. 


Awarding Organisation

This programme has been approved under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited, which has been accredited as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to provide recognition to courses. Accreditation from NCFE is seen as a guarantee of high quality. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate. The learning outcomes of this course have been measured and benchmarked using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors. This will enable learners to look at the level of achievement involved and also the difficulty of the course.


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