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Course Code: NPCHS051/1DL

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Online-Learning

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Explore key principles of medication handling, including storage, administration and disposal protocols. Learn about the importance of accurate record-keeping, medication labels and communication with healthcare professionals. Understand common types of medications, their effects and potential side effects.

This course will give an overall understanding of safe handling of medicines. The units and topics covered include the following: 

  • Understand medication and prescriptions.
  • Supply, storage and disposal of medication.
  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication and Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage.

Be working or volunteering in a health and social care environment or other relevant working environment; have a basic level of English in order to complete the written assessments.

This is an online learning course and will require the learner to commit to self study hours in order to complete the assessments.

Each learner will be assessed via interactive online resources and end of unit assessment questions. Assessments must be completed in the agreed timescale and submitted to the assessor who will then provide feedback, advice and guidance, and, additional support where needed.

Susan Goodwin, H&SC Assessor
Tel: 01782 254121
Chloe Richards, H&SC Administrator
Tel: 01782 254387
E Mail:

There are further Level 2 certificates that you may progress to, which include: mental health problems, dementia care, and infection control, care planning, autism, learning disabilities, equality and diversity, nutrition. Also you may progress to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care or progress on to an apprenticeship within the sector.

A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For more details visit

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16 Weeks

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