Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Medication Handling and Administration for Care Settings

Adult Care

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, specifically for learners in care roles where they are likely to be handling and administering medication. This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment in a care role and wish to develop specialist knowledge in relation to medication handling and administration.

Course Content

This knowledge qualification is designed for those learners wishing to support their role in the workplace, specifically for learners in care roles where they are likely to be handling and administering medication. This qualification is also suitable for those who aspire to work in a care setting. 

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 145 hours and of this 120 are recommended as guided learning hours GLH).

Topics covered

Learners undertaking this qualification will develop their underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to medication types and processes, principles of handling medication and principles of administering medication. 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed through the completion of a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed and internally quality assured by the centre.

Course Specifications

Awarding Body HABC Highfield
Guided Learning Hours 120
Units To complete the Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Medication Handling and Administration for Care Settings (RQF), learners must complete all units contained within the mandatory group.
Credit Value 15
Assessment Method It is assessed by a portfolio of evidence designed so that learners can demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
Course Delivery Online, Paper-based (Monthyl Workplace Visits)
Entry Rrequirements n/a
Funding Full funding available.
Progression Opportunities Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further qualifications.
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