Introduction to Distance Learning - Safe Handling of Medicines

What are the entry requirements?

The course is suitable for anyone who already works in a health care setting and wants to develop and improve their knowledge and skills in managing medication safely. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. However, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 1 or 2 qualification in a health or social care related area.

What subjects will I study?

This introductory session will focus on the different types of medication that you are likely to encounter in the workplace, the various classifications of medication and the sources of information and guidance available.

How will I learn?

The course will be delivered in a classroom environment. You will be expected to participate in the session and produce work that contributes to the requirements of Level 2 Understand medication and prescriptions unit.

How will I be assessed?

The aim is to introduce the subject and gain a basic knowledge and understanding of how to manage medicines safely to support your role. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to enrol on Level 2 in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care. This is provided through a supported distance learning approach, either in College or your workplace.

How long is the course?

This course will run for a half day.

Are there any additional costs?

No additional costs.

Can I get more information?

If you would like more information, please contact the Business & Employment Support team at Furness College:
T: 01229 844836

Or Course Leader, Lynne McCracken E:

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