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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines

NVQ Training Group

Other Qualifications , Medicine

Course Description

Introduction The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland1 and is part of the National Qualifications Framework. Its Qualification Accreditation Number is 10062269. This qualification is therefore fundable under the Learning and Skills Act 2000 under Sections 96 and 97. Its Learning Aim Code is 10062269. The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland1 and is part of the National Qualifications Framework. Its Qualification Accreditation Number is 10062269. This qualification is therefore fundable under the Learning and Skills Act 2000 under Sections 96 and 97. Its Learning Aim Code is 10062269. This qualification is intended to provide progression to, but not overlap with, NVQsSVQs in related areas. Qualification Overview Guided learning hours (GLH): up to 120 NQF Level: 2 Assessment requirements: Internally assessed and externally moderated workbook The qualification consists of 5 units: Unit 01 An introduction to medicines and prescriptions Unit 02 Medicine supply, storage and disposal Unit 03 The safe administration of medication Unit 04 Quality control and record keeping in the administration of medication Unit 05 Accountability, responsibility and confidentiality in the administration of medication Learners must successfully complete all 5 mandatory units to be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines. Unit Summaries Unit 01: An introduction to medicines and prescriptions (QCA Unit No. K5002487) This unit provides an introduction to the many types of medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment. It introduces some of the legislation about medication and sources of information and guidance. The unit also covers the procedures of prescribing and dispensing. The unit has 3 elements: Element 1.1 Classification and categories of medicines Element 1.2 Information sources Element 1.3 Prescribing and dispensing This unit is mandatory and accounts for 24 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours. Unit 02: Medicine supply, storage and disposal (QCA Unit No. M5002488) This unit contains information on the legislation that applies to the safe handling, storage and disposal of medicines and the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures. The unit has 2 elements: Element 2.1 Medication legislation and storage requirements Element 2.2 Disposal of medicines This unit is mandatory and accounts for 24 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours. Unit 03: The safe administration of medication (QCA Unit No. T5002489) This unit will provide learners with information about the safe administration of medication, routes and methods of administration and some of the more common adverse reactions to medication. The unit has 5 elements: Element 3.1 Routes and methods of administration Element 3.2 Drug administration systems Element 3.3 Administration of medication Element 3.4 Self administration of medication Element 3.5 Side effects and adverse reactions This unit is mandatory and accounts for 24 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours Unit 04: Quality control and record keeping in the administration of medication (QCA Unit No. K5002490) This unit provides information on the purpose of quality control (the audit process) and on the records that must be maintained regarding the administration of medicines. The unit has one element: Element 4.1 Quality control and recording information This unit is mandatory and accounts for 24 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours Unit 05: Accountability, responsibility and confidentiality in the administration of medication (QCA Unit No. M5002491) This unit provides an introduction to accountability and responsibility which are essential elements in the safe handling of medic

Introduction The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland1 and is part of the National Qualifications Framework. Its Qualification Accreditation Number is 10062269. This qualification is therefore fundable under the Learning and Skills Act 2000 under Sections 96 and 97. Its Learning Aim Code...

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