Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)

(QRN – 601/6201/6)

 

 

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF) is aimed at health care staff whose duties may bring them into contact with medication.

The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF) will provide learners with the understanding of the principles and practices of working with medicines and develop an understanding of their responsibilities and the procedures they should follow when handling medicines.

 

 

Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve a total of 13 credits from the 4 mandatory units.

 

 

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Focus Awards does not set any other entry requirements but training providers or colleges may have their own guidelines.

 

 

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (RQF)

 

 

Age Ranges

This qualification is accredited for learners aged a minimum of 18.

 

 

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England.

 

 

Qualification Specification

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Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory group
Understand medication and prescriptions Y/601/9571 2 23 3
Supply, storage and disposal of medication K/601/9574 2 24 3
Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication T/601/9576 2 39 4
Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage F/601/9578 2 24 3