Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)
(QRN – 601/6201/6)
The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF) is aimed at healthcare 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 help to develop an understanding of their responsibilities and the procedures they should follow when handling medicines.
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.
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)
This qualification is accredited for learners who are a minimum of 18 years old.
This qualification is available in England.
To view the Qualification Specification please click here.
|Unit Title||Unit Ref||Level||GLH||Credit|
|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|