Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Certificate

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This course provides a general understanding of different types of medication and their use. It is useful for any healthcare professional who may be required to administer, store or dispose of medication. You will gain knowledge of relevant legislation and the audit process relating to medication. Additionally, you’ll explore issues of accountability and the importance of record keeping.

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

Course Information

This course is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has access to the internet and an interest in healthcare. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic IT skills and an interest in healthcare.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.


Benefits / Skills

  • Learn how to correctly and safely administer medication

  • Gain a recognised qualification

  • Acquire knowledge of storing and disposing of medication

  • Develop understanding of legislation and record keeping

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Career Progression

Progression may include Level 2 and 3 diplomas in health and social care (adults), the Preparing to Working in Adult Social Care course at Levels 2 and 3, or the Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 3.

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Course Details


Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study Type

Full time

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Course Code


Health Science & Social Care

Leeds City College
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