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

Qualification summary

This qualification is designed for all health care staff whose duties may bring them into contact with medication. It would benefit all those seeking clear guidelines and advice regarding the various elements of safe administration of medicines.

 

The aim of the qualification is to provide the learner with a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of working with medicines. On completion of the qualification an individual will be familiar with the correct procedures for the administering, handling and disposal of medicines.

On completion of this qualification, you may progress into further learning or onto Skillsfirst vocationally-based qualifications, such as the:

 

or similar vocationally-based qualifications.

 

Related Documents:


Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF) Handbook

 

Qualification structure

To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve all 13 credits in Group M

 

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 130 hours

Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 110

 

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

SHMC2

 

600/5591/1

 

31/05/2021

 

Group M - mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Y/601/9571

SHM1

Understand medication and prescriptions

3

K/601/9574

SHM2

Supply storage and disposal of medication

3

T/601/9576

SHM3

Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

4

F/601/9578

SHM4

Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage

3

 

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