SHMC2 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)
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:
- Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
or similar vocationally-based qualifications.
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|
Group M – mandatory units
|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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