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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
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For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L2 Certificate Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Level 2 | Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care (RQF)

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Please note you may only enrol on one course at a time, however you may enrol on additional courses upon completion of your current course.

From January 2024 there will be a fee of £100 for this course unless you qualify for a low-income fee waiver.

To qualify for a fee waiver and to meet the funding requirements of this course:

  • You must be aged 19 years or over as of 31/08/2023
  • You must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • You must currently reside in England
  • You should earn below the income threshold for your funding region. Please follow the finance option key on the main online learning page for Low Waged programme.
  • Please note If you are aged 19-23 and do not already hold a Full Level 2 Qualification we will need to discuss options with you prior to commencing your course.

You will need to understand that:

  • This is a Level 2 qualification and a reasonable level of English is beneficial to completing
  • The typical duration of this course is 12 weeks and self-commitment should be made to allow yourself time to provide detailed responses to the assignments.
  • We recommend spending a minimum of 2-4 hours per week on this course

Course Information

You will need to be working in the care sector to enable you to successfully complete this course, if you have any questions regarding this please email [email protected].

The NHS spent more than £6.8 billion on medicines in 2015-16 and experts believe that more than 50% of all medication is prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, half of all patients in the UK fail to take their medication correctly. These facts can often lead to disastrous consequences, especially when medication ends up in the wrong hands.

By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also develop and improve your knowledge and skills in the handling of medication in health and social care.

This qualification is ideal for anyone who works in the healthcare sector or anyone who wishes to work in this sector in the future. The qualification is also suitable for anyone who handles medication while in a caring role.

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

Unit 4: Record keeping and audit processes for medication

Benefits of completing this course. You will:

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
  • Choose when and where to study, as courses are delivered as distance learning
  • Have the support you need to succeed, as personal tutors are assigned to you.

How will I learn?

You will study via an online platform or if preferred you can have paper booklets to research and to submit your answers.

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  • Occupational specialists and tutors just a click away to support you
  • Access to a free online community for those suffering with adverse mental health, 24 hours a day
  • Enjoy incredible discounts while you study with your NUS/Totum student card
  • New to online learning? Require additional support? Let us help you with each step you take.

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For more information about this course please email [email protected]

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Course information last updated: Thursday 18th July 2024 @ 4.24pm (10 hours ago)

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If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.

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Course fees explained

The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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