Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This qualification is for learners who would like to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines. You will learn how to safely store and dispose of medication and gain an understanding of the difference between different types of medication. You will also learn how to improve service user experience.  

Course Availability

This course is available to start throughout August until the end of February, but must be completed by 30 June.

If you are paying for the course, you can start on any date throughout the year and have 12 months to complete it.


Tuition £0

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

This course consists of 4 units, these include: 

  • Gaining good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines
  • Learning how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication
  • Understanding the different types of medication and how they are classified
  • Learning the correct procedure for record-keeping and the audit process
  • Gaining relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience
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What Next?

On completion of this course you will have gained a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and evidence your competency in handling medication to employers. 

Learners could progress onto other Health and Social Care certificates listed on our website. 


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.

All interviews will be online. 


If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions, please contact our  Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299.



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