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The NHS spends more than £13 billion on medicines, and experts believe that as much as 50% of medicines prescribed, dispensed or sold are done so inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, once they have acquired medicines, half of all patients in the UK fail to take those medicines correctly.

These scenarios can often result in disastrous consequences, especially when medicine ends up in the wrong hands, whether that is in a hospital or on the street. By completing this course you will develop and improve your knowledge and skills in good health and social care – skills which could help reduce these statistics.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Understand medication and prescriptions
  • Supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  • Record keeping and audit processes for medication

This is a marked course which requires short essay style answers to allow your assigned marker to be able to identify that you have understood the skills and knowledge to meet the awarding body standards. The awarding body for this course is NCFE.

For this course you will receive online learning materials. The Assessments for the course are based online and access will be given to complete them.

What qualifications do I need?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, as it is part online it would be beneficial if the candidate had basic competence in IT and the internet.

This course does not require a personal statement.

What can I do after?

This course provides progression to further NCFE programmes.  It is also a good starting point for those individuals who are interested in entering a career in the healthcare sector.

Programme Information

Duration: From your start date on the course you have 16-20 weeks to complete your course. You could complete in 10 weeks or use the full 20 weeks- it's up to you. Please be aware that you could be withdrawn from your course if submission dates are vastly overdue. If at any point you are struggling with deadlines you should contact us for an extension which we will assign where possible.

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