Level 2 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


This course will introduce you to the types of medication you may come across in your work environment, and the legislation and guidance pertaining to these medications. You will also be introduced to the procedures of safely prescribing, dispensing and administering medicine, particularly within care settings.


Key facts

  • Start date: On demand
  • Duration: Open ended, but can be completed in 3-6 months
  • Location: Home-study
  • Fees: This course is FREE for those who successfully complete the qualification.
    If an applicant withdraws or fails to achieve the qualification a £70 administration charge will be made.

Your future

This qualification will enhance your understanding of safe handing of medication in health and social care settings, which will serve to enhance your CV and help you to perform effectively in your existing job.

You may want to go on to take further distance learning courses such as Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, Common Health Conditions, or Principles of Dementia Care.

Entry requirements

These qualifications are FREE* to all applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • Aged 19 and over
  • UK resident for three or more years
  • Committed to improving knowledge and skills

Distance Learning: Key Facts

  • Allows the opportunity to reflect and develop work practice whilst working alongside colleagues for additional support
  • Courses can be completed from the comfort of the employees own home, using structured, easy to follow workbooks in their own time
  • Workbook assessments can be completed online or in written format
  • Access to online resources and e-assessor platform for assessments
  • Easy induction videos to follow for guidance
  • Expert tutors available for help and advice and feedback throughout the course
  • Courses can be completed between 3-6 months
  • All qualifications are nationally recognised and recommended by OFSTED for good practice
  • Improves individual knowledge and workforce skills and motivation
  • Improves employees CV and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) records

Click to download the Level 2 Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care flyer

How to Apply

You will need to print and complete the below application forms. Please ensure that you complete both Part A and Part B.

Click here to download Part A

Click here to download Part B

Please email your completed forms to cbarker@brooksbymelton.ac.uk.