NCFE Certificate in
Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
Develop your understanding of the importance of safe handling of medication.
Why take this course?
The NHS spent 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 gain a nationally recognised qualification and will develop and improve your knowledge and skills in good health and social care skills.
What you will experience
This course is split into manageable units, each which require to be successfully completed to achieve the qualification. Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. Access to the course is provided online with a personal tutor allocated to provide relevant support.
This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.
What you will need
As this course is provided online, students will require access to IT equipment and internet access to allow them to complete the course.
What you need to know
Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses
At North East Scotland College
On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to one of the following courses:
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|120 Hours over 18 Weeks||£55.00||
|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.