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Bradford College

CACHE Certificate Level 2 Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Study Level
Adult, Distance Learning, Level 2
Start Date
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care aims to help students develop a general understanding of different types of medication and their use. Students will gain an understanding of the record keeping process for medication, legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability. Students will also gain a thorough understanding of procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication. Students must be working in the Health Care Sector to complete this course.

  Key Info

You will benefit from:

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Development of new skills
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Opportunities to improve current service
  • Helps to progress your career
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification

The course contains two assessments covering four 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

To be eligible to study our courses students must be:

  • Aged 19 or over (students under 19 may study our courses if they are employed. A letter of evidence from their employer stating the benefit of the course to their professional development must be submitted prior to enrolment)
  • Currently living in England and have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years (non EU nationals must provide evidence of their passport/visa with their application)
  • Students must not be studying another course, apprenticeship or traineeship with Bradford College or another education provider. There are exemptions to this depending on how the course is funded. Students in receipt of Advanced Learner Loans or student finance will be ineligible for our courses.

For more information, or if you are interested in one of our Distance Learning courses, please email [email protected]

You must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking to the Distance Learning Team by either post or email. Your work will then be sent to an assessor to be marked who will provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.  There is also support available from the office team. Upon successful complete of two assessments you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in the Health and Social Care sector in a role related to the safe handling of medication.

There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student). Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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