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Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration Level 2

Our Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration (RQF) is an accredited qualification designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills for the safe administration of medications. This comprehensive course covers essential topics such as medication handling, procedures for obtaining, storing, administering, and disposing of medications, as well as relevant legislation, audit processes, and roles and responsibilities.

Tailored for healthcare professionals and individuals working in care environments, this qualification offers a remote learning experience with in-depth theory-based modules, complete with assignments, workbooks, and resources.

Upon completion of the course, you will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of medication administration, equipping you with the competence to ensure safe and effective medication management in healthcare and care settings.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/4699/1
Average time to completion: 4 to 6 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Medication Record-keeping and Audit Processes: This module covers essential aspects of maintaining medication records and conducting audits. It includes understanding regulatory requirements for record-keeping, documentation, and the importance of up-to-date records. You will learn about medication transactions, safeguarding individuals, and managing medicine-related incidents.
  • Module 2 – Roles and Rights in Medication Administration: This module focuses on understanding individual and service roles in medication administration. It covers accountability, responsibility, roles in the administration process, specialised techniques, supporting self-medication, gaining consent, accessing medication information, and working within professional limitations.
  • Module 3 – Types of Medication: This module includes medication classifications, including Prescription only medicine (POM), Pharmacy (P), General Sales List (GSL), and Controlled Drugs (CD). This also covers the use of different medication types, routes of administration, aids and equipment, monitoring effects, recognising allergic and adverse reactions, and reporting adverse effects.
  • Module 4 – Safe Medication Administration: This module emphasises administering medication safely while considering individual rights. It covers the six R’s in medication administration, preparations, safe administration methods, infection control, monitoring effects, recording outcomes, administering controlled drugs, handling administration problems, and conducting medication reviews.
  • Module 5 – Supply, Storage, and Disposal of Medication: This module covers medication supply, storage, and disposal and includes prescription purposes, information requirements, receipt checking, monitored dosage systems, medication storage requirements, and safe disposal procedures in various care settings.
  • Module 6 – Legislation and Guidelines in Medication Administration: This module explores legislation and guidelines relevant to medication administration. It covers the roles of regulatory bodies, national sources of medication information, confidentiality and medication administration guidelines, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £150 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

Enquiry Form

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