This is a QCF qualification with the following mandatory units:
- Understand medication and prescriptions (Y/601/9571) this unit provides an introduction to the many types of medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment. It introduces some of the legislation about medication and sources of information and guidance.
- Supply, storage and disposal of medication (F/506/3800) this unit provides learners with an understanding of the requirements for safe handing, storage and disposal of medication and the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.
- Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication (Y/506/3799) this unit will provide learners with an understanding of the safe administration of medication. It covers the process, routes and methods of administration and some of the more common side effects and adverse reactions to medication.
- Record-keeping and audit processes for medication (J/506/3801) This unit provides an opportunity for learners to develop an understanding of the audit process, the records that must be maintained regarding the administration of medicines and issues of accountability, responsibility and confidentiality. Who is this qualification designed for? The qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above
This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:
- care assistant or worker
- personal care assistant
- adult social care relief team worker
- night care assistant
- support worker (supported living)
- key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
- home care support worker
- re-enablement worker
- healthcare support service worker
- clinical healthcare support worker
- healthcare assistant.
Unit 01 Understand medication and prescriptions (3 credits)
Identify the different types of medicines available and why they are used
Understand the use of different types of medicines