Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2 Course


This Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2 course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Safe Handling of Medicines. No prior knowledge is required to start this course.

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Course Description

This Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2 course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Safe Handling of Medicines.

This programme is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of how to adopt good, safe working practices in relation to the dispensing of medicines and medical treatments

You will gain thorough understanding of the principles and practices of working with medicines. On completion of the course, the learner will be familiar with the correct procedures for the administering, handling and disposal of medicines.

The course would benefit all those seeking clear guidelines and advice regarding the various elements of safe administration of medicines.


The course will be delivered by post including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.


Module 1:  Ordering of Medicines 

Module 2:  Storage of Medicines 

Module 3:  Administration of Medicines 

Module 4:  Self Administration of Medicines 

Module 5:  Homely Remedies 

Module 6:  How Oral Medicines Work 

Module 7:  Refusal of Medicines 

Module 8:  Controlled Drugs 

Module 9:  Common Side Effects from Medicines in the Older Service User 

Module 10: Errors Associated with the Administration of Medicine 

Module 11: Oxygen Therapy in a Care Home 

Module 12: Disposal of Medicines Confidentiality 

Module 13: Confidentiality 

Module 14: Competency in Clinical Practice

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • 12 months tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Certification

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be no additional costs for this course.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 60 and 90 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end abstract-education-distance-learningof this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Level 2 Safe Handling of Medicines course has been benchmarked at a level 2 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course.  I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.


knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full course.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Certification
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Free Notebook and Pen.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.


Pay in Full
One-off Payment
Pay in Full
One-off Payment
Access to Online Portal
Access to Study Materials
Access to Student Resources
Version Paper
Tutor Support Unlimited for 12 months
Assignment Submissions Priority