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Dumfries and Galloway College | Stranraer Campus, Lewis Street, Stranraer, UK


  • Adult Care
  • Industry
  • Rolling programme
  • Start date
  • 16+
  • Eligible Age Range

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Poor practice in relation to the administration of medicines can lead to serious errors being made and ultimately cause injury to people using health and social care services. Therefore, it’s essential that care staff understand procedures for handling medicines safely and that they follow safe practice guidelines when dealing with medicine administration.

This course is designed for learners aged 18 or over, who wish to develop their knowledge of the safe handling of medicines. It is ideal for those who are already employed in a health and social care context, who wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development.

Learners will be provided with all the necessary workbooks to complete the programme and will have the opportunity to work through a series of reflective tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge.

This open learning course is fully funded and FREE to all Scottish residents.

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  • Address Dumfries and Galloway College | Stranraer Campus, Lewis Street, Stranraer, UK
  • City Dumfries
  • Post Code DG1 4FD
  • Country United Kingdom

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Employability programmes work a little differently from other courses, especially when it comes to eligibility. For example, someone from Glasgow wouldn't be eligible for a programme taking place in North Ayrshire, and vice versa. Check the Postcode Eligibility tab in the Things to Know section to make sure this programme is open to you.

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Updated on November 7, 2023 at 6:41 pm
  • Industry: Adult Care
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 16+
  • Qualification Gained: Level 2 College Certificate
  • Course Length: 24 weeks
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, Ex-Offender, LGBT+, BME Groups, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions, Long Term Unemployment
  • Attendance Pattern: Learn from home
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Dumfries and Galloway
  • Start date: Rolling programme

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