Important update regarding changes to Unit 350 – Action for approved centres

18 Oct 2021

We are pleased to confirm that Unit 350, Supporting the use of medication in social care settings has been updated. This unit is part of the Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care Practice qualifications in Wales.

The unit aim has been amended to confirm that the unit is only available to those working within a social care role and is not appropriate for those working specifically in health settings.

Key guidance documents have been referenced in the Unit Guidance section:

  • All Wales Guidance for Health Boards/Trusts and Social Care Providers in Respect of Medicines and Care Support Workers
  • National Guiding Principles for Medicines Support in the Domiciliary Care Sector

Important action for approved centres: All approved centres should ensure that their assessment teams are working from the latest Qualification handbook and that the above unit, if being offered to learners, is subject to standardisation as soon as possible.

Latest Qualification Handbooks

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice
Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (CYP)