Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy (SACT) online module

Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy (SACT) online module

Our fully online module will develop your knowledge, skills and experience in administering SACT and managing patient care.

  • Study at your own pace
  • Receive feedback and support from experienced practitioners
  • Obtain 30 academic credits
  • Add NHS SACT competencies to your ESR
  • Apply and join us throughout the year

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Who is this module for?

This online module has been designed for registered health professionals who are required to administer SACT or manage the care of patients prescribed SACT treatment. This includes staff who conduct pre-treatment consultations or run oral SACT clinics.


Module overview

The online module content includes:

  • The hazardous nature of SACT and safe handling
  • Introductory cancer biology
  • SACT pharmacology and treatment toxicities
  • Patient centred-care and informational support
  • Care before, during and after SACT administration
  • Preventing and managing hazards and treatment-related emergencies
  • Route-specific SACT administration care: oral; IM/SC; IV
  • Pre-treatment consultation.

Online learning

Our online module has been developed from the ground up to create a flexible and supportive experience.

The online learning experience includes:

  • Bite-sized interactive video lectures
  • Quizzes and activities
  • Demonstrations
  • Live classes and tutorials
  • Reflective exercises
  • Feedback and support from a MDT including experienced cancer nurses, oncologists and pharmacists


This module is delivered fully online and is hosted on the Guy's Cancer Academy learning platform, which can be accessed at anytime and on any device.


Module Fees

Please email us to find out about our module fees.

The module fees include all required materials, a copy of the SACT Passport, and King’s College London accreditation.


Time Commitment

Students will be expected to plan and manage their own study time. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange study time with their manager prior to starting the module.

The required study time to complete the online learning and SACT Passport is approximately 150 hours.

The required study time to complete the King’s College London academic assignment is approximately 150 hours also.


Requirements for Practice Assessment

Sign-off SACT assessors need to:

  • Be employed at Band 6 or above
  • Have current SACT competence
  • Have a mentorship and/or teaching qualification
  • Have a post-qualifying award at level 6 or above
  • The employing organisation should also ensure that quality assurance mechanisms in place to govern SACT practice assessment

Application details and deadlines

We run the module four times a year. The module runs for 12 weeks and these timings are linked with KCL accreditation deadlines.

Application deadline Start date KCL application deadline
9th December 2022 9th January 2023 TBC
3rd February 2023 6th March 2023 TBC
4th May 2023 5th June 2023 TBC
4th August 2023 4th September 2023 TBC

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Ready to join us?

We'd be delighted to welcome you onto our programme! If you have any additional questions about the module or would like to discuss this informally, please contact us.

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