Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy Online Course

Our online course is designed for registered health professionals who are required to administer systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) or manage the care of patients prescribed SACT treatment.

This course will enable learners to develop the required knowledge and skills to competently undertake their role as a SACT clinician.

The content of this course aligns to the UKONS SACT Competency Passport Learning Outcomes Framework; so, on successful completion of the course learners can have the NHS SACT competencies added to their Electronic Staff Records.

On completion of the course learners can also gain a 30 CAT credit award at level 6 or level 7 from King’s College London.

This course covers:

  • 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

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. This course features bitesized video lectures and interactive activities, to provide an engaging way to study around your busy life.




The course fees are £1200 per student.

A reduced rate of £1000 is available for students working within the South East London Cancer Alliance. There is also a discount available for multiple applications from one organisation within an academic year (September to August).

The course fees are the same for both the level 6 and level 7 award

Please contact Julie Bishop, Guy’s Cancer Academy Business Manager, to find out about discounted course rates or fees for courses part-funded by the Health Education England Workforce Development contract.

E: julie.bishop@gstt.nhs.uk
T: 020 7188 7776

Student's 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 course.

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.

Managers, practice supervisors and practice assessors should contact Dr Verna Lavender, Head of Guy’s Cancer Academy, with any queries about practice supervision and assessment.

E: verna.lavender@gstt.nhs.uk
M: 07796181637



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