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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

This qualification aims to prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings and how to control infections by aiding you in understanding the many causes of infection and how it can be spread, as well as how you can help control it.

Following the COVID19 outbreak, prevention and control measures through good practice are more key than ever before. This course will look at infection prevention and control in health and social care, the causes and spread of infection and the infection control procedures in health care.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery

    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    8 to 12 weeks on average


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Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings

Learn about the chain of infection and examine how infection is caused and the ways in which it can spread.

Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings

Discover the vital importance of personal hygiene, demonstrate effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment.

Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in healthcare settings

This unit will provide an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting.

Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

In this unit explore the purpose of infection control and look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.

Learning Method(s)

Online materials
Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

  • Perfect for beginners

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.

 

Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details