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Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection

Course Overview

Develop an understanding of the principles of infection control, including how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection which is crucial as we recover from the pandemic. This training course provides the tools to ensure the safety of individuals both in the workplace and within their personal life.

Develop a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection and learn how to identify infections, as well as the different types of infection. Whether you are an individual looking to develop your skills or an employee concerned with the safety of your workforce, this course will provide all the training you need.

This course is equivalent to a level 5 in Scotland based on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.

Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Equivalent to a Scottish level 5 based on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price

Funded Course
England Only

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Section 1: Causes and spread of infection

Learn how infection is caused and spread and develop an understanding of the chain of infection as well as healthcare associated infection (HCAIs).

Section 2: The principles of infection prevention and control

Discover the importance of good personal hygiene in controlling and preventing the spread of infections as well as the use of effective handwashing and PPE equipment.

Section 3: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

Learn how to maintain a clean environment and the roles and responsibilities for cleaning, decontamination and proper waste management. Develop an understanding of sterilisation, the safe handling of laundry, the principles of effective waste management and the safe handling of sharp objects.

For Businesses

With our combination of market-leading learning resources, exceptional customer service and award-winning LMS solutions, we are confident we can assist with your education and training delivery needs.

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