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

Course Overview

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 Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
TQUK
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

For Individuals

Benefits

  • Fully online or paper-based course options available
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • 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
£299.00

Direct Debit
Yes

Funded Course
England and Scotland Only

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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.

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