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



Would any of your learners benefit from completing some online infection prevention training?

This qualification aims to develop your learners’ knowledge and skills of the importance of infection control in health care settings, including the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways they can be spread, as well as methods used to prevent and control any spread of infection.

Upon completion of their online infection prevention training (which is also available as paper-based workbooks and assessments), your learners could progress on to study our Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, or our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care.


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

In this unit your learners will learn about the chain of infection, including how infection is caused and how it can spread.

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

Within this unit your learners will explore the importance of personal hygiene and effective hand washing and the principles of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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

Your learners will gain 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 health care setting

This unit will explain the purpose of infection control. Your learners will look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.

Key Information

Course Length 111 hours
Awarding Body TQUK
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment




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