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

This infection prevention training aims to develop your employee’s awareness and understanding of the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections, and the methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.


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

In this unit, your employee will gain an understanding of how infection can be spread, understand the term ‘chain of infection’ and the need to recognise Healthcare Associated Infections.

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

This unit will help develop your employee’s knowledge of the importance of personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infection, the importance of effective hand washing, and how Personal Protective Equipment can be used to minimise the spread of infection.

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

Within this unit, your employee will recognise the importance of maintaining a clean environment and will understand roles and responsibilities in relation to cleaning, decontamination, and waste management. Learners will also develop an in-depth knowledge of the decontamination process, sterilisation process and the principles of effective waste management.

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

Within this unit, your employee will gain an understanding of the purpose of infection control as well as how regulations inform policy and practice relating to infection control. Learners will also learn about the role of risk assessments in relation to infection control and the principles of infection control procedures.

The benefits of this course include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification in infection prevention training
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £299 Initial payment of £29.90, 3 monthly payments of £89.70 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England or Scotland
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.
  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Full Cost Price £299.00
    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    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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