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

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Protecting individuals from infection is an essential part of providing high quality care, especially considering some infections can be potentially life-threatening and spread rapidly within care environments.

This course is designed to provide a good understanding of the prevention and control of infection within healthcare settings. You will explore everything from the meaning and importance of infection control and the causes of infections, to methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

This course is suitable for anyone currently working, or hoping to work in a health care setting.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 111 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will increase your knowledge of a range of areas surrounding the prevention and control of infection.

Units covered, include:

  • Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
  • Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
  • Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. Our distance learning courses may be free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria* including:

  • UK resident
  • Aged 19 or over
    (those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification or equivalent e.g. a full level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C or 4-9. Those who have not yet achieved a qualification at this level are not eligible to undertake one of these distance learning courses.)

*The College will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility. Please note, any learner who has received funding for the course and does not successfully complete will be liable to pay for the course fees.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Principles of Care Planning or level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health qualifications. Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher/Jenny Holmes

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