Prevention & Control of Infection Level 2

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This qualification aims to help learners to understand:
• The meaning and importance of infection control
• The causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread
• Methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for adult learners studying part time as a hobby or to support a change in their career.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

The course will prepare learners for further training and support a role in the workplace where learners need knowledge on infection prevention and control.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

You will need:

• To be 16 years of age or above

• It may also be useful to have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in health and social care

• To complete a satisfactory initial assessment in literacy skills

What does the course involve?

You will study the following 4 mandatory units:

• 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 will I be Assessed?

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. You will be allocated an assessor who will support you through the learning process and assess your work, providing advice and guidance. You would be expected to complete the programme in 16 weeks.

When can I start?

This course is Distance Learning and has flexible start dates so you can start at any time throughout the year.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance please contact Student & Learning Services on 0800 306 306 or 01524 521385

Download The Course Information Sheet