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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.

Course Overview

The course is designed for any learner working or intending to work in health care settings, knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control to support their role in the workplace.

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 healthcare settings

  • Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings

  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting

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.

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.

Progression Routes

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities:

  • Practitioner

  • Health Care Assistant

  • Nurse

Additional education opportunities include:

  • Access to HE Level 3

  • Understanding Care & Management of Diabetes Level 2

  • Common Health Conditions Level 2

  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2

Course Fees

This course costs FREE, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B34125-A2A