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Certificate, Level 2

Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings

This course will give you an introduction to the underlying principles associated with the prevention and control of infection as well as decontamination, cleaning and waste management within a healthcare setting. You will also be introduced to the principles which underpin the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infections.

Completion within 8-12 weeks, although early completion is achievable

Benefits of Study:

  • No need to attend college, work from home at a pace that suits you
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Available at no cost
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors
  • Study will enhance your personal and professional skills

The student will learn through the support of relevant materials for the course, with a knowledgeable tutor providing advice and guidance on the course content.

Units:

  • Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare 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 healthcare settings
  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

You may wish to complete further distance learning courses in Principles of End of Life Care, Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care, Principles of Dementia Care or Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes.

No specific entry requirements, however good written English is desirable.

The course is delivered via distance learning, supported by a range of interactive online resources. Work is is assessed by the tutor throughout the programme from induction to completion.