Few things are more important in healthcare settings than stringent infection prevention and control measures. Poor hygiene and cleanliness procedures can have serious ramifications for patients, staff and organisations alike. As such, it’s crucial that all staff within a health-care environment understand their role in relation to infection prevention and control. 

This learning programme looks at the meaning and importance of infection control, as well as the causes of infections and the conditions in which they thrive and spread. It also outlines the methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection. 

As well as providing learners with a nationally recognised qualification, this course will help them apply good practice relating to infection prevention and control in the workplace, giving them confidence in their work. Furthermore, as cleanliness and hygiene are important in all walks of life, the practical understanding that learners will acquire from this programme will assist them throughout their careers and outside of the workplace. The course also provides employers with a structured training programme that will meet the training needs of their employees. It offers peace of mind that staff are aware of the procedures they need to follow in order to provide a safe health-care environment.

Course content

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health-care Settings comprises four mandatory units presented in two concise module workbooks: 

  • MODULE A: Unit 01 Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings 
  • MODULE B: Unit 02 Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in a healthcare setting 

Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes. 


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