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

This is a flexible, online qualification.
Infection prevention is crucial to saving lives, so this course is vital for existing healthcare employees or anyone who wishes to work in the healthcare sector in the future.
8 - 12 weeks
Online Learning

Taking this course can help tackle the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by helping you to understand the causes and spread of infection and how you can help to control it.

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, understanding the spread of the disease has never been as prevalent as it is right now. Completing this programme will allow you to understand how to manage the spread of disease, help to control the spread of disease and understand the importance of infection control.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Access to online learning and assessment materials
  • Support from a subject specialist Tutor
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible
When does the course start?

This course can be started immediately.

What does the course cover?

During this course you will study 4 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
What will I achieve?

On successful completion, learners will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have a live internet connection via wifi, any 3G or 4G network and a modern internet browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox. If using Internet Explorer, we always recommend using the latest version.

You must have access to desktop PC, laptop or any Android or iOS compatible mobile device.

You must possess a solid knowledge of the English language and have a basic level of IT knowledge and be familiar with using a computer.

You must have a genuine desire to succeed.

Where will I study?

This course will be delivered online therefore you can complete the course at your own leisure any time of the day.

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone who meets the eligibility requirements, please email us to find out more.