About 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year, while being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the capacity that some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread, within the care environment.
· Understand the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
· Understand how regulations inform policy and practice
· Understand roles, responsibilities, principles and processes in relation to cleaning, decontamination and waste management
· Understand the role of risk assessments
· Learn the importance of maintaining a clean environment
· Learn the sterilisation process
· Learn how to safely handle laundry
· Learn how to safely handle sharps
6 weeks distance learning (2 assessments)
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection
Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.
Register your interest and we will contact you with a date for enrolment, or contact 0121 678 7181 / firstname.lastname@example.org
No specific entry requirements, but an initial assessment will be completed at enrolment.
You must be aged 19+ and be a British or Irish citizen that has lived within the UK for at least 3 years. You must also be based in England; however, some postcode exclusions apply - please enquire for confirmation of eligibility. In addition to this, please note that participants cannot be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship.
These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.
Could progress to:
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
- Social Care
- Early years
- Environmental Health
Blossomfield Campus, Stratford-upon-Avon College