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Where will this course lead?

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.

What will I study?

· 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

How will this course be delivered?

8 weeks distance learning (2 assessments)

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection

How will I be assessed?

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.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you with a date for enrolment, or contact 0121 678 7181 / professionals@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

No specific entry requirements, but an initial assessment will be completed at enrolment.

What else do I need to know?

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.

 

What can I do after this course?

Could progress to:
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Relevant employment
- Healthcare
- Social Care
- Early years
- Environmental Health

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College, Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Various

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

HEDNA013OCP0

Study Mode

Distance Learning

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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