Practical Vs Theory
This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain an understanding in the prevention and control of infection within healthcare settings and is suitable for those who work in or would like to work in the health care sector.
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 some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread within care environments.
You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the current academic year to be able to enrol on one of our Distance Learning courses. You will also need to be working at or above Level 1 in English.
We will assess your level of English before we enrol you onto the course and can signpost you to our Functional Skills English courses to upskill if necessary.
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Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:
- Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
- Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, learners are required to successfully complete 4 units:
- Unit 01 Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
- Unit 02 Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
- Unit 03 Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
- Unit 04 Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting
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