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Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion aims to help learn­ers to understand:

  • The mean­ing and impor­tance of infec­tion control
  • The caus­es of infec­tions, the con­di­tions in which they thrive and they ways that they can be spread
  • Meth­ods used to pre­vent and con­trol the spread of infection

The objec­tivies of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion are to:

  • Give learn­ers work­ing or intend­ing to work in health care set­tings knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of infec­tion pre­ven­tion and con­trol to sup­port their role in the workplace
  • Enable learn­ers to progress to oth­er qual­i­fi­ca­tions in this sub­ject area, or with­in the wider area of health and social care


Entry Require­ments

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via a port­fo­lio of evidence.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you could progress to:

  • Lev­el 3 Diplo­ma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Under­stand­ing Men­tal Health 
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Under­stand­ing the Prin­ci­ples of Demen­tia Care

Course Con­tent

You will study the following:

  • 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 health care settings
  • Prin­ci­ples of decon­t­a­m­i­na­tion, clean­ing and waste man­age­ment in health care settings
  • Prin­ci­ples of infec­tion pre­ven­tion and con­trol in a health care setting


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I rep­re­sent­ed the col­lege in nation­al com­pe­ti­tions and gained a schol­ar­ship for 400m Cross Coun­ty. I’ve now also gained a place at uni­ver­si­ty to study Sport Man­age­ment and Marketing.

Joe Prince



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