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


About this course

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.

⚡️  Free of charge - this course is fully-funded by the government as long as you've lived in the UK for three years and are aged 19+

💻  Start this course as soon as you're ready - no need to wait for a new term to begin

👨🏻‍🎓  Nationally-recognised and accredited qualification

👍🏽  Get support from our in-house team at Farnborough College of Technology

📆  Option to complete the course faster by putting in extra time

🧾  Boost your CV and job applications straight away

⭐️  Option to pay for the course if you're not eligible for fully-funded option

What will I study?

The qualification provides you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infections in healthcare settings and will support your role in the workplace.

Understanding the principles of infection prevention and control is essential when working within all healthcare settings Importance of personal hygiene and health ensures you remain healthy in the workplace and don’t either contribute to, or cause the spread of infection within your workplace.

We've updated our Prevention and Control of Infection Learning and Assessment Resources to include COVID-19.

We had a huge demand from Providers and Learners to include Coronavirus in our Level 2 Certificate in Prevention and Control of Infection - so we listened!

New guidelines state that providers of primary and community health services should ensure that measures are in place so that all settings are COVID-secure. Controlling the infection is a key part of this - particularly in settings with individuals who are high risk.

Protecting people from infection is an important part of providing high-quality care, especially as some life-threatening infections can spread easily within care environments.

Our Learning and Assessment Resources enable learners to gain the skills they need to tackle the risk of infection in their workplace. The course covers procedures and regulations surrounding infection control, as well as the importance of maintaining a clean environment.

Course Availability

Apply online for this course and start making progress straightaway. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Studies Include

How will I be taught?

You will be provided with the learning materials either online and/or hardcopies and you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you guidance and feedback on the course as you complete it. This course takes between 2 to 6 months to complete.

What modules are covered?

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 mandatory units.

Mandatory 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 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

Our resources cover:

  • Understand the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
  • Understand how regulations inform policy and practice
  • 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.


What Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care


Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification. However, learners might find it useful if they have already completed a Level 1 qualification. You will be invited in to complete an induction and initial assessment.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.

What are the advantages of learning online with us?
Study with an Ofsted Outstanding College ​​
Your journey to personal development is in great hands. As an Ofsted outstanding college, our experience helps support learners to gain qualifications and progress into all different kinds of industries.
Study in your own time and at your own pace ​
Although assignments will have deadlines, you could study in the morning, during a lunch break or in the middle of the night - the choice is yours.
Boost your self-esteem and confidence ​​
​Achieving a new qualification can help give you the confidence needed to aim for a promotion or to apply for a new job.
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