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

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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. 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.

 

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.

 

Course Availability

This course is available to start throughout August until the end of February, but must be completed by 30 June.

If you are paying for the course, you can start on any date throughout the year and have 12 months to complete it.

Fees

FEE COST
Funded Free
Non-Funded £449
Fee Remission Yes

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

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?

Delivery and Duration
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

Progression

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?

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.

All interviews will be online. 

 

 

 

If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions, please contact our Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299.

THIS IS A ROLLING PROGRAMME. APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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