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Infection Control - Level 2

Course code: XPZV008P

Subject area: Online Courses

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

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Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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01235 555 585

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of infection control principles. It targets individuals working or intending to work in healthcare settings, emphasizing the importance of preventing and controlling infections to support safe and effective patient care.
This course focuses on the study of infection control, covering the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive, and the methods for their transmission. Learners will gain insights into the techniques used to prevent and control the spread of infections.

By completing this qualification, individuals will be well-prepared to contribute to infection prevention and control efforts in healthcare settings.

Course units
Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection of health care settings
Unit 2: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting
Unit 3: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in prevention and control of infection in health care settings
Unit 4: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings.
What next?
Learners who achieve this qualification 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.
Entry criteria
Learners must be aged 19 or above and have not previously completed a similar qualification to qualify for funding. Some courses may have additional specific prerequisites. Please see fee information for funding requirements, or discuss upon enquiry.
Fee information
These courses are government funded. To be able to study for free you must meet the following criteria:

- You must currently live in England

- You must have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years for purposes other than study

- You must be over the age of 19

- You must not be an apprentice

- You must not be currently studying another funded course.

Individual courses may have additional eligibility criteria, please contact for more information.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings 600/9312/2
Learning & method assessment
This course is taught online and can be accessed remotely.