Lambeth College - L2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings (NCFE)
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Every year one in ten hospital patients develop a health care associated infection during their stay in a UK hospital. Approximately 5000 patients die as a direct result of one of these infections.

In most cases, these infections are difficult to treat and can complicate any other current or previous illnesses that a patient has, as well as causing distress for the individual and their family.

Taking this course can help tackle the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by helping you understand the causes and spread of infection and how you can help to control it.

This course is split into 4 manageable units:

Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings

Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings

Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings

Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting.

Entry Criteria

Infection prevention is crucial to saving lives, so this course is of high importance to any existing or new health care employees. The information contained in the course is vitally important to anyone who wishes to work in the health care sector in the future.

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    Assessment Method

    Studying via distance learning over approximately a 10-12 week period.

    This means you can choose when and where you study.

    This course is available:

    • Fully Online

    • Paper-based learning with online assessments

    Learning Resources

    Depending on your chosen course there may be materials you will need to have in order to attend your studies. If you have any queries about required materials please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

    Awarding Body


lsbulove our collegesEducation skills funding agencyEuropean Social FundLambeth CouncilCareer Ready UKAssociation of Colleges Beacon AwardMatrix StandardNational Apprenticeship ServicePositive about disabled people

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