Is this the course for you?
This course is ideally suited to those of you who are already working in a healthcare environment, and 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.
Hospital-based infections affect one in ten of all patients, and approximately 5,000 patients die as a result of infection each year. These infections are difficult to treat and can complicate any other illnesses, that's why it's so vital that there are trained staff with the knowledge and skills to combat these outbreaks.
The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings will teach you about the causes of infection and how it is spread, and give you the knowledge to help prevent and control any outbreaks. This course will also teach you about the importance of personal health and hygiene, and the how to correctly manage decontamination and cleaning.
This is an online course taught over 4-8 weeks, so it offers you the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing work, training, or home-life commitments, whilst achieving agreed deadlines set by you and your tutor.
What modules will you do?
You will study the following topics:
- 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
What do you need to apply?
4 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D or 3 or above, or Level 1 vocational qualification, or Level 1 qualification in English.
Additional Information: If you do not hold a suitable Level 1 qualification, or cannot provide evidence of one, you may still be able to enrol on this course following an initial assessment to test your level of literacy in English.
How will you be assessed?
This course can be completed fully online, or via paper-based learning. Both options are assessed via online tests and assessments.
Where can this course take you?
This course is suitable for you if you are already working in the healthcare sector, are looking for a qualification that could help you find employment in a healthcare role, or would like to advance on to further study.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, you may wish to consider progressing on to one of the following Level 3 courses:
- Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)