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Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection

Learn how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection


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Summary

Price
Free
Funding options

This course is available via government funding, so at no cost to you. To be eligible for funding, ...

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
4 weeks
Qualification
Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection (RQF)
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Overview

This course will equip you with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home. You will also gain knowledge of how to identify infections, as well as the different types of infection.

Qualification

Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection (RQF)

Resources

  • Course flyer: Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection - download

Description

This course is split into three manageable units:

Unit 1: Causes and spread of infection (8 questions)

Unit 2: The principles of infection prevention and control (18 questions)

Unit 3: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management (10 questions).

An understanding of how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection
is crucial in ensuring that individuals do not unknowingly cause their family,
friends, colleagues, and any other people that they come into contact with, to
become unwell.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection in both the workplace and their personal life.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At reed.co.uk courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.