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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection

This course will prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and health care settings


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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 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care settings (RQF)
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Overview

This qualification aims to prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by aiding you in understanding the many causes of infection and how it can be spread, as well as how you can help control it.

Qualification

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care settings (RQF)

Resources

  • Course flyer: Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings - download

Description

This course is split into 4 units:

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

In this unit you will learn about the chain of infection and examine how infection is caused and the ways in which it can spread.

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

Within this unit you will discover the vital importance of personal hygiene, demonstrate effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment.

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

This unit will provide you with an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting.

Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

In this unit you will learn about the purpose of infection control and look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.

Who is this course for?

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

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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.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on reed.co.uk, many of which can be completed online.

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.

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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.