Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care

Level 2 Award in Understanding Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care Settings
Level 2 Award in Understanding Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care Settings

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification has been developed for anyone needing to learn the principles and knowledge of how to prevent and control the spread of infection in the health and care setting. This may include learners wishing to work in the sector and/or those requiring refresher training/CPD in infection prevention and control. This qualification covers the knowledge found in standard 15 of the care certificate.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake a total qualification tme (TQT) of 11 hours, with 9 guided learning hours (GLH). This is likely to be delivered in a 1-day course or 2 half-day sessions, depending on the training provider.

Topics covered

These include types of pathogenic organisms, common health care associated Infections, the chain of infection, correct handwashing, standard/universal procedures for infection prevention and control. The correct management of spills, linen and waste, roles and responsibilities in preventing infection and standard infection control procedures.