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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings (Free* if aged 19 or over)

Infection prevention is crucial to saving lives, so this course is of high importance to any existing or new healthcare employees.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 28
Hours: 4.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £811
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Course Information for Students

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.

There are no entry requirements to access this programme. *This course is free to those who are aged 19 and over. 

This course is split into four manageable units:
Unit 1 Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings
Unit 2 Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings
Unit 3 Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in healthcare settings
Unit 4 Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

This course will be delivered online.

You need access to a laptop and the Internet.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. The portfolio of evidence is in the form of a workbook that may be paper-based or online to suit you.

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Course Information Last Updated On: December 14, 2023 10:01 am