Level 2 Certificate in Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

This course is suitable for those working or wishing to work in health and social care and the areas covered within this programme are suited to a wide range of job roles within the sector.

It is important within a health care setting that robust infection and control measures are in place or this can have serious consequences for patients, staff and care settings. It is therefore essential that all staff within a health care environment receive training in relation to the prevention and control of infection.

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The Certificate in Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings comprises of four units:

Unit 1 – Infection prevention and control

Unit 2 – Decontamination, cleaning and waste management

Unit 3 – The causes and spread of infection

Unit 4 – The role of personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infection.


What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

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Is it for me?



  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref 4921-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The learning materials include a number of written assessments which will enable you to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for each unit. Assessments are returned to the College for marking and completion of the qualification is based on successful achievement of unit assessments.

This qualification is a Level 2 Certificate with the awarding body CACHE.

This qualification requires three to four hours of study each week using the distance learning workbooks. In addition you will be required to successfully complete the tutor marked written assessments as evidence of achievement.

This course takes 10 weeks to complete. You can start this course at any time of the year.

  • Flexible delivery model meeting the needs of learners who cannot attend College
  • High quality specialist resources
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study or gain employment
  • Excellent evidence of updating skills and continuous professional development.

No formal academic qualifications are required to study this course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years.


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