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

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The course covers a wide range of topics including the principles of infection prevention and control, the causes and spread of infection, and the importance of correct cleaning procedures, decontamination and waste management.

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.


Is it for me?

This course will be ideal for anyone who works, or would like to work, in a healthcare setting. The areas covered are relevant to a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector and the programme will be useful to people involved at all levels.



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

The course duration is 10 weeks, and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings is awarded by CACHE.

The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments, and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


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