Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in health-care Settings

Few things are more important in healthcare settings than strict infection avoidance and control measures. Poor health and tidiness procedures can have severe ramifications for clients, personnel and organisations alike. As such, it’s essential that all staff within a health-care environment understand their role in relation to infection avoidance and control. This discovering programme looks at the meaning and value of infection control, along with the reasons for infections and the conditions in which they flourish and spread. It likewise outlines the methods used to prevent and manage the spread of infection.

Who is it for?

The Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health-care Settings will be ideal for anyone who works, or wish to work, in a health-care setting. The locations covered pertain to a large range of job functions within the health and social care sector and the program will work to individuals involved in health and social care at all levels.

What are the advantages of doing this course?

In addition to providing students with a nationally recognised certification, this course will help them apply excellent practice connecting to infection avoidance and control in the workplace, providing self-confidence in their work. Moreover, as tidiness and health are essential in all walks of life, the practical understanding that learners will get from this programme will help them throughout their professions and outside of the office.

The course also provides employers with a structured training program that will satisfy the training requirements of their staff members. It uses peace of mind that staff know the procedures they need to follow in order to offer a safe health-care environment. An additional benefit of using Hallmark’s versatile learning resources is that personnel can finish their program sometimes and places convenient to them, removing the need for them to hang out at college or away from work for long periods.

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health-care Settings comprises four mandatory units presented in two concise module workbooks:


Module A

Unit 01: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings (Credit value:3) (A/504/8597)

Unit 02: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings (Credit value:2) (F/504/8598

Module B

Unit 03: Principles of decontamination, cleaning, and waste management in health care settings (Credit value:5) (J/504/8599)

Unit 04: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting (Credit value: 5) (T/504/8596)

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Information for learning centres

Qualification reference number: 600/9312/2 Awarding organisation: NCFE

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

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