Certificate in principles of the prevention and control of infection in health care settings (QCF)

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Certificate in principles of the prevention and control of infection in health care settings (QCF)

About 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year while being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high quality care, especially considering the capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread within care environments.

The course is made of up the following units:

  • Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings
  • Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings
  • Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in healthcare settings
  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

Eligibility

  • Learner must be 19+ as of past August
  • Must hold level 1 qualification (any discipline)
  • Not currently on an apprenticeship programme
  • Lived in UK past 3 years
  • Access to computer/laptop (mobile phone platform not suitable)
  • Any employment status

Delivery

  • Course duration 16 weeks
  • Flexible working – complete at a time and date to suit learner

Certification

  • Upon completion, learner receives Level 2 accredited certificate
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