This online course will enable you to gain a new qualification whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.
You will gain an understanding of the chain of infection and look at how infection is caused and how it can spread, explore the importance of personal hygiene and effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment. You will gain an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting and also the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.
The units you will study are:
1. Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
2. Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
3. Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
4. Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting
Once it has been confirmed that you have fully completed the course, there are several next steps that you can take. You can go on to study another level two distance learning course. Or you could move on to one of our Level 3 Distance Learning courses. Alternatively, you could enrol on to our Access to Higher Education course (subject to interview) or the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification (subject to entry requirements).
By completing any of the above courses, you will gain the skills and knowledge that employers find desirable within the Health and Social Care Sector. It is also a great opportunity for continuous professional development.
You will be provided with a resource pack with assessment booklets to complete. There is also an option to study this course online via our bespoke e-learning portal.
Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.