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.
This course is split into four separate sections: Unit 1: Causes and spread of infection in health care settings. You will gain an understanding of the chain of infection and look at how infection is caused and how it can spread. Unit 2: The importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings. This unit explores the importance of personal hygiene and effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment. Unit 3: Decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings. You will gain an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting. Unit 4: Infection prevention and control in a health care setting. This unit will explain the purpose of infection control and look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.
Learners can choose to work either with online assessments or via printed workbooks.
Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.