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Infection Control in Health and Social Care Settings


Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



3 days



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Course Overview

This course will build on learners’ knowledge and awareness of the prevention and control of infection for those working in health settings and adult or child social care settings. It can also be undertaken by learners who would like to develop a knowledge of infection control and prevention.

What will I learn?

Learners will develop an understanding of methods of preventing and controlling infection. It will allow learners already in employment to use this knowledge to improve infection control measures in the workplace. Learners will be introduced to national and local policies in relation to infection control, and explains employer and employee responsibilities in this area to understand how procedures and risk assessment can help minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene. Learners will understand the causes of infection, and common illnesses that may result. Also, learners will be provided with the knowledge and understanding of the correct way of maintaining a clean environment in accordance with national policies. Learners will gain an understanding of the procedures to follow to decontaminate an area from infection and to explain good practice when dealing with waste materials.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The course will be assessed via assessed coursework.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, but it is expected that you can write at a Level 2 functional skills level.

Additional Costs and Information

3 full days study, plus self directed study expected as part of the course.

What Could I Do Next?

Other Health & Social Care related qualifications.

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