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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings


Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



16 weeks


Available at

Course Overview

If you work in a health care setting, an understanding of infection and control is essential for your workplace role. This qualification aims to help learners to understand: the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread, and methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

What will I learn?

The objectives of this qualification are to:
• give learners working or intending to work in health care settings knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control to support their role in the workplace
• enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

It is made up of four mandatory units as follows:
• Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
• Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
• Principles of decontamination, cleaning, and waste management in health care settings
• Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.

Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.

Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.

Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19 years or over.

Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.

Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Additional Costs and Information

The allotted time for completion of this course is four months.

What Could I Do Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

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