What is this course about?

This nationally accredited qualification is designed to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention and control of infection whilst providing individuals with an appreciation and understanding of current legislation and best practice. The programme covers a wide range of topics including the principles of infection prevention and control, the causes and spread of infection and the importance of correct cleaning procedures, decontamination and waste management.
Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught?

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention & Control on Infection in Health Care Settings

What else do I need to know?

The course includes: Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings. In this unit learners will know how infection is caused and understand how it can be spread in a health care setting. Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the importance of personal hygiene and health in preventing infection in a healthcare setting. Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings. In this unit learners will understand the importance of cleaning, decontamination and waste management to prevent infection in a healthcare setting. Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting. In this unit learners will understand the purpose of infection control. They will also understand the policy, roles and responsibilities relating to infection control.

What could I do next?

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Course Code

P4064-05

Weeks
  •  20 weeks
Location

Distance Learning

Fee

FREE *


Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.