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Level 2 Certificate Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings

Subject Area

Health & Social Care

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Distance Learning

What is the course about?

Protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread within care environments. This qualification aims to help you understand the meaning and importance of infection control, causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive, and the ways that they can be spread. The course will also cover methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection

Why should I choose the course?

Around 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year whilst being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential part of providing care, especially as some life-threatening infections can quickly spread within care settings. Throughout this course, you will gain the skills you need to tackle the risk of infection in your workplace. This course covers the procedures and regulations surrounding infection control, as well as the importance of maintaining a clean environment. As of 2020 this course has been updated to include knowledge of Covid-19.

What will I learn?

You will cover a wide range of modules on infection control. These include:

  • Understanding the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
  • Understanding how regulations inform policy and practice
  • Understanding roles, responsibilities, principles, and processes in relation to cleaning, decontamination, and waste management
  • Understanding the role of risk assessments
  • The importance of maintaining a clean environment
  • The sterilisation process
  • How to safely handle laundry
  • How to safely handle sharps.

What will the course lead on to?

If you are already employed within this sector or hope to be in the future, this course will boost your skills and make a valuable addition to your CV. If you wish to study further, we have a range of relevant qualifications across this subject area, which can be viewed on our website. For more information, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or learner.services@wvr.ac.uk

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are my funding options?

There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

Duration
20 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Distance Learning
Day(s)
In your own time
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you fail to complete the course you will be charged £100 to cover the cost of registration. *Ts&Cs apply.

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