The Infection Control in Health Care Settings - Level 2 (QCF) Course is designed for those involved in any work associated with the prevention and control of infection. The qualification aims to give everyone the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the prevention and control of infection.

There are many reasons why the prevention and control of infection are important, not least is the legal responsibility with the duty of care for patients and clients. By completing this course, students will increase their awareness and knowledge of infection risks in the healthcare environment and develop skills in minimising risks.

There are four units in this qualification and each looks at different aspects of infection prevention and control, and working in a safe manner. You are required to complete the activities for each unit to gain the qualification.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 2 QCF Certificate Qualification with 15 credits.

The Course covers the following Units:-

  • Unit 1 - Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings (3 Credits)

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 (2 Credits)

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 (5 Credits)

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 (5 Credits)

In this unit learners will understand the purpose of infection control. They will also understand the policy, roles and responsibilities relating to infection control.

Prerequisites:

There is no prior learning knowledge or experience required to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the principles of infection control.

Course Duration & Support:

You can start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support. The learner will complete activities and an assignment in order to successfully complete the course. You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

Assessment:

When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of the Workbook and completed all of the Activities and Exercises successfully. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a nationally recognised qualification listed on the QCF database will be awarded by NCFE as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Qualification:

NCFEThe Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Level 2 Infection Control in Health Care Settings Certificate Qualification.

This qualification has been accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework Database (QCF Qualification Accreditation Number - 600/9312/2). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification and has 15 credits.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. This course provides successful students with a qualification listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework Database, accredited by NCFE at level 2 and assessed through NCC, a licensed NCFE centre.

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