The Understanding Infection Control – Level 2 Course is supported by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and is suitable for experienced health care workers caring for clients or patients in a work environment, for those new to the industry or even simply considering a career in Care.

This distance learning course can assist you with your personal development, will help students to acquire an understanding around real concerns such as MRSA, and gain invaluable grounding in the general safeguards that can be employed to reduce the risk of infection.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.

Special Offer: Students will receive both the Paper-Based and Online versions of this course, giving you flexibility in how you study. Students can use the online portal to submit assignments and to log tutor support questions.

The course includes the following units:

  • Unit 1: The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

Learning outcomes: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection; Understand legislation; Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infection; Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infection; Understand the importance of using personal protective equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infection; and Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infection.

  • Unit 2: Causes and Spread of Infection

Learning outcomes: Understand the causes of infection; and Understand the transmission of infection.

  • Unit 3: Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management

Learning outcomes: Understand how to maintain a clean environment to prevent the spread of infection; Understand the principles and steps of the decontamination process; and Understand the importance of good waste management practice in the prevention of the spread of infection.

Prerequisites:

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience required to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about infection control and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Infection Control 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.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period and our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

Assessment:

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

Course Assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post. We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

Certification:

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by NCC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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