Health, Social Care & Early Years

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

Start Date: 05/05/2022
End Date: 23/06/2022
Day(s): Flexible
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to either enter or progress within employment in the Health and Social Care sector. To support you, this qualification aims to help you 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; the methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

After The Course

Successful completion of this qualification will help to support a variety of job roles within the Health and Social Care sectors where there’s a requirement to maintain a healthy and hygienic environment as part of the role.

What Will I Learn

The qualification provides you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infections in healthcare settings and will support your role in the workplace. This qualification contains 4 mandatory units which cover the following topics: 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.


There will be one taught session followed by three weeks appointment tutorial support.

Course Expenses


Entry Requirements

A good level of written and spoken English is required for this course.