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Certificate in Principles of Infection Control in Healthcare Settings Level 2

Course overview

This qualification aims to prepare students for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings. It will aid them in understanding the many causes of infection and how it can be spread, as well as how to can help control it.

Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Level 2




Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for those aged 14 and over.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about the principles of the causes, spread, prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings and the importance of personal hygiene and health. They will also understand decontamination, cleaning and waste management.

Course content

  • The chain of infection
  • How infection is caused and how it can spread
  • The importance of personal hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Effective hand washing
  • Cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management in healthcare settings
  • The purpose of infection control
  • Regulations
  • Risk assessments
  • Responsibilities in relation to infection control

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

To attend remotely, studenrts must have access to equipment to learn online, such as a laptop or tablet.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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