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Infection Prevention and Control Training Course

Working in the Health and Social Care sector, it’s essential to take measures to prevent the spread of infection. It’s especially vital in the health care sector, but also necessary in the hospitality sector and most other workplaces.

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in the prevention and control of infections within health and care settings. This may be staff who require a refresher/CPD training or learners working towards/new to the sector.

The objective of this qualification is to support roles found in health and care settings, such as care homes, health centres, surgeries, childcare facilities and day centres, in the principles of infection prevention and control.

The qualification provides learners with the basic knowledge and understanding of:

  • The common health care associated infections
  • The chain of infection
  • The importance of correct handwashing procedures
  • The personal protective equipment role
  • Linen management
  • The decontamination process
  • Blood and bodily fluids spill management
  • Correct sharp management
  • Waste management and associated risks
  • The different roles and responsibilities within health and care settings

This qualification meets the knowledge requirements found in standard 15 of the care certificate.

Assessment method: Multiple choice examination

Guided learning hours (GLH): 9

Total qualification time (TQT): 11

Entry requirements

To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

be 14 years of age or above

To complete this accredited Level 2 Award in Understanding Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care Settings (RQF), learners must complete the following mandatory unit “Understanding Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care Settings”

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Understand common Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI’s) and the chain of infection in health and care
  • Understand the importance of correct hand washing procedures for infection prevention and control
  • Understand the principles of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in infection prevention and control
  • Know how to manage Linen
  • Understand the decontamination process in health and care
  • Know the correct management of blood and bodily fluid spill
  • Know the correct management of sharps
  • Understand waste management and the associated risks in health and care
  • Know the roles and responsibilities in preventing infection in health and care

Why use FMC for Infection Prevention and Control Training?

With a vast experience across industries and in the Health and Social Care Sector, FMC are well-equipped to deliver accredited or inhouse infection prevention and control training. FMC director, Fiona Carruthers, has over 18 years’ experience training across various organisations. FMC Knowledge and Skills makes Fiona the ideal choice to organise or deliver your training.

The (RQF) accredited courses benchmark for quality. Further to this, FMC are internally and externally quality assured throughout the year and undertake robust annual inspections.

Our courses are also flexible in delivery and location. If our Carlisle training centre isn’t a convenient location for you, we can carry out any courses at your workplace instead. Our usual operating hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 - 16.30, but we will arrange evening and weekend training if it suits your needs. Furthermore, we do what we can to tailor any training to your organisation, so the knowledge gained will be even more useful.

Need to get your staff to be trained in Infection Prevention? Please get in touch via our contact form to arrange your health and safety training or call us on 01228 538016 /Mob: 07776 428 563 to book now.

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