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Level 2 certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care settings

This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for effectively addressing infections in hospital and healthcare environments. It aims to enhance your understanding of the various sources of infection, their modes of transmission, and strategies for infection control.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of preventive measures and adherence to best practices in infection control has never been more critical. This course will comprehensively cover topics such as infection prevention and control within the realm of health and social care, the causes and modes of infection transmission, as well as the infection control procedures specific to healthcare settings.

Join us for an engaging learning experience that will help you take your first steps into understanding the importance of preventive measures in health care settings. 




Learning Method


Level Two

12 weeks


Available fully funded


Course Overview:

What will I learn?

  • Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings

  • Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings

  • Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in healthcare settings

  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

How will I learn?

We have a range of flexible learning methods available to suit your needs. You can attend this course online, with the support of one of our dedicated tutors.

Am I eligible?

  • Aged 19+ – no maximum age limit 

  • Have the right to live and work in the UK 

  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years  

This contract is funded by
European Social Fund. 

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