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

Course overview

About 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year while being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread within care environments.

Learning Aim

“This qualification aims to help learners to 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
* methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

The objectives of this qualification are to:
* give learners working or intending to work in health care settings knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control to support their role in the workplace
* enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.”

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know,understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings which is an nationaly accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
Section 2: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting
Section 3: Extension activites “

Course content unit 2

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
Section 2: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
Section 3: Extension activities “

Course code

3703


Awarding Body

NCFE / CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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