Infection Prevention and Control (7395)

Last Updated: 08 Sep 2016
If you're a health worker or social care worker - whether in the community or in a hospital, you need a thorough understanding of how infections spread and how you can stop them.

This Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection gives you an in-depth understanding of how to prevent the spread of infection. You'll cover things like causes of infection, cleaning methods, waste disposal and infection control laws and policies.
The Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection has been developed specifically for people working in the health and social care sector.

It is particularly useful if you're a health care assistant, health care worker or a social care worker.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This qualification will enable you to familiarise yourself with:

  • Infection control legislation and policies in England
  • Developing an understanding of cleaning methods
  • Appropriate waste disposal processes
  • Preventing the spread of infection.

There are no set rules for how this qualification is delivered depending on the training provider you choose. Usually you will learn in a group and complete a mixture of theory and practical tasks for each of the three units.

Each unit is assessed by an assignment.

Is this level right for me?

Level 2

The Award has been developed specifically for people working in the health and social care sector. It's particularly useful if you're a health care assistant, health care worker or a social care worker.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection is a valuable qualification for anyone already working in a health or social care setting - such as health care assistants or social workers.

It can be a great route into further training to help you progress towards a career in nursing, health education or other more specialised healthcare roles.

It can also be a first step towards other qualifications in health and social care, including:

  • NVQ in Health
  • NVQ in Support Services in Healthcare
  • S/NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Award in Understanding HIV and AIDS
  • Certificate for Health Trainers (VRQ) .

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

The City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection consists of three core units:

  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

Assessment is by an assignment for each of these units.

There are no set delivery methods so you can devise your own programme based on the course syllabus.

In order to offer the Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection, you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

This qualification is best suited to people already working in health or social care, or who are seeking to start a career in these sectors, though anyone can undertake this qualification.

Level 2

This award has been developed specifically for people working in the health and social care sector. It's particularly useful if you're a health care assistant, health care worker or a social care worker.

You do three core units at this level:

  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection is a valuable qualification for anyone already working in a health or social care setting - such as health care assistants or social workers.

It can be a great route into further training to help you progress towards a career in nursing, health education or other more specialised healthcare roles.

It can also be a first step towards other qualifications in health and social care, including:

  • NVQ in Health
  • NVQ in Support Services in Healthcare
  • S/NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Award in Understanding HIV and AIDS
  • Certificate for Health Trainers (VRQ) .

Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection (7395-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection

  • Accreditation No: 500/4272/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 70 - 70 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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