Prevention and Control of Infection

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

Understanding the principles of infection prevention and control is vital when working within health care settings. The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care settings qualification aims to prepare you to face the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by helping you understand the numerous causes of infections and how they can spread.

Protecting people from infection is a crucial element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the capability that some potentially life-threatening infections have of spreading within health care settings.

Online Learning


Course Overview:

This online learning course develops learners knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control applied to health care settings. It can be delivered as part of pre-employment training or induction. Increasing the level of knowledge of this area is part of overarching strategies to reduce the incidence of infection in health care settings therefore protecting the health of staff and users of the services.

Mandatory Units:

  • Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting
  • Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
  • Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings


Estimated Total Qualification Time:

150 hours.