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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Infection Control

Our Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Infection Control (RQF) is an accredited qualification developed to provide essential knowledge and skills in infection control. Throughout the course, you will delve into the importance of cleanliness maintenance, gain insights into the causes and transmission of infections, and master effective infection control measures.

Delivered through theory-based modules accessible remotely, the course covers indispensable topics crucial for infection control in healthcare environments. You will explore areas such as decontamination, cleaning protocols, waste management, the mechanics of infection transmission, and adherence to robust infection prevention protocols. With the support of assignments, workbooks, and extensive resources, you will develop a thorough understanding of infection control principles and their practical implementation in healthcare settings.

Upon completion, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of infection control principles and their practical applications in healthcare settings. This qualification equips you with the vital skills necessary to make significant contributions to infection prevention and control efforts.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Infection Control (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/5115/9
Average time to completion: 4 to 8 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Effective Decontamination, Cleaning, and Waste Management: This module covers the importance of maintaining cleanliness in healthcare environments, including understanding cleaning schedules, colour coding for equipment, and roles and responsibilities in decontamination and waste management. It also addresses infection control training, decontamination procedures, sterilisation, laundry handling, waste management legislation, and safe sharps disposal.
  • Module 2 – Principles of Infection Control: This module focuses on infection control principles, including definitions of infection prevention and control, their importance, and relevant regulations and guidelines. It covers workplace policies, procedures for promoting infection control, roles and responsibilities, record-keeping, risk assessments, identifying and minimising infection risks, and communication of assessment outcomes.
  • Module 3 – Causes and Spread of Infection: This module explores the causes and spread of infection, including terms like infection, colonisation, and pathogenicity. You will learn about infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites), common illnesses caused by them, conditions for their growth, and routes of entry and exit from the body.
  • Module 4 – Good Practice in Infection Prevention: This module emphasises infection control procedures, including standard precautions, hand hygiene, handling sharps, and using personal protective equipment (PPE). It addresses personal hygiene’s importance, handwashing techniques, appropriate cleansers, and the principles of PPE use, including legislation, types, application, removal, disposal, and selection based on risk levels.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £150 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Infection Control is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

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