12 week course
This programme provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infection including legislation, policies, systems and procedures relating to prevention and control of infections.
Also covers the importance of risk assessment and of using personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the causes and transmission on infection, cleaning, good waste management practice and decontamination. It will prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same or similar subject at a higher level and may contribute to developing skills and knowledge as they progress towards employment
What will I learn?
This qualification consists of 3 mandatory units which are:
Causes and spread of infection
Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
Principles of infection prevention and control
Learners will study the chain of infection and examine how infection is caused and the ways in which it can spread.
They will explore the importance of personal hygiene, demonstrate effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment.
This qualification will provide learners with an understanding the importance of cleaning, decontamination and waste management.
Learners will look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.
How will the course be assessed?
The course content is designed to take around 60 hours (6-8 weeks)
Learners will be given access to a comprehensive online learning platform (EQUAL) which will provide them with detailed knowledge and information to support their successful completion of each unit.
Further self-directed research is encouraged to expand learner’s understanding of key topics.
Materials and other information
The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information about ALS or for support with booking on to a course telephone 0333 0031717
Progression and Careers
Clear deadlines will be provided for each unit to ensure the qualification is completed within the set time frame.
Completion and progress on each unit is clearly identified on the learner’s online dashboard.
Learners will receive regular written feedback throughout the course including opportunities for further development.