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Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Course Code: CIPCI

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: Distance Learning
When you'll study: Distance Learning - Flexible

About the course

This qualification aims to help you 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.
What you'll learn

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, you must achieve four mandatory units:

  • unit 01 – principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
  • unit 02 – principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
  • unit 03 – principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
  • unit 04 – principles of infection prevention and control in a health care settings.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessments/Exams

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the chosen units. Grades are not awarded. The course is internally assessed.

What's next?

You may progress onto a range of other health and social care distance learning courses at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.