Course Details

  • This qualification is ideal if you work in health care settings or adult/child social care settings. It is also suitable if you would like to build on your knowledge and awareness of the prevention and control of infection, or if you are seeking employment in a health and social care environment.

    Throughout the course, you will gain knowledge in a number of different areas including the principles of infection prevention and control, causes and spread of infection and cleaning, decontamination and waste management.

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in the Health and Social Care area.
    It may also be useful if you have relevant experience in a Health and Social Care setting and a Functional Skills Level 1 English and maths qualification.

  • Over the course of your studies, you will complete a number of assessments including coursework and practical tasks.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, you’ll develop an understanding of methods of preventing and controlling infection, allowing for progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
    It may also allow you to progress into employment in health settings, or adult and child social care settings, in roles such as Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Personal Assistant, Social Worker, Health Psychologist, Nursing, Midwifery or Paramedic

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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