We are happy to offer this complimentary course which will be of huge benefit to anyone who already works or studies Health and Social Care.This course is an employer requirement in all Health Settings.
Please note, only students aged 19 and over can apply for this course.
OverviewThis qualification develops the knowledge and awareness of the causes of infection and how these can be managed and controlled. It has been specifically designed for the health and social care sector and covers preventing the spread of infection, cleaning and waste disposal processes and current legislation.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost you to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.
During this course you will learn:
- The principles of infection control and prevention
- Causes and spread of infection
- Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
This qualification aims to prepare learners for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and skills in a subject area.
Learners will 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 learners to progress into employment in Healthcare settings, or Adult and Child Social care Settings.
Careers/ProgressionThe units of the Level 2 Award are embedded in the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. As such, learners could progress directly to the Diploma, which in turn would allow learners to register on the Health and Social Care Apprenticeship. Although not confirming occupational competence, it would aid progression into the workplace as it is an employer requirement in all Health settings.