Course Type / Attendance

Part Time

Subject Area

Work Based Learning

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

12 weeks


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Home / Course / Prevention and control of infection Award

Who is this course for?

This course is for people looking to improve their knowledge of infection control and prevention. It’s suited for people already in employment and those wanting to prepare for employment in a relevant field.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for this course. However, to assist in the delivery you’ll need to have access to: hand washing facilities, a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) including: gloves, aprons, gowns, overalls (e.g. single-use, fluid-repellent, disposable), masks and eye protection.You will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the course materials. You may also find it helpful to have completed a Level 1 qualification and have the necessary Literacy and Numeracy skills.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course will cover the following topics:

  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

How you will learn

Although the majority of work will be self directed study you’ll have access to a distance learning tutor who will support you throughout the programme and provide guidance during the course. The formal qualification assessment consists of end unit assessments which need completing and returning to your tutor at agreed times.

Where could this course take you?

You may progress onto other distance learning qualifications such as Safe Handling of Medicines, Dementia Awareness or Working in the Health Sector. You may also be interested in one of the many NVQ or employability programmes that the College offers.

What costs will you incur?

Please contact us for full information on fees. There may be access to funding to support you in this qualification.