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Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings – Online

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College St Austell - as required
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
12 weeks
LEARNING AREA
Social Care & Health Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Distance Learning

Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings – Online

Healthcare assistant in a care home working for Cornwall Care About 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year while being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is a really important part of providing high-quality care, especially as some life-threatening infections can spread easily within care environments. In this course, you will gain the skills you need to tackle the risk of infection in your workplace.

The course covers procedures and regulations surrounding infection control, as well as the importance of maintaining a clean environment.

As of 2020 this course has been updated to include knowledge of Covid-19.

What you will learn

Understand the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
Understand how regulations inform policy and practice
Understand roles, responsibilities, principles and processes in relation to cleaning, decontamination and waste management
Understand the role of risk assessments
Learn the importance of maintaining a clean environment
Learn the sterilisation process
Learn how to safely handle laundry
Learn how to safely handle sharps

Entry requirements

19+, Currently live in England, Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, L1 Literacy Initial Assessment, Computer access

Assessment

Online questions and answers with assessor support. Work at your own pace with an experienced assessor on hand to guide you in completing your course.

Progression

L2 Care Worker, L3 Dental Nursing, L3 Adult Care Worker, L2 Early Years Practitioner, L2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Understand the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
Understand how regulations inform policy and practice
Understand roles, responsibilities, principles and processes in relation to cleaning, decontamination and waste management
Understand the role of risk assessments
Learn the importance of maintaining a clean environment
Learn the sterilisation process
Learn how to safely handle laundry
Learn how to safely handle sharps

19+, Currently live in England, Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, L1 Literacy Initial Assessment, Computer access

Online questions and answers with assessor support. Work at your own pace with an experienced assessor on hand to guide you in completing your course.

L2 Care Worker, L3 Dental Nursing, L3 Adult Care Worker, L2 Early Years Practitioner, L2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Dates & Locations

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  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - As required
  • Tuition Fees: £0.00*
            
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