NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings

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This qualification helps learners understand the meaning and importance of infection control. We’ll investigate the causes of infections, the conditions they thrive in and the ways they can spread, before looking at prevention and control methods.

Course Information

This course is ideal for those interested in the causes of infections, the ways in which they thrive, and methods used to prevent and control the spread. It’s particularly useful for anyone working or looking to work in healthcare, giving them the knowledge and understanding they need to support their role. It also allows learners to progress to other qualifications in this specific subject area, or within the wider health and social care sector.

Assessment types:

Students will be assessed through: Assignments Reports Presentations External quality-assured portfolio

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the prevention and control of infection within healthcare settings.

Units / Modules

This course has four mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Principles of the Causes and Spread of Infection in Healthcare Settings
  • Unit 2: Principles of the Importance of Personal Hygiene and Health in the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings
  • Unit 3: Principles of Decontamination, Cleaning and Waste Management in Healthcare Settings
  • Unit 4: Principles of Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings

Benefits / Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the principles surrounding infection and control
  • Wider understanding of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings
  • Prepares learners for a career in healthcare

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners aged 19 and over. There are no specific entry requirements - however, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Career Progression

  • Prepare for career in healthcare or progress within your current healthcare role
  • Gain knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

77473-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

This qualification provides learners with an introduction to the principles of prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings.

Attendance

It ensures learners understand the importance of personal hygiene and health, in the prevention and control of infection in the healthcare industry.

Facilities

By achieving the qualification, learners will gain the knowledge and understanding to act as drivers of positive change within the workplace and at home.

School of Applied Science
Leeds City College
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