Infection Control Qualification
Duration: 1 day
Maximum Candidates: TBA
Controlling the spread of infection is vital in a wide variety of workplaces, including hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries, and anywhere else people live and work together. Training for the Infection Control qualification will raise the employees’ awareness of minimising the risk of infection.
It is essential that employees are aware of the hazards and controls associated with the spread of infection at work. This is not only important in terms of ensuring they are protected, but also to reduce the risk to others around them.
One of the higher risk environments is healthcare. Every year a significant number of people are made ill or die as a direct result of the spread of infections. Healthcare providers have both a legal and moral obligation to make certain that they are not contributing to these statistics by ensuring their staff is effectively trained – ideally holding a relevant qualification.
Who should attend
This Infection Control training course is suitable for anyone who works in an environment where there is a significant risk of infections transferring.
Health care assistants
Chiropodists and Acupuncturists
Anyone who works with animals, including vets
If your role involves the handling of needles or sharps then our Needles & Sharps Awareness Training will also be helpful in teaching the methods by which you can prevent infection.
We only use Instructors who are Qualified and hold a Level 3 Advanced Award in Physical Restraint Instruction and who are registered with the National Federation for Personal Safety.
1. Know common diseases and the chain of infection
2. Understand standard infection control procedures
3. Know how to apply standard infection control procedures
4. Know the correct management of spills
5. Know how to manage waste correctly
6. Understand roles and responsibilities in preventing infection
Guided learning hours: 8
Candidates who achieve the Level 2 Infection Control qualification will be able to help organisations to comply with requirements in this subject area. The Level 2 qualification gives candidates an improved understanding of the causes of infections, the conditions that they thrive in and the ways they can be spread. It also covers suitable methods of cleaning and waste disposal to help stop infection spreading, as well as information on personal protective equipment that can be used.
For group bookings – The delivery of this course can be provided on an in-house basis at the client’s location. We offer a group booking discount for this course.