Level 2 Award in Understanding Infection Prevention & Control
Health & Social Care
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain knowledge in the prevention and control of infections within health and care settings. This may be staff who require a refresher/CPD training or learners working towards joining the industry or are new to the sector.
The objective of this qualification is to support roles found in health and care settings, such as care homes, health centres, surgeries, childcare facilities and day centres, in the principles of infection prevention and control. Learners will cover topics from the importance of correct handwashing procedures to blood and body fluids spill management, as well as the different roles and responsibilities within health and care settings.
Upon completion of training students will be able to:
- Infection control Background
- Disease and the chain and spread of infection
- Application of infection prevention precautions
- The correct use of PPE,
- the management of spills
- the maintenance of equipment to prevent infection
- Managing waste
- Putting it all together: Managing and reducing the risks of infection
With infections, illnesses and diseases on the rise, training Health and Social Care Staff in this subject has become a key industry goal, as well as an area of focus for external regulators. This qualification is aimed to achieve this goal.