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Prevention and Control of Infection Award Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

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This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infections. His includes: legislation, policies, and systems and procedures relating to prevention and control of infections. Also covered is the importance of risk assessment and of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the causes and transmission of infection, cleaning, good waste management practices and decontamination.

It can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD), and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is hoping to gain employment, in this field.

What will I do?

You will study:

  • Unit 1- Causes and Spread of infection
  • Unit 2 - Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
  • Unit 3 - The principles of Infection Prevention and Control

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

This course can only be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Illnesses Affecting Children
  • Level 2 Certificates in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • HE Qualification
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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