HABC Level Two Award in Understanding Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care Settings

This course is aimed at those who work in hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries.  It raises the awareness of minimising the risk of infection.

This course is available on Monday 22 February 2021, Course Code K0275J2FPA. You can enrol online for this course.

Owing to the National Lockdown this course will now be delivered online. Accredited exam  dates will be sent after lock down and an East Riding College in-house certificate will be sent to you in the interim for confirmation of training after course completion. 
You will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.


What will I study?

  • Common healthcare-associated infections
  • The chain of infection
  • The importance of correct handwashing procedures
  • Personal protective equipment role
  • Linen management
  • Decontamination process
  • Blood and body fluids spill management
  • Correct sharps management
  • Waste management and associated risks 
  • Different roles and responsibilities within health and care settings. 

How will I be assessed?

A multi-choise assessment at the end of the course.

What next?

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings (RQF)

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide