Level Two Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection (Distance Learning)

This course looks at the meaning and importance of infection control, as well as the causes of infections and the conditions in which they thrive and spread. It also outlines the methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection. As well as providing learners with a nationally recognised qualification, this course will help them apply good practice relating to infection prevention and control in the workplace, giving them confidence in their work. Furthermore, as cleanliness and hygiene are important in all walks of life, the practical understanding that learners will acquire from this programme will assist them throughout their careers and outside of the workplace. 

Course Code PD029/1

What will I study?

This course is made up of four units

Unit one:Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health-care settings

Unit two: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health-care settings

Unit three: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health-care settings

Unit four: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health-care setting 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

What next?

For learners who are not in employment some level three courses are available please discuss with your assessor. For those who complete the course in order to gain employment you could progress to the Level Two Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Additional information

This course will be ideal for anyone who works, or would like to work, in a health-care settings. The areas covered are relevant to a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector and the programme will be useful to people involved in health and social care at all levels. 


This course is enrolling now.  Email [email protected]  for more information.

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

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