Principles of Preventing and Controlling Infection in Health Care Level 2 Certificate: Online

Further your knowledge of the in-demand skills of infection control and evidence your competency with this fully-online, Level 2 certificate. 

This course is a fully online, self-directed, independent study course with assessor support and guidance. Students must have use of a laptop to complete this course and must be aged 19+ at the beginning of the academic year (31 August).

Every year in England, around 300,000 patients develop an infection while being treated by the NHS. Therefore, protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread within care environments. It is a skill that is also, therefore, highly in demand in the health sector.

You will also have:

  • evidence of your competency for future/present employers
  • gained deeper understanding of good personal hygiene
    and maintaining a clean environment
  • furthered your personal and professional development

Furthermore, you will have learned all this at a time that suits you, in way that matches your learning style, without the need to attend college!

There are four mandatory modules to this course:

  • Principles of the Causes and Spread of Infection in
    Health Care Settings
  • Principles of the Importance of Personal Hygiene
    and Health in the Prevention and Control of
    Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Principles of Decontamination, Cleaning and Waste
    Management in Health Care Settings
  • Principles of Infection Prevention and Control in a
    Health Care Setting

You can progress from here to many of our online courses, so browse our website for the latest offerings or speak to your tutor, who will be more than happy to help!

Some examples of progression/additional study are:

  • NCFE Principles of Dementia Care Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Understanding Autism Level 2: Online
  • NCFE Understanding Safe Handling of Medication Level 2: Online
  • NCFE Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2: Online
  • NCFE Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Level 2: Online
  • NCFE Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Understanding Nutrition and Health Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Principles of Business Administration Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Counselling Skills Level 2: Online 
  • NCFE Personal Care Needs Level 2: Online 
This course is fully online, so students must have use of a laptop to complete this course.
You must also: 
  • be aged 19+* 
  • live in England 
  • have been in the EU for three years for purposes other than study (and able to provide documentation) 
  • not be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship 
  • not have completed any part of the course before 
*If you’re aged 19-23, must have a Level 2 qualification.

Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

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    years of teaching experience

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