NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings This qualification aims to help learners to understand the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread as well as methods used to prevent and control any spread of infection. This programme will give learners knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control and how this can support their role in the workplace. This qualification will also enable learners to progress on to other areas of study. Course Information • A blended or distance learning programme • Flexible learning – candidates complete the programme within agreed time scales • Fully supported by The Skills Network in partnership with our network of Further Education colleges • Simple enrolment and induction procedure • Receive a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification upon completion • NO course fees – fully funded by the college (subject to terms and conditions – see ‘Course Costs’ overleaf) Tutor support Our team of highly qualified tutors are available to support all learners throughout their programme of study with robust feedback, advice and guidance. Connecting people…developing skills Completing the Course Each candidate will receive their own learning pack which includes two learning resources / information booklets and two paper-based assessments. Candidates must complete the assessments in the agreed time scales and submit them for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will then provide feedback, advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of the assessment, candidates will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings and will then be able to progress on to other areas of study. Course Content Upon enrolment each candidate will receive a learning resource / information pack which covers the following: Part A Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings The learner will: • Know how infection is caused • Understand how infection can spread • Understand the ‘chain of infection’ • Understand the need to recognise Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI). Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings The learner will: • Understand the importance of personal hygiene • Understand the importance of effective hand washing • Understand the principles of using PPE. Part B Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings The learner will: • Understand the importance of maintaining a clean environment • Understand roles and responsibilities in relation to cleaning, decontamination and waste management • Understand the sterilisation process, effective waste management, how to handle laundry and how to safely handle sharps. Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting The learner will: • Understand the role of risk assessment in relation to infection control • Understand the principles of infection control procedures. Candidate Application Candidates can apply to undertake this course by registering their interest with their employer (e.g. their line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register candidates by completing a standard Candidate Application Form (terms and conditions apply). Applicants will then be required to attend a group induction session at their place of work at a time to be agreed. Course Costs There are no fees for this course as the college has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the candidate).** Please note that when a candidate enrols on this course they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated time scales. Should a candidate not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of the college delivering the course. Contact Us To register applicants, or for more information, please contact The Learnerfind Team on: T: 0113 887 8349 E: firstname.lastname@example.org **This information is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change. The Skills Network reserves the right to impose fees at the request of partner colleges. Details of any related fees will be presented and agreed with candidates and employers prior to enrolment if applicable.