Level 2 Certificate in
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
methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.
This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain an understanding in the prevention and control of infection within healthcare settings.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, learners must achieve 4 mandatory units:
Unit 01 Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
Unit 02 Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
Unit 03 Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
Unit 04 Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care settings
If you’re interested in progressing to further your study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are also available as a progression route:
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
• Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
This qualification is designed for those that work in, or would like to work in, the health care sector. It will provide knowledge that may be applied to a wide range of job roles within health and social care settings.