Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention and Control (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in the principles of infection prevention and control.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention and Control (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility in infection prevention and control within their job roles, such as: care assistants, health care workers or other healthcare environments.

Course Overview

Over a half day period, Learners will develop a greater understanding of the principles of infection prevention and control. Topics covered include: personal hygiene, roles and responsibilities in relation to infection prevention and control and minimising the risk of infection. 

What's covered?

1. Understand the importance of infection prevention and control

1.1 Identify what is meant by infection prevention and control
1.2 State the importance of infection prevention and control
1.3 Identify common illnesses that can spread easily in a health and care setting
1.4 Identify groups at higher risk of infection

2. Understand roles and responsibilities in infection prevention and control

2.1 State employees’ own role and responsibilities in relation to infection prevention and control
2.2 Identify an employers’ role and responsibilities in relation to infection prevention and control

3. Know how to minimise the risk of infection

3.1 Identify the importance of risk assessment
3.2 Identify potential risks of infection within the workplace
3.3 State how to minimise the risk of infection

4. Understand responsibilities of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

4.1 Identify different types of PPE
4.2 State employees’ responsibilities when using PPE
4.3 Identify employers’ responsibilities in providing PPE
4.4 State how to dispose of contaminated PPE safely

5. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene

5.1 State the principles of good personal hygiene
5.2 State personal cleanliness activities to reduce the risk of infection
5.3 Identify the products that should be used for hand washing

6. Know how to follow the procedure for hand washing

6.1 State the importance of hand washing in the prevention and control of infection
6.2 Identify the procedure for correct handwashing

Assessment Methods

1 x theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper).

Delivery

We deliver this qualification as an open course running from our training centre in Newent, Gloucestershire - we can additionally deliver this on-site for you (subject to min. numbers) 

Cost:

£40+VAT per person




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