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Course Overview

The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control course provides a comprehensive understanding of infection control principles, legislation, and effective practices. It covers crucial topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and the spread of diseases from person to person. This course is essential for those in healthcare and related fields, emphasizing infection risk management and safety measures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals of infections and infection control.
  • Comprehend the relevant legislation and policies surrounding infection prevention.
  • Assess infection risks and apply appropriate management strategies.
  • Master the correct usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Demonstrate practical applications of PPE.
  • Gain insights into the person-to-person spread of diseases.
  • Implement effective infection prevention techniques.
  • Analyze real-world infection control scenarios.
  • Evaluate the importance of hand hygiene in preventing infections.
  • Develop strategies to maintain a safe and hygienic environment.

Entry Requirement

    • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
    • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
    • Some basic understanding of the English language and numeracy.  


After you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can, however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £29 or in PDF format at the cost of £19.

    • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days

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      • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
      • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry-leading experts;
      • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
      • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
      • The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification;
      • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere, anytime;
      • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
      • 24/7 student support via email.

Career path

This course is ideal for healthcare professionals, including nurses, doctors, medical assistants, and caregivers. It’s also beneficial for individuals seeking to work in healthcare facilities, ensuring they meet the highest standards of infection prevention and control.

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Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Infection and Infection Control
Introduction to Infection and Infection Control 00:17:00
Module 02: Legislation and Policies
Legislation and Policies 00:18:00
Module 03: Infection Risk & Management
Infection Risk & Management 00:16:00
Module 04: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 00:20:00
Module 05: PPE Practical Uses
PPE Practical Uses 00:19:00
Module 06: Understanding person-to-person spread of disease
Understanding person-to-person spread of disease 00:20:00

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