Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection
|Mode of study||Distance Learning|
|Course code||PLR2ODL018 (2223)|
Who is it for?
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 and also those who wish to understand more about dementia and will be highly valuable to people who support those with the condition, in a personal or professional capacity.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course, although it is expected that learners will be working – or intending to work– in a health-care setting. However, as this is a knowledge-based qualification, there is no requirement to demonstrate competence. As such, access to a health-care setting is not a requirement. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.
What does the course involve?
This course looks at the meaning and importance of infection control, as well as the causes of infections and the conditions in which they thrive and spread. It also outlines the methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection. The course comprises four mandatory units arranged into two modules:
- 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 setting
This qualification could be what you need to improve your career prospects and get your ideal job, if you are unable to attend college on a regular basis. Distance Learning with Shrewsbury Colleges Group gives you more flexibility, allowing you to study where and when you want. All you need is a commitment, as Distance Learning is not necessarily an easy option, especially if you are already working full-time. We offer specially prepared course materials, which combined with help and support from your subject teacher make your learning experience easily manageable.
How is the course assessed?
To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete two formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking
This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
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.
What do I do next?
If you are ready to enrol, please click the enrol button at the top of this factsheet. If you would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on where you live, this course may incur fees - please check your home postcode in our postcode checker above, to see if you are eligible for funding. Following your enrolment, we will contact you with further information on your study, submitting assignments and tutor support.
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