The Infection Control in Health Care Settings – Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course is designed for those involved in any work associated with the prevention and control of infection. The qualification aims to give everyone the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the prevention and control of infection.
There are many reasons why the prevention and control of infection are important, not least is the legal responsibility with the duty of care for patients and clients. By completing this course, students will increase their awareness and knowledge of infection risks in the healthcare environment and develop skills in minimising risks.
There are four units in this qualification and each looks at different aspects of infection prevention and control, and working in a safe manner. You are required to complete the activities for each unit to gain the qualification.
On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 2 Certificate Qualification listed on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) with 15 credits from NCFE.
You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.
Please Note: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 hard-copy versions of this course are only being dispatched twice a week so there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.
- Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings (3 Credits)
- Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings (2 Credits)
- Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings (5 Credits)
- Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting (5 Credits)
There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.
We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.
On successful completion of this course students will receive a Infection Control in Health Care Settings Level 2 Certificate Qualification issued by NCFE.
This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No. 600/9312/2) and has 15 Credits.
Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. This course provides successful students with a qualification listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework, accredited by NCFE at level 3 and is assessed through NCC, a licensed NCFE centre. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.