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Infection Prevention and Control

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £15+VAT

This online Infection Prevention and Control awareness training will make you aware of the hazard posed by infections, the ways in which infections are spread and the precautions you can take to break the chain of infection.

For employers, it is an easy way to ensure that they comply with the legal responsibilities under the Public Health Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The approximate duration of this training is 2 hours.

Who is it for?

This training is relevant to everyone involved in Adult Health and Social Care and covers the essential underpinning knowledge required by Care Certificate Standard 15 - Infection Prevention and Control.

When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service and also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, your certificate will contain both logos and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 10 topics and includes an assessment:

The need for infection prevention and control

  • Why there is a high risk of illness and infection in healthcare and care home settings.
  • How infection prevention and control falls within your and your employer's duty of care towards the people you care for.

Infections and their causes

  • What is meant by the terms pathogen, host and outbreak.
  • Examples of pathogenic organisms.
  • The difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases.

The chain of infection

  • What is meant by the term chain of infection.
  • The six links in the chain of infection.
  • Examples of the route through which infections enter and exit a human host.

Outbreaks of infection

  • The symptoms of a fever.
  • What is meant by an outbreak of infection.
  • The steps that should be taken when an outbreak occurs.

Hand Hygiene

  • Why good hand hygiene is essential.
  • What is meant by the terms contamination and decontamination.
  • The extent and type of contamination found on everyday items.
  • Good hand decontamination technique.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • The purpose of PPE.
  • Typical PPE used in your workplace.
  • Your and your employer’s responsibilities regarding PPE.
  • Why your employer might offer you vaccinations.

Handling waste

  • Distinguish between hazardous and non-hazardous clinical waste.
  • The name of the regulations that classify types of waste.
  • How unwanted and out-of-date medicines should be disposed of.

Disposal of sharps

  • Examples of ‘sharps’.
  • Why sharps pose a particular risk.
  • The precautions to take when disposing of used syringes and needles.
  • The essential information that must be provided on a sharps bin.
  • How sharps bins are dispose of.
  • The best practice when handling sharps.
  • The action to take if you suffer an injury from a sharp which may be contaminated.

Soiled linen

  • Why soiled linen must be decontaminated.
  • The process for decontaminating soiled linen.

Personal responsibilities

  • Your responsibility regarding vaccinations.
  • The action to take if you suffer from sickness.
  • The importance of personal hygiene in infection control.
  • Why touching your hair, mouth and nose should be avoided.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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