HABC Level 2 National Award in Infection Control

Duration: 1 Day including exam

Course introduction

The control of infection is important in a wide variety of work places including any health care setting, the hospitality industry and anywhere where people are residing and working together.
It is essential that employees are aware of the hazards and controls associated with the spread of infection in their workplace. This is important not only for protecting themselves from infection but also to reduce the risks to those around them.

One of the most high risk environments is healthcare where every year, a significant number of people are made ill and die as a result of healthcare associated infections. Health care providers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure they are not contributing to these statistics.

The most effective way of ensuring that employees are aware of how to control the spread of infection is for them to receive appropriate training in infection control.

Who is it aimed at?

The Level 2 National Award in Infection Control is aimed at anyone needing to develop the underpinning knowledge of how to control the spread of infection in their workplace or home environment. This includes giving an increased understanding of the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread. It also covers suitable methods of cleaning and waste disposal that help prevent the spread of infection, along with the personal protective equipment they can use for their own safety.

Outcomes Summary

  • The candidates will know and understand:
  • The common diseases and the chain of infection
  • Standard infection control procedures
  • How to apply standard infection control procedures.
  • The correct management of spills
  • Know how to manage waste correctly.
  • Understand roles and responsibilities in preventing infection

There are no pre- course entry requirements. It is recommended that candidates for this award have good oral communication skills, basic standards of literacy and numeracy.

This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.

Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.

Holders of this qualification may wish to progress to : Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection (QCF) Level 2, 3 S/NVQs in Health and Social Care Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care

Where we deliver courses

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