York College

The primary purpose of this qualification is to help you gain knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control, whilst supporting your role in a Health or Social Care workplace.

Entry Requirements

You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this qualification, but you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in the Health and Social Care area.

Dates and Times

Start date: February 7, 2017

End date: June 20, 2017

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Course Content

The qualification provides you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infections in healthcare settings and will support your role in the workplace. Understanding the principles of infection prevention and control is essential when working within all healthcare settings. Importance of personal hygiene and health ensures you remain healthy in the workplace and don’t either contribute to, or cause, the spread of infection within your workplace.

This qualification contains 4 mandatory units which cover the following topics:

  • Unit 01 Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings (3 credits)
  • You’ll learn how infection is caused and understand how it can be spread in a healthcare setting.

  • Unit 02 Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings (2 credits)
  • You’ll gain an understanding of the importance of personal hygiene and health in helping to prevent infection in a health care setting.

  • Unit 03 Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings (5 credits)
  • You’ll understand the importance of cleaning, decontamination, and waste management to prevent infection in a healthcare setting.

  • Unit 04 Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting (5 credits)
  • You’ll understand the purpose of infection control, and also the policy, roles, and responsibilities relating to infection control.

    How You Can Progress

    Successful completion of this qualification will help to support a variety of job roles within the Health and Social Care sectors where there’s a requirement to maintain a healthy and hygienic environment as part of the role.

    Students may also progress onto similar, relevant courses such as: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care

    Cost

    £450.00

    Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770400.

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

     

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