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Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 – Clinical

Infection prevention and control is now a major priority for the health sector and included as part of the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).

This course deals with the fundamentals and principals involved in preventing healthcare associated infections. You will also learn how you should manage them and apply your principles of infection control knowledge in practice.

Skills for Health's Infection Prevention and Control Level 2 Clinical course
Level: 2
Duration: 2 hours 45 mins approx.
CPD: 2 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: Annual
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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All healthcare staff providing direct patient care or services.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control
  • The Chain of Infection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Managing the environment
  • Safe handling and disposal of Linen and waste
  • Managing Infection Prevention and Control
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Explain what a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is and how these infections spread.
  • Describe the impact healthcare-associated infections have on patients, your duty of care to patients and management in the workplace that can prevent the spread.
  • Describe how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from spreading.
  • Explain what asepsis is.
  • Describe how hand hygiene, personal protective equipment management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment helps prevent the spread of infection
  • Know about roles and responsibilities with infection prevention

This course meets the learning outcomes for Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 (Subject 6) of the Core Skills Training Framework.

Subject 6: Infection Prevention Control, Level 1

The learner will:

  • know how individuals can contribute to infection prevention and control
  • have knowledge of and demonstrate the standard infection prevention and control precautions relevant to their role which may include:
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillage
    • Management of Occupational Exposure (including sharps)
    • Management of the Environment
    • Management of Care Equipment
  • recognise and act when their personal fitness to work may pose a risk of infection to others.

Infection Prevention and Control, Level 2

The learner will:

  • be able to describe the healthcare organisation’s and their own responsibilities in terms of current infection prevention and control legislation
  • know how to obtain information about infection prevention and control within the organisation
  • understand what is meant by the term healthcare associated infections
  • understand the chain of infection and how this informs infection prevention and control practice
  • demonstrate an understanding of the routes of transmission of micro-organisms
  • understand individual roles and responsibilities for the three levels of decontamination
  • use single use items appropriately
  • be able to conduct a risk assessment in respect of ensuring infection prevention and control
  • explain different alert organisms and conditions that pose an infection risk
  • describe how to safely manage patients with specific alert organisms.


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Yes – We automatically generate a personalised certificate when you pass the course, this is available to download as a pdf from your eLearning account.

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