Level 2 Certificate
This qualification develops the knowledge and awareness of the causes of infection and how these can be managed and controlled. It has been specifically designed for the health and social care sector and covers preventing the spread of infection, cleaning and waste disposal processes and current legislation.
Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
The qualification aims to build on learners’ knowledge and awareness of the prevention and control of infection for those working in health settings and adult or child social care settings. It is aimed at learners in school or college, or those working for local authorities or private commercial homeowners.
Learners will develop an understanding of methods of preventing and controlling infection.
Anyone wanting to work as health care assistants, health care workers or social care workers in local authority or private care environments.
To gain this qualification, learners must achieve the 3 mandatory units.
To introduce the learner to national and local policies in relation to infection control; to explain employer and employee responsibilities in this area; to understand how procedures and risk assessment can help minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection.
Learners will also gain an understanding of how to use PPE correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene.
This unit is to enable the learner to understand the causes of infection and common illnesses that may result as a consequence. To understand the difference between infection and colonisation and pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms, the areas of infection and the types caused by different organisms.
In addition, the learner will understand the methods of transmission, the conditions needed for organisms to grow, the ways infections enter the body and key factors that may lead to infection occurring.
To explain to the learner the correct way of maintaining a clean environment in accordance with national policies; to understand the procedures to follow to decontaminate an area from infection; and to explain good practice when dealing with waste materials.
This unit does not cover the decontamination of surgical instruments.
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Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.
19+ at the start of the academic year.
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