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Infection Prevention and Control

This eLearning course is suitable for anyone working within an environment with a risk of infection and is particularly useful for healthcare professionals.



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Course Description

What’s It About?

Infection control and prevention are essential for businesses where work activities could put employees at risk of passing on or contracting an infection. Infections are easily passed on but equally easy to avoid if everyone on the premises takes proper preventative action.

This Infection Control eLearning course is designed to help you understand how to prevent and control infection and why it is important.

Discover how your health and hygiene pose a risk to people you support and care for. Understand the procedures that should be followed to reduce risks when dealing with hazardous spills, waste and linen.

Who’s It For?

This Infection Control eLearning course is suitable for anyone working within an environment with a risk of infection. The course may be particularly useful for healthcare professionals and adult care workers. The course can be used as a stand-alone module or as part of an induction programme.

What Does It Cover?

  • Pathogenic microorganisms
  • Chain of infection
  • Consequences of infection
  • Factors that increase the risk of infection
  • Breaking the chain
  • Control measures
  • Health and hygiene
  • Hand hygiene
  • PPE
  • Safe handling of waste
  • Environmental contamination
  • Legislation
  • Employers’ and employees’ responsibilities

How Long Does It Take?

This Infection Control eLearning course will typically take 20 – 40 minutes to complete. However, as this Infection Control eLearning training is hosted online, candidates can complete one module at a pace to suit them.

Who Is It Accredited By?

This Infection Control eLearning course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, a leading regulated qualifications provider.

How Does It Work?

Our eLearning programmes are available on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs, Macs and laptops. All you need is an Internet connection. Candidates log on to the Learner Management System and work their way through the course. Included in the course are scenarios that provide them with real-life context.

Our courses simplify even the most complex subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage candidates. The key elements of our eLearning courses are:

  • interactive exercises and gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market-leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

How’s It Assessed?

This Infection Control eLearning course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Candidates must score 100% to pass.

If the candidate does not achieve 100% the first time, they will be taken back to review the module they have struggled with. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

They will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately upon completion of the course. This certificate may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in infection prevention and control.

Please Note

This online Infection Control eLearning course alone does not provide a qualification.

If you wish to achieve the recognised Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection for the Workplace qualification, you must sit an invigilated examination. This can be achieved by the Quality at Home service – please call us for further details.