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Prevention & Control of Infection NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This distance learning course will enable you to gain a new qualification whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.

Course content

This course is split into four separate sections: 

Unit 1: Causes and spread of infection in health care settings
You will gain an understanding of the chain of infection and look at how infection is caused and how it can spread. 

Unit 2: The importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
This unit explores the importance of personal hygiene and effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment. 

Unit 3: Decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
You will gain an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting. 

Unit 4: Infection prevention and control in a health care setting
This unit will explain the purpose of infection control and look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.

Assessment methods

Learners can choose to work either with online assessments or via printed workbooks.

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Course Information & How to Apply

For more information, or to enrol on this course please email

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
16 weeks Flexible Free Distance Learning K1572


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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