The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings aims to help learners understand the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections and the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can spread. The qualification will also highlight methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.
The objectives of the qualification are to give learners working or intending to work in health care settings knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control to support their role in the workplace. Furthermore, it will enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.
To achieve this qualification, learners must successfully complete the 4 mandatory units and submit their work in the form of a portfolio. Once achieved, the awarding body, NCFE, will send the learner their certificate.
- Unit 01: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
- Uni t02: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
- Unit 03: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and wate management in health care settings
- Unit 04: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting