Group price from £330.00 + Vat

In the UK over a million people are employed as carers and millions more provide informal care and support for relatives and friends.The Department of Health has drawn up a code of practice acknowledging that everyone involved in care provision needs training in Infection Control to tackle the risk of Health Acquired Infection (HCAI).

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Course Description

This 3 hour course in Infection Control covers the use of personal protective equipment, standard and transmission based precautions, occupational exposure prevention and clinical waste. This course is designed as an introduction to hygiene and ensures that vulnerable people are not exposed to unnecessary risks. It will help everyone, including those in private and voluntary health care sectors, to play their part in maintaining a clean and safe environment.


  • Provides knowledge necessary to prevent the spread of infection in care environments
  • A necessary qualification for all care staff working in the Social Care Sector
  • Provides knowledge and understanding of:
    • good hygiene practice
    • hygiene hazards and risks can be controlled
    • the importance of good personal hygiene
    • the importance of high hygiene standards and cleaning
  • Successful candidates will gain exemption from attending part of a Level 2 Award in Health and Social Care

Learning Outcomes

On completing this qualification candidates will be able to:

  • understand the terminology used in good hygiene best practice
  • understand and be aware of hygiene hazards, precautions and how the risks can be controlled
  • understand the importance of good personal hygiene and relevant legislation
  • recognise the need for high standards of hygiene and the importance of cleaning
  • Know your responsibilities

Course Content

  • Hygiene hazards
  • The need for Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning and materials
  • Responsibilities
  • Legislation
  • In house good practice
  • Employer protocols & procedures
  • Standard precautions

In-house courses are available throughout the UK

If 2 half day sessions of the same course are booked for the same day, the second course is half price.