Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
Assessment Requirements: Portfolio of Evidence
This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).
Aims and Objectives of the Qualification
This qualification aims to build the knowledge and understanding of Learners on how to prevent and control infection. This qualification covers the principles of the causes and spread of infection, cleaning and decontamination, personal hygiene and preventative measures.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
This qualification is suitable for those who work in or would like to work within the health and social care sectors. Whilst it does not confer competence, the qualification provides learners with knowledge that may be applied in a wide range of job roles within health or social care settings.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to further education, training or employment.
On completion of this qualification, Learners could progress to other qualifications in health and social care such as:
- IAO Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- IAO Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
- IAO Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
- IAO Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines
- IAO Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
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