Infection Prevention and Control - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Infection Prevention and Control - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Infection Control in Health and Care training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

The risk of infection within a health/social care setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, an infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences.

Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting. Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an adequate education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

Course content

This online Infection Control in Health and Care training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to infection prevention and control,
  • Why infection prevention and control is essential,
  • Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs),
  • The ‘chain of infection’ and how to ‘break the chain’,
  • Standard/universal precautions for infection prevention and control,
  • Safe and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • Management and safe disposal of clinical waste,
  • Safe management of body fluid spillages,
  • Management of laundry in clinical environments,
  • Effective environmental cleaning and decontamination,
  • Safe use and disposal of sharps,
  • Management of sharps injuries,
  • Importance of practising effective hand hygiene,
  • The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘Five Moments’ for hand hygiene,
  • Common barriers to effective hand hygiene in clinical environments,
  • Recommended hand hygiene techniques,
  • Appropriate hand hygiene products and facilities,
  • How the personal health and fitness of healthcare workers can be a risk to others,
  • Where to find additional information about infection prevention and control (online learning resources).

Who is the course for?

This online Infection Control in Health and Care training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Locum doctors and nurses,
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Agency nurses,
  • Agency workers,
  • Healthcare assistants,
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants,
  • Nursery staff,
  • Teachers and teaching staff, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Infection Control in Health and Care training course are to improve the awareness of universal procedures required to prevent and minimise the spread of infections.


Health care workers can take steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These steps are part of infection control. Proper handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals. Standard precautions are a set of infection control practices used to avoid transmission of diseases that can be acquired by contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin (including rashes), and mucous membranes.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of these online Infection Control in Health and Care training courses are divided into two levels. Each level reflects a level of expected knowledge, skill and understanding. The appropriate level of training is dependent upon the role, work context and local risk assessment.

Infection Prevention and Control Level 1 E-Learning Course

On completion of the online Infection Control in Health and Care Level 1 training course, the learner will:

  • Know-how individuals can contribute to infection prevention and control,
  • Know of and demonstrate the standard infection prevention and control precautions relevant to their role, including:
    • Hand Hygiene,
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
    • Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillage,
    • Management of Occupational Exposure (including sharps),
    • Management of the Environment o Management of Care Equipment, and
  • Recognise and act when their fitness to work may pose a risk of infection to others.

Infection Control in Health and Care Level 2 E-Learning Course

On completion of this online Infection Control in Health and Care Level 2 training course, the learner will, relevant to their role:

  • Be able to describe the healthcare organisation’s and their responsibilities in terms of current infection prevention and control legislation,
  • Know how to obtain information about infection prevention and control within the organisation,
  • Understand what is meant by the term healthcare-associated infections,
  • Understand the chain of infection and how this informs infection prevention and control practice,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the routes of transmission of micro-organisms,
  • Understand individual roles and responsibilities for the three levels of decontamination,
  • Use single-use items appropriately,
  • Be able to conduct a risk assessment in respect of ensuring infection prevention and control,
  • Explain different alert organisms and conditions that pose an infection risk, and
  • Describe how to safely manage patients with specific alert organisms.

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