Infection Prevention and Control Training

This Infection Prevention and Control training will help to stop infection spreading in the workplace. It's really important for general health and safety that everyone knows what to do to stay safe and keep themselves and those around them healthy.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete this course online in just 30 minutes
  • CPD approved
  • Applicable to all workplaces
  • Especially suitable for the Care Industry
  • Show commitment to various health and safety legislations
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available

Infection Prevention and Control Training Course Contents

1. Infections in the Workplace

This section answers the questions:

  • What are infections?

  • Where do they come from?

  • Who's at risk?

It looks at bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi and how they should be treated.


2. The Chain of Infection

There is a clear route for an infection to take to get from one person to another. It's known as the chain of infection and has 6 links. Breaking any ONE of these links prevents infection from spreading, so in this section we look at what these links are and how to break them.

3. Best Hygiene Practices

This section is about protecting yourself and protecting those around you by simple good personal hygiene and keeping things clean.

It includes set-by-step guides to handwashing, putting on PPE, clearing up blood and other body fluids and dealing with your own minor injuries, such as cuts and nose-bleeds.

4. Common Infections

This section looks at the most common infections in the UK, including their symptoms and what to do to protect yourself against them.

5. Your Responsibilities

The final section looks at who is responsible for certain aspects of health and safety at work. Although EVERYONE is responsible for maintaining good personal hygiene.

 Test & Certificate

This Infection Prevention and Control Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


Infection Prevention and Control training is an essential part of good Health and Safety practice across a number of work environments - from Hospitality to Healthcare, such as:

  • People who work helping other people, for example people who work in healthcare, such as care workers;
  • People who work in education, particularly those who work closely with children;
  • People who work in the food industry;
  • Those who work in agriculture, particularly those who work with animals;
  • People who work in laboratories and especially those who work with the bacterial agents that cause infections.


The following legislative documents underpin this kind of training:


There are controls to prevent infection from poor food handling in any areas where food is prepared, stored or eaten.

This covers appropriate training and controls for any substances which have the potential to cause harm to health if they are ingested, inhaled, or are absorbed by, or come into contact with, the skin, or other body membranes.

 This ACoP gives a detailed overview of the responsibilities of healthcare professionals when it comes to taking appropriate measures to reduce the spread of infection and bacteria.

 Reviews More reviews

Simple and to the point

By on March 16, 2017
Very good, Simple and covers what needs to be covered.

Good presentation, easy to follow.

By on March 13, 2017
I found the course to be well presented, in an easy to follow format. I learnt some new things, and reinforced some things I did already know but was glad to be reminded of. Thank you


By on March 5, 2017
Straightforward course, which was easy to follow and the narrative was clear.