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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Infections
  2. 2 The Chain of Infection
  3. 3 Hygiene
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We’ll begin by taking a closer look at what infections are, who’s at risk of infection, and where infections come from. Infections and infectious diseases are caused by harmful germs known as pathogens or pathogenic micro-organisms. In this section, we will look at who is at risk, bacteria, viruses, parasites and more!

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Infections are transmitted from one place to another, or one person to another, through a process called the chain of infection. We’ll look at how transmission happens and what you can do to break the chain of infection where you work. The infection control tactics you learn in this training will help you to stay healthy and avoid infections.

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Having good personal hygiene, using PPE appropriately, storing food correctly, disposing of waste safely, and keeping your environment clean are simple ways to HELP break the chain of infection around you. This is what we’ll be covering in this section.

About this course

The risk of infection is everywhere, from door handles and desks to kitchens and keyboards. And once an infection contaminates, it can be spread around a workplace in as little as two to four hours. 

It’s the job of staff and managers everywhere to be aware of the risks from infection and do what they can to help prevent it from spreading. This Infection Prevention and Control training course will help them do just that. It looks at what kinds of infections are most prevalent, what they are, how they spread, and who’s at risk. Most importantly, it considers what you can do to prevent the spread of infections at all.

Exposure to infection is largely incidental, and so is not specific to any particular working practice. However, due to the increased severity in the event that infection does take hold, this Infection Prevention and Control course is particularly useful to those working in the Care Industry.

iHASCO have also produced a free Coronavirus Awareness eLearning video.

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The importance of Infection Prevention and Control Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Infection Prevention & Control certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Infection Prevention and Control Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Infection Prevention and Control Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Infection Prevention and Control Certificate

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This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Very informative and food for thought.

This will make me stop and think about hygiene

Very comprehensive and informative.

This is a course which very much raises awareness of the importance of good practice in controlling and preventing infections, and fostering a healthy lifestyle . It made me think seriously not only about what I do in my everyday life to ensure that I keep myself safe from potential infections, but also the ways in which I am able to prevent other people around me from catching any illnesses that I might pass on to them. It is a course I would strongly recommend to anyone.


a lot is common sense,its a shame people need to be told the basics of life cleanliness is next to godliness.

A great online training course

Very informative and great way to embed great safe working practices to all staff.


This was helpful and gave some insight as to why we need to ensure good hygiene standards at all times.

Very informative!

I learnt that there are many different ways in which bacteria, viruses, pathogens e.t.c can be passed on and how to break the chain of infection. I will be sure to stay safe at work!

Good course

Good course but couldn't hear the sound on the video, the works computer doesn't have sound so just followed the text instead, which is a shame as would of liked to hear what the lady was saying in the video.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.

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