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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Infections in the Workplace
  2. 2 The Chain of Infection
  3. 3 Best Hygiene Practices
  4. 4 Common Infections
  5. 5 Your Responsibilities
Someone washing their hands - Infection Prevention and Control Training
Close up of a virus within a cell as part of iHasco's infection prevention and control training course

This section answers the questions: What are infections? Where do they come from? And who's at risk?

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

Image showing the chain of infection and just how quickly infections can spread

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.

Image of female figure replacing waste bin as part of infection prevention and control

This section is about protecting yourself and protecting those around you by  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 e.g. cuts & nose-bleeds.

3 symbols showing the steps to defeat a common infection as part of effective infection prevention and control training

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

Image shows steps taken when a hazard presents itself in the workplace for infection prevention and control training

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.

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.

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Keith Wickham, a presenter of Infection Prevention and Control Training

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Keith Wickham

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

231 real user reviews

4.3 out of 5
Bit difficult

It is hard to remember every words and the questions.

Uptodate my training

More awareness and refresh the knowledge about infection controland thanks for giving good rate





Good course

Hi, is a good opportunity to learn this course, i very much love it and i will refer it to other people to learn from it , is a good and understandable course thanks

helpful and clear

Nice clear delivery Clear illustrations good pace Good to be able to start and stop when needed

This was not as easy as it seemed.

I found it a little confusing, because of the technical nature, example the names of the different infections to remember with their components parts. However the repetition of the exam helped me to revise it.


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

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.

The following legislative documents underpin this kind of training:

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