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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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Infection Prevention & Control in Care: Section 1

We’ll begin by taking a closer look at what infections are, who’s at risk of infection, and where infections come from. Infectious diseases can spread from person to person. There are many potential sources of infection around us as we go about our usual day-to-day lives. In this section, we will cover; what an infection is, who is at risk as well as bacteria and viruses.

Infection Prevention & Control in Care: Section 2

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 they’ll help you to avoid infections.

Infection Prevention & Control in Care: Section 3

In this final section, we will be covering good personal hygiene, using PPE appropriately, storing food correctly, disposing of waste safely, handling laundry properly, and keeping your environment clean to help break the chain of infection around you. 

About this course

Our Online Infection Prevention & Control in Care Training explains to those working in Care exactly how the chain of infection works, how to break the chain to stop it spreading further and how important your own health and hygiene is when you work within the Care sector. 

This course will also touch upon hand hygiene, hand washing, disposing of waste, PPE and disposing of Sharps

The ONS (2015) found that more than one in five of the UK population is already over 60. The number of people over 60 is expected to increase from 14.9 million in 2014 to 18.5 million in 2025. With the increase in the ageing population, not just in the UK, but globally, those caring for this population need to ensure that they are fully aware and educated on how to prevent the spread of infection amongst those who might be more susceptible to it. 

Standard 15 of the Care Certificate - Infection Prevention & Control in Care - requires staff to:

  • Prevent the spread of infection at work

This course works alongside our 14 other awareness courses that make up the Care Certificate Standards

You can access our free worksheet that has been designed to accompany our online Infection Prevention and Control in Care Training course. In each section, there is a box for you to tick when you have watched the relevant slide in our course. You can also take notes that will help you during your practical assessment at work.

This course equips learners with the knowledge that's required to be put into practice in the workplace, whereby they can do the 'practical' part of their training, followed by having the Care Certificate supplied to them by their management as they meet the required standards. These courses provide part of training but practical training is still required to obtain the care certificate.

iHASCO have also produced a free Coronavirus Awareness eLearning video.

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Infection Prevention & Control in Care Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Infection Prevention & Control in Care 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 in Care 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 & Control in Care Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 & Control in Care 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 in Care certificate

296 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Understand you're environment

This course enables us to comprehend in detail the events unfolding around us. It also guides us on how to respond in various situations concerning contamination and its prevention.

Very informative and easy to follow

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

very informative

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Really informative

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A bit tricky at times.

There were some issues with getting onto the course at first using the original link that was emailed to me and then when I was doing the test I had to refresh after every question to get onto the next. It did not register that I had done the test on the site but then when I happened to check my email it said I had finished.

Interesting and informative

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

Good information

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Infection prevention and control in care

An amazing course this was and was very pleased with my results 100% !!! Thank you so much

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 & Control in Care is Standard 15 of the 15 standards that are in the Care Certificate. Those who have job roles in the health and social care sector are shown what is expected of them in the Care Certificate which is an agreed set of standards that employees need to pass. It forms part of an induction programme that should be covered if you are 'new to care'. 

The Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. 

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)

The main piece of legislation that applies to infections at work is The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH)

Health and Social Care Act 2012

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 introduced the first legal duties about health inequalities.

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