The Principles of Infection Prevention & Control

Ref: C3847224

This course will introduce you to national and local policies in relation to infection prevention and control and explain employer and employee responsibilities in this area. You will gain an understanding of how procedures and risk assessment can help minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection. You will also gain an understanding of how to use PPE correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene. During the course, you will be asked to complete 6 tasks to achieve your qualification.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to increase your learners understanding of the principles of infection prevention and control in the workplace.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the legislative/ policy framework and my roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  • recognise systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • appreciate the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • outline the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  • outline the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Principles of Infection Prevention & Control

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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