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IQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

 

Qualification Number 601/6059/7
Title IQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
Category National
Sector Health & Care
Operational Start Date 30/04/2015
Operational End Date 28/02/2021
Total Units 4 Mandatory Units
Min Guided Learning Hours 111 Total Qualification Time 150
Min Age From 16

 


Registration Fee : £38.00 (excluding VAT) 


This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (delivery rates may apply for postage to international centres). 

 


About this Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to develop learners' knowledge and understanding of how to prevent and control infection. It includes the principles of the causes and spread of infection, cleaning and decontamination, personal hygiene and preventative measures. This qualification is suitable for those who are employed or are seeking employment within the health and social care sector. It does not confer competence, but provides learners with knowledge relevant to a wide range of job roles within health or social care settings.

The main objective is preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, also preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

Progression

IQ Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

IQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

(and to an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care)

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

IQ Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

IQ Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia


 

Unit Structure

IQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

 


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Training Resources

Centres may use their own, or published learner support materials in delivering the qualification. Whatever support materials centres choose to use, they should ensure that their delivery methodology adequately prepares the learner for assessment.

IQ endorses published training resources and learner support materials by submitting the materials to a rigorous and robust quality assurance process, thus ensuring such materials are relevant, valid and appropriately support the qualification.

Resources and Useful websites

Health and Safety Executive www.hse.gov.uk
The National Archives (For all UK legislation) http://www.legislation.gov.uk
Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland http://www.hseni.gov.uk
Skills for Health http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence http://www.nice.org.uk/
Public Health Wales http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/home
Public Health Agency Northern Ireland http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/
Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england


 



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Learners

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Centres

If you are interested in delivering this qualification, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 or send us a short note using this form and a member of our marketing team will be in touch about further steps.