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Infection Prevention and Control


 Who's it for?


This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general. 


* CSC- Residential Staff can access the Infection, Prevention and Control module only.


 Course Details


Rising levels of health care associated infection (HCAI) have gained prominence in the media and in politics, leading to great public concern. All NHS organisations are required to put infection control and basic hygiene at the heart of good management and clinical practice. All healthcare workers have a duty of care to their patients and preventing infection forms part of that duty of care. This module will help NHS organisations to fulfill their requirements because, on completion, learners will have gained an overview of the key elements of infection control, understand how infections might occur and how good practice can reduce their likelihood and prevent their spread.


Lesson Plan

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Overview
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Infection Control
  • Handling Waste
  • Understanding MRSA
  • Understanding CDI
  • Understanding Norovirus
  • You and Infection Control
  • Summary



This course links to the following occupational standards and piece of legislation:


CWDC Standards: Foster Care


Ø      Standard 3: Understanding health and safety, and healthy caring

Ø      Standard 7: Develop Yourself


CWDC Standards: Field work & Residential


Ø      Standard 3: Understanding health and safety

Ø      Standard 7: Develop Yourself


Diploma units: Core mandatory & Pathway Units


Ø      SHC 32: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

Ø      CYP Core 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the well being of children & young people

Ø      CYP Core 3.4: Support children and young people's health and safety


Diploma: Optional units


Ø      CYPOP 12: Support young people to move towards independence and manage their lives

Ø      FC 2: Practise as a foster carer




Cost to learner:

Somerset CYPD


Fully Funded:



Social Care Support Workers


Foster Carers


Residential Staff


Other - £10:


Schools- Support Staff

School- Teaching Staff


Voluntary and Community Sector based in Somerset


Youth Workforce


CYPD staff


Non Somerset:



How to apply:

Online- directly via EMS (use the EMS code below)



e-mail/download the SCIL application form 




EMS Code EL03 -  just enter this in the quick search function in EMS to book online.


How many days training?

It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed).


As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


Other information

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines



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