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Prevention & Control of Infection 2

Distance Learning Level 2 Award

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Availability & Details

Prevention & Control of Infection - Level 2 Award - Distance Learning Havant - Skills Network HD1-PRCI2A/C01

Online/Distance Learning

Type of study
Part Time


Examination board
Course Fee Overseas 670.00
Exam Fee Overseas 54.00
Course Fee (Co-Funded) Standard 308.00
Exam Fee Standard 54.00


By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home. You will also gain knowledge of how to identify infections, as well as the different types of infection.

As all employers are now looking to recruit people who already hold a Level 2 Certificate in English and Mathematics (e.g. GCSE grade C/4 or above), a requirement for the course is that you have a minimum of Level 1 in English or be prepared to sit an English assessment to establish your current levels. Please discuss any queries regarding your Mathematics and English because all applications will be considered on an individual basis.

This online course is split into three manageable units:

  • Unit 1: Causes and spread of infection (eight questions)
  • Unit 2: The principles of infection prevention and control (18 questions)
  • Unit 3: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management (10 questions)

The course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks and all learning takes place on a distance learning platform. You will complete assessments and send them to your designated assessor for marking and feedback.

Assessment takes place in the form of a portfolio of work that you build as you progress through the units. There is no exam.

On completion of this qualification, you could progress to a Level 3 related qualification or complete another course at Level 2.

The staff that will be supporting you through this course have expertise in Health and Social Care and Education.

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.

Laura Hagedorn, A Level student

My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student