CPD Approved

Infection Control Course Description

This course will start by defining infection prevention and control and explaining the impact of good and bad infection control. It then goes into detail about, the legislation that applies, the different types of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the chain of infection, and much more.

The term infection control is used throughout the healthcare sector and is an integral part of the industry. It relates to all aspects of health, welfare and the protection of personnel. GP surgeries, care homes, hospitals and all other healthcare services continue to ensure the management and implementation of strategies throughout their premises. It is, therefore, a key component in the provision of their services.

Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Price: £25.00 (+VAT)

Target Audience

Prevention and control measures aim to ensure the protection of those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection.


Every year at least 300,000 people develop a Health Care Associated Infection. This has a huge impact on the patient, the staff and the institution it occurs in. Whereas if there is good prevention and control, patients will have better health and more independence

Further Progression to Infection Control

There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow ups to this course. The main one for people starting out in the early years sector would be Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Additionally the courses covering Epilepsy Awareness and Diabetes Awareness would complement this course as they go into more detail about these conditions.

Module NumberModule NamePass % Required
1The course structure70
2Infection prevention and control, and the
impact of infection
3The different microorganisms70
4How bacteria are transmitted70
5The Chain of Infection70
6The control and prevention of infection70
7Cleaning & Decontamination70

Recommended System Requirements

Browser: Up to date web browser
Video: Up to date video drivers
Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)