Prevention & Control of Infection QCF Level 2


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Level 2


100 Hours

No previous knowledge


 Enrolment Fee £440.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

There are many people working in a paid or voluntary role who may be at risk of contracting or spreading infection due to the nature of the job they are undertaking. Infection control is essential knowledge for all those working in any hospital, nursing and care setting; in fact it is also often now considered relevant for those working in other types of group settings where there may be similar risks of infection spreading such as prisons, schools and hostels.

There are many reasons why we must try to control the spread of infection, not least because it is our legal responsibility with the duty of care for our patients/clients. The Control of Infection and Contamination Programme is designed to complement the work you carry out in the work place by supporting your practice with underpinning knowledge, whether you are experienced or new to your role.

The aim of this course is to enable students:

  • To understand the different causes of infection
  • To understand how infections are transmitted
  • To outline the possible methods of the control and prevention of cross-infection.

The Distance Learning Prevention & Control of Infection course concentrates on an important aspect of Infection Control. By undertaking and completing this course, you will increase your knowledge of the risk of infection in the healthcare environment and develop your skills in minimising these risks. On successful completion of this course you will gain a qualification in infection control that is mapped to the Skills for Health Infection Control workplace competencies, certificated by a nationally recognised Awarding Body.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a fully nationally recognised qualification listed on the QCF database will be awarded by Ascentis as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £349.00 Nil £349.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £260.00 £45.00 X 4 months £440.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £140.00 £100.00 X 3 months £440.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

  • Unit 1 - The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

  • Unit 2 - Causes and Spread of Infection

  • Unit 3 - Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Awarding Organisation

Ascentis was originally established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and
Colleges of Further Education. Ascentis was the first "Open College" in the UK and served the needs of its
members for over 34 years. Throughout this period, OCNW grew yet maintained its independence in order
that it could continue to respond to the requirements of its customers and provide a consistently high
standard of service to all centres across the country and in recent years to its increasing cohorts of overseas

In 2009 OCNW became Ascentis - a company limited by guarantee and a registered educational charity.

Ascentis is distinctive and unusual in that it is both:

- a National Awarding Body (NAB) approved by the office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation


- an Access Validating Agency (AVA) for "Access to HE Programmes" licensed by the Quality Assurance
Agency for Higher Education (QAA).


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