This qualification is designed to support current or new staff who work in health and care settings such as care homes, health centres, surgeries and childcare settings and gives them underpinning knowledge of how to prevent and control the spread of infection.
In spite of the medical, scientific and technological advances of the past few decades, the spread of infectious diseases is still an incredibly important issue and one which ultimately causes countless health problems and, in severe cases, death. Controlling the spread of infection is vital in a wide variety of workplaces including hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries; in fact anywhere people live and work together. It is therefore important that staff operating in high-risk workplaces have some knowledge of the control of infection.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within Health and Social Care Settings (RQF)
Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)
Highfield Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)
Highfield Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection (RQF)
Learners gaining this qualification will understand common infections and the chain of infection, the importance of correct hand washing procedures, the principles of personal protective equipment, the decontamination process, waste management procedures and roles and responsibilities in pre