Online Infection Control for Healthcare Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Improve Your Infection Control with this Course

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Infection Control for Healthcare Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 39 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT

Infection Control Training is a mandated training program for any employee, self-employed person, or safety representative who may be exposed to blood or other body fluids. This course is available online or from one of our 1000 plus approved instructors.

It is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE, NHS and medical professionals. infection control training is required in other industries outside the medical world.

If you require a classroom course, we can adapt this course to your requirements and add other courses like Basic Life Support for Healthcare and teach them both on the same day.

We will keep this course updated with the latest news on Coronavirus and you can watch the latest videos even after you have passed the course to keep up to date.

  • Custodial services (prisons/detention centre’s/homes)
  • Education
  • Embalming and crematorium work
  • Emergency services (ambulance/fire/police/rescue)
  • First aid
  • Hairdressing and beauticians' work
  • Healthcare (hospitals, clinics, dental surgeries, pathology departments, community nursing, acupuncture, chiropody, associated cleaning services)
  • Laboratory work (forensic, research etc)
  • Local authority services (street cleaning/park maintenance/refuse disposal/public lavatory maintenance)
  • Medical/dental equipment repair
  • Military
  • Mortuary work
  • Needle exchange services
  • Plumbing
  • Sewage processing
  • Social services
  • Tattooing, ear and body piercing
  • Vehicle recovery and repair

This list is not the only workplaces where a risk is present. Anyone at any time could be at risk in their day to day life.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 39 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For full course contents of our online infection control course visit

  • Introductory Infection Control Training
    • What are Blood Borne Pathogens?
    • Infection Control Legislation
    • Who is at risk?
    • Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
    • Chain of Infection
  • Types of Blood-Borne Diseases
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Hepatitis B Virus
    • Hepatitis C Virus
    • Skin Diseases
    • MRSA
    • MRSA Treatment
    • MRSA Prevention
    • Clostridium Difficile Infection
    • Other Viruses
    • Ebola
    • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae or CPE
    • Coronavirus
  • Infection and Work Practice Controls
    • first Aid and Infection Control
    • Infection Control Policy
    • Contaminated Objects
    • Contaminated Linen
    • Cross Infection
    • Indirect Cross-Contamination
    • Reducing Risk
    • Body Handling and Disposal
    • Surface Cleaning
    • Hazardous Disposal Procedures
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Glove Removal and Disposal
    • Hand Washing 
    • Hand Gels
    • How to use a face shield 
    • Basic Food Hygiene
    • Exposure Incident
    • Motor Vehicle Infection Risks
    • Clean Technique Tattoos
    • Testing and counselling
    • Colour Coding in Hospitals
    • Infection Control Kits

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

1 Understand the purpose of infection control

LO 1.1 - Define what is meant by infection prevention and control.
LO 1.2 - Explain the importance of infection control within a healthcare setting
LO 1.3 - Describe the impact of infection control on service users, employees and the setting as a whole

2 Describe how regulations inform policy and practice relating to infection control

LO 2.1 - Outline the current Legislation, Codes of Practice, Standards and Guidelines in relation to infection control
LO 2.2 - Explain the role of Public Health England in relation to infection control.
LO 2.3 - Describe workplace policies and procedures to prevent the spread of infection.

3 Understanding the standard principles for preventing and controlling infection.

LO 3.1 - List standard infection control procedures
LO 3.2 - List the types of equipment used to implement standard precautions
LO 3.3 - Describe techniques for handwashing, handling sharps and using personal protective equipment
LO 3.4 - Explain the action to take when, using colour coded equipment, carrying out cleaning duties, storing and disposing of waste and managing spillages
LO 3.5 - Describe the chain of infection and how to implement it within the workplace.

4 Describe how to access advice and support.

LO 4.1 - Identify the infection control lead within their organisation.
LO 4.2 - Describe examples of when further advice should be obtained.
Lo 4.3 - Explain what to do if they have any concerns relating to infection control.

  • Infection Control Student Manual V8.0
  • CQC website link
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Cleaning colour coding in the NHS poster
  • Colour Coding in hospitals leaflet
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK.
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

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