Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention and Control


The Award in Infection Prevention and Control is a knowledge-based qualification to support a
role in the workplace. It is aimed at equipping the learner with core underpinning knowledge
and understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection.
It provides Learners with the knowledge of how to prevent and control the spread of infection
within the work environment and how to work safely.

Understand common infections and the chain of infection
The Learner will be able to:
• Define Infection and Pathogen.
• Recognize and identify the causes of infection
• Outline how infection can be spread
• Explain the chain of infection
• Describe the types, signs, symptoms and transmission of infections
• Explain how to break the chain of infection
• Explain the principles of hygiene and infection control
• Describe the effectiveness and limitations of different infection control techniques
• Describe how to dispose of different types of waste

Understand the correct handwashing procedures
The Learner will be able to:
• Explain the role of hand washing for the prevention and control of infection
• Identify the appropriate resources and facilities required for correct hand washing
• Identify when individuals are advised to wash their hands
• Describe the recommended procedure for hand washing
• State the advantages and limitations of hand sanitizers

Understand the use of PPE in infection prevention
The Learner will be able to:
• Outline the purpose and types of personal protective equipment available in the
workplace for the prevention of spreading infections
• Explain how to use PPE correctly

Understand the roles and responsibilities in the workplace for preventing the spread
of infection.
The Learner will be able to:
• Describe the main provisions of health and safety legislation and government advice
• State the employers’ and employees’ health and safety responsibilities
• State the reasons for carrying out risk assessments
• Describe the procedures for carrying out a risk assessment
• Describe when risk assessments should be carried out
• Outline necessary actions to take following a risk assessment
• Identify the responsibilities of employees and employers relating to the provision and
use of PPE

Understand how to reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus in the workplace.
The Learner will be able to:
• Outline the signs symptoms and transmission of Coronavirus
• Outline the controls necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus

Part 1 will consist of a Multiple Choice Theory examination paper. The features of the
MCQ test are: The formats of MCQs will be determined by the domain of learning
(Knowledge, Understanding, and Application) on which the Learner is to be assessed.
• The MCQ paper will consist of 20 questions covering the unit.
• Each MCQ paper will be composed of MCQs with 1 correct answer and 3 distractors
• Learners will be required to gain a minimum of 60% to pass
The Learner will need to pass the MCQ paper to achieve the full Award in Infection
Prevention and Control.

Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (UK)

16 Hours

Entry Requirements:
At least 16 years old and National Certificate of Education (NCE)/9th Grade of the Nine-year Continuous Basic Education.

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