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Infection & Prevention Control L3 (Accredited Online)


The Health Act (2006) states that: ‘The prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) is a high priority for all parts of the NHS and other healthcare providers.’ It is estimated that about 1 in 10 people receiving care acquire HCAI whilst they are in hospital. HCAI costs the NHS in excess of £1billion per year and causes 5,000 deaths per year. There is no reason to believe that the problem is any less in other types of care provision. 30% of HCAI is preventable through good infection control practices, therefore, the risk of poor infection control practices by care workers presents a significant risk.

The legislation requires that every organisation involved in the delivery of care must be committed to an approach, whereby, the prevention and control of infection is viewed as an integral part of service delivery and development. The law requires that the organisation provides education and training on the prevention and control of infection in order for staff to understand their responsibilities and the action they must take. This online course is designed for all care workers or individuals who, as a key part of their role work with individuals who receive care, treatment and support. It will enable students to understand the key issues relating to infection control and the key principles that should be adopted to prevent the spread of infection.

During their study the student will gain an understanding of the types and causes of infection, plus the signs of and effects that pathogens and infection can have on individuals and organisations. There will be an exploration of the prevention of cross-infection with a particular emphasis on keeping people safe and free from HCAI. The law relating to the control of infection is explored. This course encourages the student to take personal action to develop and enhance their practice when caring for individuals who are vulnerable and so have the potential to acquire HCAI.


  • Explain what is meant by infection, its signs and causes
  • Identify how infection is spread
  • Explain the importance of preventing the spread of infection
  • Identify the measures that should be taken to minimise the spread of infection
  • Explain the responsibilities of workers, the importance of legislation and risk assessment relating to infection control
  • Explain the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of infection
  • Identify the key characteristics of effective cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and handling of sharps


Once you have completed all the online learning materials for these courses, you will be required to complete an online assessment. If you fail the online knowledge test, do not worry – You are given 5 chances to revise the e-learning materials and retake the course at no extra charge. Once you pass you will be able to save and print out all your accredited certificates for these bundles.

All of our online workshops are accredited and in line with the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development standards. The CPD accreditation group require a robust process of content development, peer review and compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements. Once you have successfully completed the knowledge test, you will be sent a CPD accredited certificate via email.


About Us and Our Accredited Online Courses

Unicare Support is one of the leading providers of accredited online courses. We have over 100 accredited online courses in all fields. If you can’t find out what you are looking for just email us with your request and we will be more than happy to assist you.

The online nature of the courses means that they are reasonably priced compared to classroom learning but this doesn’t compromise on the quality and standards of our accredited courses.You have 12 months upon signing in on a course to complete it. Our accredited online courses are accessible to everyone.

We have a dedicated and experienced customer service support that is always available to provide you with support via email or telephone which you can find on our website.

Our our accredited online course has a test upon completion and is in the form of multiple choice. You can retake the test at no extra cost if you fail for the first time or if you want to get a good score or grade at any time.

The course content can be viewed after the test and where you failed you can revise and sit for the test again. There are downloadable documentation on each course to support you through the learning process. Upon completion you can print out your own certificate if you require hard copy certificate we can send that to you at an extra cost of £5

You are able to access our accredited courses on any mobile platform such as desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone device

If you are looking for credible and accredited online courses for yourself, for your staffs or for your organisation, look no further than our online courses and we are more than happy to assist and serve you.We are the only accredited online provider that believe in freebies (i.e whenever you buy any of our accredited courses we throw in an extra free course NB: this is subject to specific courses).