The principles of infection prevention and control - Level 2 Diploma in Care

The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

‘The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control’ unit is an optional unit for both the Level 2 Diploma in Care and the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

It explores the roles, responsibilities, legislation, policies and procedures that relate to infection prevention and control as well as the importance of risk assessment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and good personal hygiene.

It is split into 6 learning outcomes, each consisting of 2-8 assessment criteria.

  1. Understand own and others roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  2. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
  3. Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  4. Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  5. Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  6. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

NOTE: Some of these criteria are identical to criteria for the Care Certificate. Where this happens, the links will go to the Care Certificate section to avoid duplication.

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