Infection Control And Prevention Course -Skills for Health Certified

This online training course covers a wide range of topics relating to infection, prevention & control within the healthcare industry, such as clinical waste, MRSA and hand washing. The infection control and prevention course will take approximately two hours to complete, and at the end of the training there are a number of multiple choice questions based on the course content, which must be answered correctly to pass the course.

Train Healthcare are fully aligned with Skills For Health and have been awarded the Skills for Health ‘Quality Mark’ for our face to face and e-learning training courses.

Course Content

What is HCAI?

The Health and Social Care Act 2008

Code of Practice

At Risk Groups

Modes of Transmission

Most Common Infections in Healthcare



Hep B

Universal Precautions

Colour Coding

Légionnaires Disease


Hep C




Lyme disease

Clinical Waste Management

Linen Management


Hand Hygiene

Hand washing with soap and water

The 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene

The use of alcohol foams and gels

Bare below the elbows rationale

Cultural Considerations for Hand Hygiene

Good Hand Care


Practical Assessment of Skills:

Correct Waste Handling


Written Test

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course candidates:

Will understand what a Hospital Acquired Infection Is

Will have an understanding of the Health and Social Care Act

Will know who is most at risk of acquiring an infection

Will understand how infections are transmitted

Will have an awareness of the most common infections that patients may present/acquire with in a healthcare setting

Will have an awareness of how to effectively aid in the prevention of infection and safe working practices.

Will understand the importance of good hand hygiene

Be able to demonstrate effective Hand Washing Techniques