Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection


6 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

Many patients develop an infection in England each year while being treated by the NHS.

Protecting people from infection is a really important part of providing high-quality care, especially as some life-threatening infections can spread easily within care environments.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 6 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

On this course you will learn:

  • the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
  • how regulations inform policy and practice
  • the roles, responsibilities, principles and processes in relation to cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  • the role of risk assessments
  • the importance of maintaining a clean environment
  • the sterilisation process
  • how to safely handle laundry
  • how to safely handle sharps

To register for this course you'll need to:

  • currently live in England
  • be aged 19+
  • have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years
  • not be on an apprenticeship

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 2 certificate which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.