Infection Control online courses

Infection Control

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This Infection Control course meets the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD & IIRSM

Infection prevention and control are essential for healthcare professionals and nurses worldwide. It covers infection prevention, control, and antimicrobial resistance and is crucial for all businesses with potential infection risks. Suitable for beginners and leaders wanting to boost their qualifications.

This infection control course provides a clear understanding of infection prevention and control, the impact of infections on patients, carers, and staff, and the importance of controlling and preventing infections in healthcare and other settings. The course covers the different types of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the Chain of Infection, and best practices in cleaning and decontamination. Participants will explore how to break the chain of infection, the importance of risk management, and the responsibilities of employers and employees. This course is suitable for healthcare professionals and those working in high-risk settings.

At least 300,000 people develop a Health Care Associated Infection every year. This significantly impacts the patient, the staff and the institution it occurs. Patients will have better health and independence if good infection prevention and control exist. Infection prevention and control measures aim to protect those vulnerable to acquiring an infection. It prevents or stops the spread of diseases in healthcare settings.


This Infection Control online course is approved by:

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.




  • Understand the meaning of infection prevention and control and its significance in preventing the spread of infections.

  • Recognise your and your employer’s responsibilities and obligations and the relevant legislation in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

  • Understand the chain of infection and identify the most common types of conditions.

  • Appreciate the importance of conducting risk assessments and adhering to them to reduce infection risks.

  • Identify some of the key ways to control infection risks in different settings.

  • Understand the importance of taking additional measures and making adaptations when managing the risk of infection outbreaks.

This training course is suitable for:

  • Anyone whose job role exposes them to the risk of infection

  • Those who work in health and social care services

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Care assistants

  • Laboratory workers

  • Kennel/cattery workers

  • Veterinary and farm workers

  • Cleaners

  • Refuse workers

  • Acupuncturists

  • Tattooists

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff

  • Locum doctors and nurses

  • Agency nurses

  • Agency workers

  • Healthcare assistants

  • Support workers

  • Care assistants

Over seven modules, this course will help you develop specialist knowledge and become an expert practitioner in infection prevention and control.

Module 1: The course structure

Participants will be introduced to the course structure in this module, including the topics covered in each module and the learning outcomes. They will also learn to navigate the course, access resources, and complete assessments. This module provides an overview of the system and sets the stage for subsequent learning.

Module 2: Infection prevention and control and the impact of infection

This module explores the different types of learning disabilities, their causes, impact and diagnosis. This innovative module provides an in-depth overview of infection control across healthcare and clinical settings. You’ll consider a range of infection control interventions and quality improvement tools, giving you the ability to explain the importance of control for staff and patient protection and the broader impacts on public health.  

Module 3: The different microorganisms

This module focuses on the different microorganisms that can cause infection. Participants will explore various organisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, and their unique characteristics. They will also understand how these microorganisms are transmitted and the risks associated with each type of infection. This module provides essential knowledge for understanding the spread of disease and developing effective prevention and control measures.

Module 4: How bacteria are transmitted

This module explains the ways bacteria can spread from one person to another. The module covers different modes of transmission, including direct contact, droplets, and airborne particles. It also highlights preventive measures to reduce the risk of transmissions, such as hand hygiene, proper use of personal protective equipment, and environmental cleaning.

Module 5: The Chain of Infection

This module explains the chain of infection and how it works in transmitting diseases. The module covers the different stages of the chain of infection, including the infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, a portal of entry, and susceptible host. It also discusses how to break the chain of infection through various measures, such as hand hygiene, isolation, and vaccination. The module overviews the diseases resulting from conditions and the most at-risk individuals.

Module 6: The control and prevention of infection

This module will introduce you to the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infection and prevention strategies for different types of disease. 

Module 7: Cleaning & Decontamination

This module provides an in-depth understanding of the importance of cleaning and decontamination in preventing the spread of infection. The module covers various cleaning methods, including manual and automated processes, and choosing appropriate cleaning agents. It also discusses the proper disposal of waste and contaminated materials. It highlights the importance of following protocols and guidelines for effective cleaning and decontamination.



At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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