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Infection Prevention Control in Education

Infection can spread easily in areas such as schools where large groups gather, particularly indoors. The effective prevention control measures taught in this online course can reduce the risk of infectious transmission in educational settings. With increased importance placed on infection prevention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Infection Control course teaches how to keep staff and students safe from infection in education.

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About this Infection Prevention Control in Education Course

This Infection Control in Schools training course teaches staff methods of preventing the spread of infection within educational settings.

The transmission of infection is common in places such as schools and other educational settings. Staff should be aware of how infections spread and the measures that can be employed to control or prevent infection. Our online Infection Prevention in Schools training course will ensure your staff understand the chain of infection and prevention methods, including the importance of hygiene and effective use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). By preventing or controlling the spread of infection, you can reduce risks and disturbances caused by infections in your institution.

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this online Infection Prevention and Control in School training takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this online Infection Control in Education course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this Infection Control in Education course, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This Infection Control training for schools is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Infection Prevention Control in Education Course Outline

The aim of this Infection Prevention training in schools is to greater increase your knowledge of Infection Prevention Control in an education setting and the key legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What Infection Prevention Control means in education
  • The chain of infection
  • Preventing infection
  • The role of hygiene
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Managing waste

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Infection Prevention Control in Education Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online Infection Control in Schools training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • What Infection Prevention Control means in education
    Understand what equality and diversity mean in education.
  • The Chain of Infection
    Understand the chain of infection and the role of infectious agents in education.
  • Preventing infection
    Learn the defences against infection, and how to break the chain of infection.
  • The role of hygiene
    Understand the importance of hygiene in preventing infection.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Learn how to use PPE effectively.
  • Managing waste
    Identify correct waste management procedures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is Infection Prevention Control in Education important?

The control and prevention of infection are important in keeping students and staff in educational settings safe from infection. The COVID-19 global pandemic has increased the need to have effective measures in place to break the chain of infection.

What is Infection Prevention Control?

Infection Prevention Control is the procedures carried out to defend people from the spread of infectious diseases or illnesses. Infection Prevention Control online training teaches learners about the chain of infection and how to defend against the transmission of infections through measures such as good hygiene, effective use of PPE and correct waste management.

Who is responsible for infection control in schools? The overall responsibility for the health and safety of pupils and staff in schools rests with the employer. They should recommend hygiene procedures for schools to follow and provide further information and training to head teachers who are responsible for the day-to-day management.
What are standard infection control procedures in schools?

The standard infection control procedures in schools are:

  • Hand washing. Ensure the staff and pupils have access to liquid soap, warm water and paper towels
  • A place or room for someone who has an infection to prevent the spreading between teachers and pupils
  • Using personal hygiene equipment including gloves, masks, and eyewear
  • Ensuring the students and staff cover their nose and mouth when they cough and sneeze
  • Clean the surfaces and any toys or equipment the children use a lot. The cleaning staff should be appropriately trained
What legislation covers infection control? The key legislation that governs infection prevention and control policy are Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, COSHH Regulations 2002, and the Public Health Acts and Regulations.




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Infection Prevention Control in Education Training Delivery Methods

Our online Infection Prevention Control in Education courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want 
• Track staff progress 
• Study anywhere you want on any device 


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