Level 1 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection

InterLearn are delivering fully-funded training courses through its ‘Switch On’ service in Worcestershire.

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6 week accredited Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection

The healthcare sector has never been more in the news than in recent months. The country has relied on its key workers and in turn they have delivered and become our heroes. Investment has been promised by Government and roles are increasingly desirable. There are hundreds of possible careers in healthcare, but not having the right qualification can be a barrier to getting an interview, let alone a job.

That’s where we can help.
InterLearn is currently supporting individuals across Worcestershire to acquire the necessary skills to become a healthcare assistant, the first step on the ladder in this flourishing sector. These entry level roles offer people the chance of a new start or a change of direction.

Week 6 is very specifically focused on you securing the Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection, a critical part of any role in the health sector. There are three units to complete covering the causes and spread of infection, the principles of infection prevention and control and cleaning, decontamination and waste management.

What it will mean for you...

This six-week programme is intended to increase your knowledge and skills so that you are more than read to apply for jobs in healthcare. As well as building on your skills, it will help you to identify the employers who are recruiting and what they are looking for, and further support you to find work in this growing sector.

Weeks 1 to 5 will cover many of the fundamental aspects of a healthcare assistant role including:

  • Your personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Working in a person-centred way
  • Communication
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
  • Safeguarding adults & children
  • Basic life support
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information

Course dates

Our friendly team will help you to secure a place on one of our future training sessions around the Worcestershire area over the next few months. If you’re interested, simply call us on 01527 407 140 or complete the online form below.

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You can get in touch with us by filling out your details below, we will get back to you as soon as possible:

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*To access support from the Switch On service, you will be over 16, live in an area of Worcestershire, be unemployed or economically inactive and need help finding employment or a return to education or vocational training.

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