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Basic Infection Control Level 1 (VTQ)

Improve Your Basic Infection Control Skills and aid yourself and others in the fight against harmful infections.
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Basic Infection Control Level 1 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 46 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
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Online Course: £19.95 + VAT

This basic infection control course is designed for people who do not work in the healthcare sector but are still at risk from coming into contact with body fluid that could pose a risk.  There are many businesses, occupations, schools and hobbies, that could put people at risk of contracting an infection. If you are working in the healthcare sector, you will need our healthcare infection control course or dental infection control.

We also offer specific infection control courses to cater to healthcare professionals, dentists, tattoo artists, body piercers and beauty therapy infection control.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Cleaners
  • Car Breakers
  • Hotel cleaners
  • Refuse collection
  • Schools and teachers
  • Plumbing
  • Sewage processing
  • Social services
  • Laboratory work (forensic, research etc)
  • Local authority services (street cleaning/park maintenance/refuse disposal/public lavatory maintenance)
  • Medical/dental equipment repair
  • Police

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (3.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hours and 46 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For full details of our online course contents please visit our Basic Infection Control Training site.

  • Introduction to Basic Infection Control
  • Basic Infection Control Course Overview
  • What are Blood Borne Pathogens?
  • Infection Control Legislation
  • Who is at risk?
  • The Chain of infection

Types of Infections

  • Types of Infections
  • HIV and Aids
  • Hepatitis B Virus
  • Hepatitis C Virus
  • Skin Diseases

Infection and Work Practice Controls

  • First Aid and Infection Control
  • Contaminated objects
  • Contaminated Linen
  • Cross Infection
  • Example of indirect cross-contamination
  • How to Reduce Your Risk
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Blood Clean Up
  • Body Fluid Clean-Up Kits
  • Hazardous Disposal Procedures
  • Hand hygiene policy
  • General Hygiene and Housekeeping
  • Use of Gloves
  • Hand Washing
  • Waterless hand gels
  • Basic Food Hygiene Practice
  • Needle Stick and Sharps Injuries
  • Exposure Incident, Reporting and Follow Up
  • Testing and Counselling
  • Infection Control Kit

Infection Control in Different Industries

  • Infection Risks for Commercial Cleaners
  • Infection Control Risks for Hotel Workers
  • Motor Vehicle Infection Risks
  • Infection Risks In Offices, Shops and Factories
  • Dead animal removal and risks

Summary

  • Summary of Basic Infection Control