Infection Control Awareness

Unit Title: Infection Control Awareness

Provisional Level: 2

Guided Learning Hours: 2

Purpose and Aim:

To equip care workers with the skills and knowledge to understand the types and causes of infection, plus the signs of and effects that pathogens and infection can have on individuals and organisations. There will be an exploration of the prevention of cross-infection with a particular emphasis on keeping people safe and free from HCAI.

The law relating to the control of infection is explored.

This course encourages the student to take personal action to develop and enhance their practice when caring for individuals who are vulnerable and so have the potential to acquire HCAI.


This unit is assessed through written and oral questions and practical demonstration of PPE and hand washing.