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Infection Prevention and Control

Event Description This online course is aimed at new staff as part of your induction or as part of the Care Certificate - Standard 15. It is also useful as an update or a refresher on previous learning.

This course covers basic knowledge of common infections, the risk of infection to vulnerable people in our community, staff responsibilities to prevent the spread of infection and good practice for hand washing procedures.

Please also refer to the West Sussex County Council – ‘Prevention and Management of Infection Control policy’, found on the Connect to Support website.
Training Objectives The aim of this course is to provide an overview on the causes of infection, how infection may spread and how to prevent or reduce the risk of infection to others. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt on this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify some types of infection, how infections are spread, the signs and symptoms and how to reduce the risk
  • Explain best practice for infection control and prevention
  • Demonstrate best practice of hand washing techniques
  • Identify the main points of policy and guidance within the legislative framework
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    Course Pre-Requisites You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Course Instructions Instructions on how to use this course are provided within the introduction.

    If you would prefer an accessible version of this course, please download the: Infection Prevention and Control - Accessible Version
    Online Learning Course Category Adult Services 
    Subject Areas Social Work, Personal Development, Mental Health Care, Legislation, Health Care, Health & Safety, General Child Welfare, General Care, Foster Care, Day Services, Customer Service, Children and Young People, Care Management 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff 
    Course Costs
    Internal LA Cost: £0.00
    PVI/Care Provider Cost: £0.00
    Partnership Cost: £0.00
    External Cost: £0.00
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 25 mins At your desk