CACHE Level 2 Certificate Infection Control in Health Care Settings


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Interested in exploring a career within the health care sector, or simply wish to learn more about infection prevention? Our Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings can provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge, whilst also helping you to fully understand how infection is managed within healthcare settings.

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About this Course

This course aims to cover all of the bases, allowing you to walk away with a deeper appreciation of how infections spread; the importance of personal hygiene and health, and the principles surrounding decontamination and waste – so you can effectively apply this theoretical knowledge to your work.

Choosing to study our Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 course can provide you with the knowledge and the insight to take positive steps towards preventing and controlling infection in patient homes; hospitals and within health care settings.

By expanding your awareness on this issue and helping you to learn more about the importance of personal hygiene, waste management and infection control; you can take this information and use it to create a space where those in your care feel safe from the risk of infection.

Similarly, by recognising the impact infection can have on health care environments, you can raise their standard of care and ensure all your patients benefit from a better quality of life.

This information-based course aims to help you explore all aspects of infection control and prevention, so you can take these skills and use them to function more efficiently and work in a safer manner – no matter the health care setting.

Study Time: 120 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Paper
Entry Requirements: None Specific


This course is studied on paper based which means that all of the lessons and materials are sent to you through the post. You can then contact your tutor and send in your assignments through email or in the post. 


Upon successful completion of this Level 2 Infection Control in Health Care Settings, students will be awarded a NCFE CACHE certificate of achievement. All certification fees are included within the course fee.Bottom of Form

Please Note: There is no need to purchase any textbooks, as all will be provided alongside your lessons, course materials and comprehensive study guides.

Course Content

This course is assessed based on the following units of study:

  • Unit 1 – Principles of the course and spread of infection in health care settings
  • Unit 2 – Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
  • Unit 3 – Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
  • Unit 4 – Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting


For the full duration of this 12 month course, you will have access to your very own personal tutor, whose knowledge and experience of this industry can be harnessed to maximise your learning experience.

Accessible through our integrated chat and messaging service; our personal tutors are readily at your disposal and will always be on hand to answer your questions, queries and concerns. More importantly, by utilising their services they can provide you with valuable advice and feedback on the best ways to handle your course content and improve your grades.

Enrolment Length

All of our qualifications are designed to give our learners the flexibility to complete their studies at a pace that is right for them. Whether you prefer to study fast or learn slowly, you can take advantage of the 12 month duration of our courses, and use them to fit your learning around your current work commitments.

Should you at the end of these 12 months need additional time, you can extend your enrolment by up to 30 days (for an additional fee of £60).

In addition, we offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all of our qualifications, yet we are confident that you’ll love studying with us.


To gain this Level 2 RQF qualification in Infection Control in Health Care Setting, you will need to provide a portfolio of evidence that contains the successful completion of all activities assigned at the end of each unit. These activities are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus and will be assessed by your personal tutor, who will mark, feedback and sign off each finished unit. Within their feedback, learners will find a list of helpful tips which can be used to improve their learning and success on future assignments.


CACHE Certification

This qualification comes with Cache certification included at no additional cost. Cache are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certification when recruiting new people into a role.

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The Online Learning College are a Cache international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, Cache have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

You can read more about Cache by visiting their website.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the CACHE Level 2 Certificate Infection Control in Health Care Settings Course regulated?

Yes this course is fully regulated through Ofqual which means it is recognised by all employers and linked to national standards. The course has qualification number 600/9312/2 and a total qualification time of 111 hours. CACHE are one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK and are now part of the NCFE brand. They have historically worked only in the education and care sectors and CACHE courses are seen as the leading brand for qualifications in care. This means that employers recognised these qualifications and they lead to a higher chance of employment.

What is included in the cost of the CACHE Level 2 Certificate Infection Control in Health Care Settings course?

The cost of this course includes everything needed to pass. Your lessons, tutor support and certification costs are all included in the price with no additional costs at any stage. Should you wish to buy paper versions of the course materials you can do so on the checkout for £35 extra but this is optional.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience.

How long do I have to study?

This Infection Control in Health Care Settings course has an enrolment length of 12 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

No, there are no exams on this course. Everything is assessed through coursework which you can submit at any time within the enrolment length.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Do I need to be working to do the CACHE Level 2 Certificate Infection Control in Health Care Settings?

No, you do not need a work placement. Everything is completed online from home through written assignments and there are no practical assignments needed.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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