NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection
- Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Health, Health and Social Care
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification develops the knowledge and awareness of the causes of infection and how these can be managed and controlled. It has been specifically designed for the health and social care sector and covers preventing the spread of infection, cleaning and waste disposal processes and current legislation.
It shares units with the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and the credits can be carried over and counted towards the Diploma without the need to repeat learning.
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone wanting to work as health care assistants, health care workers or social care workers in local authority or private care environments.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award requires 7 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
No, as this is a knowledge-only qualification.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete it in under 6 months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Funding for our qualification
Find out more about funding on the Funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in working towards employment in Health or Adult and Children’s Social Care settings.
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No adaptations have been applied to this qualification other than remote external quality assurance.
Students will need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We believe that the flexibilities which centres already have with respect to the types of evidence they may use to meet assessment criteria are sufficient to mitigate Covid-related risks.
Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.
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