Improve Your Basic Infection Control Skills and aid yourself and others in the fight against harmful infections.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence 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
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£19.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

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 hour 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
  • Infection Control Student Manual V8.0
  • PHE Additional Considerations of COVID-19 Poster
  • CDC Facial Hair and FFP3 Respirators
  • COVID19 - Guidance Employers and businesses
  • CPR and Coronavirus video
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Cleaning colour coding in the NHS poster
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Government Advice: Best Practice Hand Rub
  • Government Advice: Best Practice Hand Wash
  • Government Advice: Best Practice Management of Blood and Bodily Fluid Spillages
  • HSE report on the equivalence of N95 and FFP2 masks and other PPE in relation to CPOVID 19
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • PHE Recommended PPE for Ambulance Staff Paramedics First Responders and Pharmacists Poster
  • PHE Recommended PPE for Healthcare Workers By Secondary Care Clinical Context Poster
  • PHE Recommended PPE for Primary Outpatient and Community Care By Setting Poster
  • PHE Visual Guide to PPE
  • ProTrainings Face Mask and Washing Hands leaflet
  • Routine Decontamination of Reusable Non-Invasive Equipment
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Using disposable respirators - HSE poster
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
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What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Do you offer an infection control course for different industries?

Yes, there are different courses for healthcare, dental, tattoo, the beauty sector and a basic infection control course for other industries like hotel workers. The courses can be taken 100% online or we can attend your workplace to deliver the course. For more information phone 01206 805359.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

Do you offer different types of infection control training for different industries?

Yes, we also offer a video online Beauty Therapy First Aid course which is ideal for anyone working in the Beauty Industry, dental professional infection control for dental practices and staff, infection control for tattoo artists and body piercers, for medical workers our healthcare infection control course meets the healthcare requirements and we offer a basic infection control course for those in other industries. We aslo offer a Coronavirus training course.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“Excellent way to learn ...very interesting and informative. Quick and easy to do and the guy's voice is really pleasant ....sometimes I get irritated by commentators but not this guy ...very happy :)”

- Karen, Complementary Therapist, Hypnobirthing Practitione from CA

“Easy to use with good notes to read and easy to understand videos”

- george marshall from South lanarkshire
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