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UNIT BUNDLE: Level 2 Infection Control

City & Guilds Infection Control Units



Causes and spread of infection (Unit 204)

This unit is to enable the learner to understand the causes of infection and common illnesses that may result as a consequence. To understand the difference between both infection and colonisation and pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms, the areas of infection and the types caused by different organisms. In addition the learner will understand the methods of transmission, the conditions needed for organisms to grow, the ways infection enters the body and key factors that may lead to infection occurring.

The principles of infection prevention and control (Unit 282)

To introduce the learner to national and local policies in relation to infection control; to explain employer and employee responsibilities in this area; to understand how procedures and risk assessment can help minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to use PPE correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene.


Unit 204  
1 Understand the causes of infection 
2 Understand the transmission of infection

Unit 282

1 Understand own and others roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
2 Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
3 Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
4 Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
5 Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
6 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections




6-12 mths


Approved by City & Guilds

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