Infection Prevention & Control in Education & Care

This course gives a comprehensive overview of of infection prevention and control, with emphasis on the condtions that affect children & young people.

This course covers all of the most common infectious conditions affecting children and young people. It also includes the less common but still potentially serious conditions such as Measles and Hepatitis C. The learner will understand the basics of how infections can spread and how to break the chain of infection, as well as being armed with recommendations on how to tackle cases of different infections in an education or residential care home setting. It contains specific advice of exclusion period so young people do not present a risk of cross infection.

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Course Details

Infection Prevention & Control in Children & Young People course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of training in child services, and health and social care

Benefits for you

Within the Education and care sector there are many “children and young people at risk” who are far more susceptible to contracting infections. Alongside this, they are also at greater risk from these infections as - 

  • They have immature immune systems
  • They have close contact with other children
  • They may not have been vaccinated have incomplete vaccinations
  • They often have a poor understanding of hygiene practices

The specific learning outcomes are –  

  • Understand that there is relevant legislation regarding infection prevention and control 
  • Understand the employers and employee’s responsibilities regarding infection prevention and control and that within the Education and care sector these are managed by addressing potential infections
  • Understand the requirements from Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities (
  • Understand the differences between the different pathogen and how they can enter the human body and who are more vulnerable 
  • Understand the chain of infection 
  • Understand preventative measures (personal hygiene & health, hand washing, PPE, waste management, blood and body fluid spillages, soiled linen and sharps etc) 

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives
  • Mapping
  • Meet The People

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance

  • Introduction
  • Employer Duties
  • Employee Duties

Section 3 – Types of Pathogens and Infections

  • Introduction 
  • Healthcare-associated Infections (HCAI) 
  • Bacteria – Bacterial Pathogens 
  • Viruses – Viral Pathogens 
  • Parasites – Parasitic Pathogens 
  • Moulds 
  • Other Fungi 
  • Protozoa 

Section 4 – Common infections

  • Introduction 
  • Carbapenem-resistant 
  • Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) 
  • Chickenpox 
  • Clostridium difficile (C Diff) 
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Escherichia Coli (E-coli) 0157 
  • Glandular Fever 
  • Hand Foot and Mouth Disease 
  • Head Lice/nits 
  • Hepatitis A 
  • Impetigo 
  • Influenza 
  • Legionella 
  • Meningitis 
  • Meningococcal 
  • Infections 
  • Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Bug) 
  • Ringworm 
  • Rotavirus 
  • Scabies 
  • Staphylococcus 
  • Staphylococcus II - Methicillin-resistant 
  • Staph aureus (MRSA) 
  • Threadworm 
  • Tuberculosis (TB) 
  • Whooping Cough (pertussis) 
  • Other, Less Common Conditions 

Section 5 – The Chain of Infection

  • Introduction 
  • The Chain of Infection 
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection 

Section 6 – Preventative Measures

  • Introduction 
  • Staff Hygiene and Health 
  • Disease-specific Recommendations 
  • Food-preparation staff 
  • Hand Washing 
  • Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Waste Management 
  • Laundry 
  • Contact with Animals 
  • Managing cuts, bites and nose bleeds 
  • Management of Sharps 
  • Sharps Injuries 
  • Managing Outbreaks

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