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Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Training

Infection prevention and control are essential for all businesses, especially those where the working environment or job activities may expose employees and others around them to infection. This includes individuals who work in healthcare, who are in close touch with humans or animals, and those who clean up human and animal waste. Infections are easily disseminated, but the danger of their emergence may be reduced and controlled by learning the proper procedures to follow.

This online infection prevention and control course discusses the transmission chain, how to break it, ideal hygiene and PPE practices, and the significance of risk management. It describes both the employer’s and the employee’s responsibilities, emphasizes the benefits of strong infection control policies and procedures, and details important legislation and regulations.

  • Created by professionals in Health and Safety (Infection prevention and control)
  • CPD accredited
  • No time restrictions, the training is entirely online.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Instant digital certificate.


Upon the successful completion of our Infection prevention and control online  training course, you will undertake a 20 question quiz  with a pass mark of 80%. The questions are automatically marked and you will be automatically certificated. If you don’t pass, you can retake the assessment as many times as desired until you pass.

Infection Prevention and Control Learning Outcomes

  • Pathogens
  • The chain of infection and breaking the chain of infection
  • Your health, Hygiene and Handwashing, PPE
  • Safe handling of waste (including Needles and Sharps) and Linen.

Who is this course for?

This course is appropriate for anybody whose working environment or job function puts them at risk of infection. Its knowledge can help everyone in understanding how to work towards a safer working environment for themselves and others around them.

This includes the following and not limited to:

  • Healthcare providers and professionals
  • Personal carers/care assistants
  • Workers at a laboratory
  • Veterinary and agricultural workers
  • Cleaners
  • Acupuncturists

Why Choose Coral & Reed courses?

  • Skill for care aligned
  • Affordable to suit your budget
  • High quality and value for money
  • Based on best practice knowledge to gain the highest standards
  • Highly interactive.


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The CPD Group has recognised all of our courses as adhering to generally recognised standards for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

When the course is successfully completed, a quality assured certificate will be issued to you. This can be utilised as proof of conformity and audit.

The renewal term for this course is suggested to be 1 year based on industry best practise guidelines. This suggested renewal date will be printed on your certificate.

Course content

What is infection prevention and control? Why is infection prevention and control important? Who is this course for? Legal requirements, legislation and regulations, employer responsibilities, and employee responsibilities.

Infection, infection sources, the chain of infection, breaking the chain of infection, types of infection, infection at work, and who is most vulnerable.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), effective cleaning practises, spill kits and their uses, waste disposal, and managing COVID-19

Effective hygiene practises, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other PPE issues.

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course,  learners will:

  • Understand what infection prevention and control is and why it is necessary.
  • Understand your own and your employer’s roles and duties, as well as the applicable legislation.
  • Learn about the infection chain and the most prevalent forms of infections.
  • Understand the significance of risk assessments and why they must be followed.
  • Understand some of the most important methods for reducing infection risk.
  • Understand the significance of personal protection equipment and proper hygiene.
  • Understand what COSHH is and how it pertains to infection prevention and control.
  • Recognise the need of extra actions and modifications in managing the danger of infection outbreaks.

How do our courses work?​

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1.  Purchase and payment

Add the course of your choice into the basket. After adding all the courses you require, proceed to our easy checkout procedure to make a payment with a debit or credit card.

There is also the option to pay by invoice for businesses booking ten or more courses.

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2. Course access

After making your purchase, go to your email account, look for an email from Coral & Reed Ltd where you will find the information you need to begin your training (use your username and login using the password you created).

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3. Certificate

After successfully completed your course, you can immediately download your digital certificate as a PDF.

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4. Continued Support

If at any point during your course you require assistance, our helpful customer support staff is eager to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at or call us at 01753 463464, and we’ll try our best to address any queries you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our course are available to all leaners across the world and can be paid for using a Debit card.

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

All our courses will differ, according to the learning resource, but traditionally, previous learners have taken as little as 1 hour up to 3 hours. You have access to the courses once purchased for a period of 1 year.

Certificates are usually available immediately after completing the course. Click on the certificate button to download and save it somewhere easy to remember. If the course was purchased for you by your employer, please contact them for a copy of your certificate.

Once a course is purchased, go to our website – and log in at the top by entering your user name and password. A list of courses should appear on the screen. Click on a course. On your desired course page, scroll down to course content and select the 1st module, Study the learning material, click mark complete and click lesson content to access your assessment or next lesson where lesson content is missing.

Yes, of course. Courses purchased can be completed on the phone, tablet or on a laptop.

Once the purchase of the course is complete, please allow up to 10 minutes before checking your email for log in details. Where details have not been emailed automatically please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can either choose to purchase a single course, a number of courses or a pack of
courses. Individuals wishing to purchase single courses for themselves are advised to click
Start Course, Take this Course, select individual for a single learner, or Group for individuals
purchasing on behalf of their company, add to basket and proceed to checkout.

You can also choose to undertake your course in a classroom setting, remotely from home
(Virtually) or do it online (E – Learning). Virtual and classroom courses can be booked in while online courses are purchased on

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

One (1) CPD point is normally earned for every hour of study. On the corresponding course page, you can find a schedule, outlining how long we estimated each course to last.

Yes. Even after finishing the course, you may log in using your username and password to access the training materials whenever you choose.

No, there isn’t a time limit on how soon you must finish the training after placing a purchase since we want our courses to fit your schedule. Additionally, you may divide your training into as many sessions as you choose because the programme tracks your success as you go along. You are totally free to study at your own speed.

Based on best practise recommendations, the majority of our training courses include a suggested date for renewal, which is 1 Year.  The certificate you receive after finishing the course will include this date.

Simply go to the course page for the training renewal and make another complete course purchase. You may be confident that you are buying the most recent edition because our courses are frequently updated to reflect changes in statutory requirements.

You can use a debit or credit card to pay for our courses.

Please get in touch with our team so they can handle this for you. Call us at 01753 463464 or send an email to

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