Infection Control Level 3

Course code: ABC1204
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Are you interested or already working in a medical or care home setting? Then gaining knowledge in infection control is vital information you can’t do without!

This course will allow you to:

  • Explain what causes infections and how they spread
  • Identify the principles of personal hygiene and health
  • Understand the importance of decontamination in a care home setting
  • Recognise the importance of decontamination in dental practices
  • Explore the principles of infection prevention and control
  • Investigate why cleaning and waste management is important

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post or online, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 90,000 students that already have!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Infection Control Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course Content
  • Causes of infections
  • How infections spread
  • Chain of infection
  • Healthcare associated infections
  • Personal hygiene at work
  • Implementing plans for hand washing techniques
  • Personal protective equipment to prevent infection
  • Policies and procedures required to control infections
  • Maintaining a clean environment
  • Roles and responsibilities in decontamination
  • Decontamination process
  • Sterilisation process
  • Maintaining a clean environment
  • Roles and responsibilities in decontamination
  • Decontamination process
  • Sterilisation process
  • Purpose of infection control
  • Regulations and policies
  • Roles and responsibilities in infection control
  • Risk assessments
  • Importance of handling laundry
  • Effective waste management system
  • Sharps management
  • Roles and responsibilities of cleaning staff
Extra Info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post or online, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Duration

You will have up to a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.


No previous skills or knowledge are needed to enrol onto this course. Although it would be beneficial for you to have an interest in infection control or work in a clinical environment. A good level of English would also be helpful.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook

*Not included with the online study option

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Infection Control Level 3 Certificate.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in or and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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