Course Code: 5N3734

Course Delivery:

Full-Time Intensive


QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control

Infection Prevention and Control is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award which is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies to prevent and control infection within the healthcare industry.  Learners will develop a better understanding of the basic principles of infection control and their application in the workplace, and an awareness of the essential role played by infection control.  Learners will also explore their responsibility towards ensuring best evidence-based practice in their multidisciplinary healthcare team.  As part of this programme, learners will develop complete basic skills in relation to promoting good infection control practices and understand how infections develop, the signs and symptoms of infection and ways to prevent infection spreading.  The importance of their role in infection control management is explored and the factors that increase susceptibility of individuals to develop infections is analysed.  Learners gain a basic understanding of the growth of microorganisms and factors that influence the growth and acquire a better understanding of the chain of infection and ways to break the chain and prevent infection.   Learners are required to complete 30 hours in a suitable care setting such as a Nursing Home or Hospital, where theoretical skills gained as part of their studies are put into practice.  This affords learners the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge and understanding.

Course Fee Information:

€345 - Includes course materials


SKU: N/A Category:

Entry Requirements:

No prior skills, knowledge or competence in the award subject matter will be required of the learner for successful entry to the programme; but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent and/or experience.  Proficiency in English language is required, together with a strong interest in (subject).
Learners whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language through satisfactory performance on an internationally recognised test (e.g. IELTS 5.5) or other similar English Language qualifications.

Progressive College are committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for mature students (23 years +).  Mature applicants do not need to match school-leavers in terms of academic achievement, provided there is evidence of the ability to pursue and benefit from the course, but candidates must be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of entry to their programme of study.  Mature students must also have proficiency in the English language.

Assessment / Examinations:

Continuous Assessment

Applicants will also be required to complete 30 hours work placement.

Location & date:

Location Starts Time Duration
Dublin 2 September 2021 9am-4pm 5 Days