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NEW: Infection , Prevention and Control for SMEs | BP080 (10 Weeks Online)

Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Infection, Prevention and Control 5N3734
Course Code:
BP080ON | THURS 18.45-21.45

This course aims to equip small &

medium business owners with the

knowledge skills and competence to

prevent and or manage outbreaks of

infection in their workplaces. This level

5 qualification will be a positive addition

for small and medium business owners

to recognise their role in the prevention

of infection.

NOTE: Learners undertaking online

courses must have basic IT skills and

have access to the necessary ICT

equipment, software and Broadband

capability to enable them to undertake

an online course.



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Programme Description

• Explain the basic principles of infection

and the application of standard

precautions in relation to infection

control, to include the significance of

cross contamination in the workplace.

• Discuss the importance of infection

prevention and control in the

workplace in providing a healthy

environment for employees,

customers, clients, external

contractors, delivery staff etc.

• Summarise the various types of

micro-organisms, the elements

required for the growth, spread and

subsequent infection process, to

include direct and indirect contact,

knowledge of the chain of infection

and the need for vigilance and safe

practice at all times.

• Analyse the predisposing factors that

cause infections, to include contact

precautions, respiratory precautions

and enteric precautions.

• Discuss the role and functions of the

local infection control team members,

to include local policy in relation

to dress, staff health and travel

associated infections.

• Investigate the terms cleaning,

disinfection and sterilisation to include

cleaning standards, procedures and


• Differentiate between social hand

hygiene and antiseptic hand hygiene to

include the correct use of alcohol hand

gels and the need for good personal

skin care and efficient handwashing.

• Implement local terminal cleaning and

outbreak management procedures.


This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.