There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student).

Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. 

Course Overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings qualification aims to help you to understand the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread and the methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

This course is available to study online or paper-based. 

Course Structure

The course contains two assessments covering the four Units detailed below:

Assessment A:

  • Unit 1 - Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
  • Unit 2 - Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings.

Assessment B:

  • Unit 3 - Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
  • Unit 4 - Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting.

The course includes one of the Care Quality Standards which is:

Health and Safety.

Entry Requirements

You can apply to undertake this course by registering your interest with your employer (eg your line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register students by completing a standard booking form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. You can register as an individual and are asked to email us. Induction onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at your place of employment or via post or email depending on their learning choice. Once enrolled on the course, online students will receive their online portal login via email, along with a student handbook and other useful information. Paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (unless this has already been received at a group induction).

Contact us:

Kirsty Redman – 01274 436491

Marcus Mottram – 01274 436133

William Caufield - 01274 433277


Email us: [email protected]

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Visit us: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/distance-learning


How Will I Learn?

Each student must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based these are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. If you are studying online these are submitted electronically direct to your tutor. Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. There is also support available from the office team. 

Upon successful completion of two assessments you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings.



Benefits to you:

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Development of new skills
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Opportunities to improve current service
  • Helps to progress your career
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Advantages to your employer:

  • Staff feel more confident in their role
  • Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation
  • Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification.


Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 433133
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].