Infection Prevention and Control for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1

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    Infection Prevention and Control for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    120 minutes

    CPD Hours

    2 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This infection prevention and control for homecare level 1 online course is essential for all homecare staff providing direct care to service users in their own homes, as well as other relevant staff based on their role and local risk assessment. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills to implement effective infection prevention and control measures in a homecare setting.

    Course content

    This online infection prevention control level 1 course for homecare covers the following:


    • An overview of infection control principles outlining the importance of infection prevention in homecare settings.

    Section 1 - Key legislation and regulations: 

    • Detailed exploration of current laws and standards that govern infection control in the UK, including Health and Safety Executive guidelines and NHS protocols.

    Section 2 - Standard infection prevention and control precautions: 

    • Instruction on critical practices such as proper handwashing, personal protective equipment (PPE) use, and safe disposal of infectious waste.

    Section 3 - How your personal fitness to work may pose risks to others: 

    • Discuss how health status can impact infection risks, including protocols for reporting illness and managing personal health in the workplace.


    • Concise recap of all topics covered to reinforce key points and ensure clarity of learning objectives.

    References and resources: 

    • Compilation of additional materials and authoritative sources for further reading and deeper understanding of infection control measures.

    End of module assessment: 

    • Assessment to test knowledge and understanding of the course content, ensuring readiness to apply infection control practices effectively.

          Course aims

          The aims of this online infection prevention control level 1 for homecare course are to:

          • Introduce you to infection prevention and control legislation and regulations relevant to working with service users in their own homes.
          • Increase awareness of your responsibilities to break the chain of infection within the homecare environment.

                Learning objectives

                This infection prevention control level 1 for homecare e-learning course will:

                • Explore personal contributions
                  • Examine how each individual's actions and protocol adherence contribute to the overall infection prevention and control strategy in a homecare setting.
                • Detailed standard precautions
                  • Clarify the essential infection prevention and control precautions, including hand hygiene, proper use of PPE, and safe waste management, specifically tailored for service users’ homes.
                • Assess personal health risks
                  • Analyse how employees' health status can influence infection risks, emphasising the importance of self-monitoring and reporting illness to protect others.
                • Apply infection control practices
                  • Engage participants in applying learned practices through interactive scenarios and assessments to ensure practical understanding and readiness.

                        Learning outcomes

                        Upon completing this online infection prevention control level 1 training course for homecare, learners will be equipped to:

                        • Know how individuals can contribute to infection prevention and control.
                        • Know and demonstrate the standard infection prevention and control precautions relevant to their role, which may include hand hygiene, blood and body fluid spillage management, occupational exposure (including sharps), management of the environment and management of care equipment.
                        • Recognise and act when personal fitness to work may pose a risk of infection to others.

                          Accreditation and Certification

                          This CPD-accredited infection prevention and control level 1 e-learning course for homecare is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

                          The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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                          Why is the course important?

                          This course is essential as infections in homecare settings can cause severe harm or even death to staff and service users. Effective infection prevention and control strategies reduce healthcare costs. They are vital for safety. Training ensures all staff understand and implement these practices, maintaining high care standards and compliance with regulatory requirements, thus safeguarding health and saving lives.

                          The aims, objectives, and learning outcomes of this course align with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and fulfil the requirements set by the CQC and other regulatory bodies, ensuring comprehensive compliance and high training standards.

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