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Infection Control

This course looks at the scientific concepts underpinning the production and maintenance of hygienic environments, as well as covering the identification and control of hazards.

Upon completion, candidates will be able to make informed decisions regarding the choice of procedures and materials in the appropriate situation.

About the course

Infection Control Level 2 is an online course jointly certificated by the University of Northampton and The British Institute of Cleaning Science. The course is recommended for candidates responsible for delivering a safe and hygienic environment.

Candidates who complete the online course will receive the University of Northampton/British Institute of Cleaning Science Certificate of achievement as proof that they are qualified to carry out safe and hygienic practices in a working environment.

Course aims

Candidates who complete the course will have:

  • developed knowledge, and understanding of scientific facts, terms, methods, concepts, principles and relationships
  • a sound scientific background for those who intend to undertake further academic study in this or a related field
  • developed the skills required to manage environmental cleaning related issues

Method of study

Candidates learn through an online virtual learning environment (a CD copy is available on request).

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course candidates will have:

  • understanding of the types of micro-organisms that cause infection
  • knowledge of the transmission of infection
  • understanding of good hygiene practices
  • knowledge of good waste management practices
  • be able to apply decontamination techniques to control and reduce risks of infection


The course is assessed in two ways; a short answer self-assessment test and a final multiple-choice assessment.

There is a pass mark for the multiple-choice assessment of 70%. Candidates have the opportunity to sit the final test twice.


You can book a place on this course directly through our online shop or to discuss your requirements in more detail please contact:

BBS on +44 (0)1604 678712 or email