Infection Prevention & Control Level 5

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

11 Weeks

Course Fees
€375.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Why take this course?

The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to ensure that the risk of infection to patients, visitors and staff is minimised through a range of prevention and control processes. 

A recognised qualification that demonstrates a broad range of knowledge that enables you to develop a better understanding of the basic principles of infection control and their application in the workplace. 

Looking For…

…A course that will enable you to develop an awareness of the essential role played by infection control and your responsibility in its prevention, ensuring best evidence-based practice in the multidisciplinary healthcare team 
Learn from a highly qualified and experienced teacher who will support and prepare you with the real-life knowledge and skills needed to understand the basic principles of infection control and their application in the workplace. 

To Become...

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve Infection Prevention & Control Level 5 Award

It will provide the recognition you need to complement your existing qualifications.  

02. Make things Happen

Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence by developing a better understanding of the basic principles of infection control and their application in the workplace.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced Teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills and competence required to work effectively as part of a healthcare team. 

04. Knowledge & Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment.  A friendly welcoming student centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the programme.

Programme Details

Programme Learning Outcomes 


On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to: 


  • Complete basic skills in relation to promoting good infection control practices 

  • Understand how infections develop, the signs and symptoms of infection and ways to prevent infection spreading. 

  • Create an awareness of the importance of their role in infection control management. 

  • Analyse the factors that increase the susceptibility of people to develop infections 

  • Gain a basic understanding of the growth of microorganisms and factors that influence the growth 

  • Acquire a better understanding of the chain of infection and ways to break the chain and prevent infection 


Module Units  

At the end of the course you will have an understanding and awareness on how to prevent and control infection, applying best practice. 


Unit 1: Basic Microbiology 

Unit 2: Principles of Infection Control 

Unit 3: Hospital acquired infections  

Unit 4: Health Management 


Progression Opportunities 
A valuable qualification that provides the essential skills and understanding of the key clinical priorities in the healthcare industry which is to protect patients, visitors and staff from the risk of healthcare-associated infections. 

It will complement previous qualifications and enhance your job opportunities 

Entry Requirements 

This course is suitable for persons working in an environment where there is a significant risk of infection transferring: Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Childcare Personnel or any areas of work that presents a risk. 


Start Date: 20/03/20

End Date: 08/05/20

Tuesday: 6.30 – 9.30 pm   

11 Weeks


Programme Modules

Lecturer Profiles

Celine Lowry

Celine Lowry


Programme Fees


Additional Information

Application Process