Infection Control Level 3 Online Training


Become an infection control expert and contribute to a safer healthcare environment. Our Level 3 Infection Control online course is CPD accredited and ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their infection prevention and control knowledge.

10 - 24
25 - 49
50 - 99
100 +


Infection Control Level 3 Online Training

Our Infection Control Online training teaches learners how to control the spread of infections and handle outbreaks safely. It’s important for those in healthcare to know about infection control in care homes. This helps ensure safe and effective care for everyone.

Infections that are caused either, through being in a care establishment (nosocomial) or as a result of receiving treatment (iatrogenic), can be prevented. Often, neither may appear until after people leave the care establishment.

Infections can spread quickly and harm vulnerable patients. So, it’s best to keep your employees updated on infection control precautions and skills.

  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by The CPD Accreditation Group
  • 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
  • Translates into over 100 different languages
  • Instant certificate downloaded

It covers health and hygiene at work, including hand hygiene, PPE, and disposal of sharps.

This online CPD-accredited course is suitable for healthcare workers like:

  • nurses,
  • dentists,
  • healthcare assistants,
  • tattooists,
  • vets,
  • doctors, and
  • cleaners.

Stay prepared and protect others with this training.

It is the responsibility of everyone working within the care industry to protect both themselves and the people they care for, from the effects of infection. This course will explore, in detail, how this can be achieved. For our Face to Face Class on Infection Control training, please visit this link.

Who is the infection control level 3 training for?

This training is suitable for all staff working within Adult Health and Social Care.

When will I get my certificate?

Once you have successfully passed our course you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately.

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Group your certificate will contain the CPD logo and unique reference number.

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Key Points

  • Understanding Infection control
  • Explain what is meant by infection, its signs, and causes.
  • Identify how infection is spread
  • Explain the importance of preventing the spread of infection
  • Reducing the Risk of Infection
  • Identify the measures that should be taken to minimise the spread of infection
  • Explain the responsibilities of workers, the importance of legislation and risk assessment relating to infection control
  • Controlling the Spread of Infection
  • Explain the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of infection
  •  Identify the key characteristics of effective cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation, and handling of sharps.

Course Outline: Level 3 Infection Control Online Course

Module 1: Understanding Infection Control

  • What is infection and how to recognize its signs and causes.
  • How infections spread and why it’s crucial to prevent their spread.

Module 2: Reducing the Risk of Infection

  • Ways to minimize infection spread and using protective equipment.
  • Your role, laws, and risk assessment in preventing infections.

Module 3: Controlling the Spread of Infection

  • Keeping good personal hygiene to stop infections.
  • Proper cleaning, disinfection, and handling sharps safely.


  • Recap what you learned in the course.
  • Understand why infection control is essential for a healthy healthcare setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 3 levels of infection control?

There are three levels of infection control:

  1. Standard Precautions: Basic ways to prevent infections for everyone, like washing hands and using protective clothing.
  2. Transmission-Based Precautions: Extra precautions for people with known or suspected infections. These are used when infections can spread through contact, droplets, or in the air.
  3. Special Pathogen Precautions: Specific precautions for handling highly infectious diseases like Ebola or COVID-19. These are used when dealing with very dangerous infections.

Why is Infection Control Important

Infection control is important to keep people safe and healthy. It stops infections from spreading and making others sick. By following simple steps like washing hands and using protective gear, we can protect ourselves and others.
In healthcare, it helps prevent infections from spreading between patients and workers.
In daily life, it keeps us and our families well and stops sickness from spreading in the community. Following infection control rules keeps everyone safe and helps us have a healthier world.

Benefits of taking infection control training online

Taking infection control training online has many benefits:

  1. Learn at your own pace, anytime.
  2. Accessible from anywhere with the internet.
  3. Costs less and no travel is needed.
  4. Review as much as you want.
  5. Interactive learning with quizzes and videos.
  6. Accredited and up-to-date.
  7. Different learning styles are available.
  8. Get certified quickly after completing the course.

Online training is convenient and effective for infection control knowledge and skills.

Who is Responsible for Infection Control?

Everyone is responsible for infection control. In healthcare, doctors, nurses, and staff play a big part. Patients and visitors should also follow hygiene rules. In daily life, we need to wash our hands and wear masks when needed. By working together and following guidelines, we can keep ourselves and others safe from infections.

What are the 4 stages of infection?

An infection has four stages:

  1. Exposure: When the person comes into contact with the germ.
  2. Early Signs: Feeling a bit unwell and tired.
  3. Full Sickness: Feeling the worst and can spread the infection to others.
  4. Recovery: Starting to feel better, and the body fights the germ.

Remember, infections can be different for everyone, and some may not have all these stages.

What is the difference between Infection Control Awareness Training and an Advanced Infection Control Course?

The main difference between Infection Control Awareness Training and an Advanced Infection Control Course lies in their level of depth and complexity.

Infection Control Awareness Training is for beginners. It teaches basic infection control, like handwashing and using protective gear.

An Advanced Infection Control Course is for healthcare pros and those who know about infection control already. It covers more complex stuff, like handling outbreaks and special healthcare settings.

What does the CQC do for infection prevention and control?

The CQC is in charge of checking and making sure healthcare places follow rules for infection prevention and control. They inspect and set standards, and if a place doesn’t follow the rules, they take action.

They also share information with other agencies to keep everyone safe and healthy. Their role is to protect patients and make sure healthcare is good and safe.

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