The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area. The learner will study the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an area of infection control, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staﬀ and visitors.
This Skills to Advance Programme is developed by Kerry College in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Why should I apply?
• Explain the basic principles of infection, how to apply standard precautions to control infection, and the significance of the “Area of Infection Control” in preventing and controlling infection.
• Employees in a range of workplace settings wishing to up-skill.
What will I study?
- Basic Principles of Infection Control
- Micro-organisms & the Chain of Infection
- Predisposing factors to Healthcare-acquired infections
- Infection Control team members - role and functions
- Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
- Blood borne viruses
- Role of antibiotics
- Hand hygiene
- Local terminal cleaning procedures
- Outbreak management
- Management of spillages and wastes
This is a free Skills to Advance course. Certain eligibility criteria will apply.
Courses are offered subject to demand. Limited places available on certain courses.
What's the certification?
QQI Level 5 Minor Award Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (5N3734)
Part-time Courses - FAQs
FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.
We enroll twice each year - January and September.
Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.
This depends on the course you choose.
Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.
We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.
As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.
That said, always check.
You can call Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.
Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment.
This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.
Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.
A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.
These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.
Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or www.fetchcourses.ie
FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications.
All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland.
For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before.
You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.
Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.
If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96
No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.