Infection Control (University Certificate)

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 04/10/2018

The University Certificate in Infection Control (UCIC) is an undergraduate level one year part-time course. It is suitable for experienced cleaning managers, hygiene and infection control managers or suitably qualified and experienced people aspiring to a management position.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Transferable skills to grow in the hygiene field.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

Each module addresses a set of specific themes, which you are then assessed on. This course is delivered through our virtual learning environment NILE. This is where your tutors will provide course materials and further resources, where activities will be housed and where you will be able to meet and discuss with other students in forums. You can expect one to one support from your tutor via NILE, email, phone, Skype or face to face if necessary.

Course Details

This course focuses on applying the principles and concepts that help to assess and control the risks of infection and hazards in the workplace, as well as the underpinning theory. You will explore human and system factors, which are essential for you to understand the key issues regarding infection prevention principles, including knowledge of the types of micro-organism that cause infection, methods of transmission and transmission routes.

You will also learn how to maintain a clean environment in accordance with national policies and obligations in infection prevention principles. You will explore a variety of decontamination methods for low, medium and high risk areas. This will help you to recognise that the level of risk to health can differ according to the type of workplace, specific settings and circumstances.

UCIC promotes the practical application of scientific principles and management knowledge to help managers meet everyday issues, arising in both public and private sector cleaning organisations.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The principle aims of this course are to develop both subject specific and transferable skills to help you be a more effective hygiene manager.

You will be able to use your new understanding and skills to meet the present needs and challenges of work in various organisations, agencies and industries.

As well as providing opportunities for career development the qualification can be used as a route for further study.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

We ask that you have two A-levels or equivalent, or appropriate industrial experience.

Application deadline dates are September, January and May every year.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Hygiene and Health (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENV1108DL
    Core Module Y
  • Cleaning Science (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENV1015DL
    Core Module Y
  • Biological and Other Hazards in the Cleaning Industry in the Workplace (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENV2037DL
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £840 (60 Credits)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £840 (60 Credits)

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Distance Learning Study

Studying this course via distance learning means your core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

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*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 04/10/2018

  • The University Certificate in Infection Control (UCIC) is an undergraduate level one year part-time course. It is suitable for experienced cleaning managers, hygiene and infection control managers or suitably qualified and experienced people aspiring to a management position.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Transferable skills to grow in the hygiene field.
  • This course focuses on applying the principles and concepts that help to assess and control the risks of infection and hazards in the workplace, as well as the underpinning theory. You will explore human and system factors, which are essential for you to understand the key issues regarding infection prevention principles, including knowledge of the types of micro-organism that cause infection, methods of transmission and transmission routes.

    You will also learn how to maintain a clean environment in accordance with national policies and obligations in infection prevention principles. You will explore a variety of decontamination methods for low, medium and high risk areas. This will help you to recognise that the level of risk to health can differ according to the type of workplace, specific settings and circumstances.

    UCIC promotes the practical application of scientific principles and management knowledge to help managers meet everyday issues, arising in both public and private sector cleaning organisations.

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    Each module addresses a set of specific themes, which you are then assessed on. This course is delivered through our virtual learning environment NILE. This is where your tutors will provide course materials and further resources, where activities will be housed and where you will be able to meet and discuss with other students in forums. You can expect one to one support from your tutor via NILE, email, phone, Skype or face to face if necessary.

    • Career Opportunities

      The principle aims of this course are to develop both subject specific and transferable skills to help you be a more effective hygiene manager.

      You will be able to use your new understanding and skills to meet the present needs and challenges of work in various organisations, agencies and industries.

      As well as providing opportunities for career development the qualification can be used as a route for further study.

  • We ask that you have two A-levels or equivalent, or appropriate industrial experience.

    Application deadline dates are September, January and May every year.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Hygiene and Health (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENV1108DL
      Core Module Y
    • Cleaning Science (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENV1015DL
      Core Module Y
    • Biological and Other Hazards in the Cleaning Industry in the Workplace (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENV2037DL
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £840 (60 Credits)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £840 (60 Credits)

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Studying this course via distance learning means your core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Now Open

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