Preventing and controlling infections

Schools are common sites for the transmission of infections and during the coronavirus pandemic it's more important than ever for everyone to try and reduce this risk. Our online training course Infection Prevention and Control in Education can help.

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Infection Control

Everyone who works in an education setting has an ongoing duty of care to their colleagues and their students to reduce the risk of transmission of infections.

To keep your school running smoothly throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it's essential that everyone is up-to-date with the principles and practice of infection prevention and control, and that’s where our online training course, Infection Prevention and Control in Education, can help.

It will provide you and your staff with information and guidance on how infections are transmitted, the steps you can take to prevent this happening and the measures you can use to control infection if it occurs.

The course is available to buy for individuals or groups, with discounts available when you purchase training for more than 10 staff members.


Provide all your staff with the knowledge to reduce the risk of infection spreading

Chain of infection

Our Infection Prevention and Control in Education online course covers:

  • Overview of the chain of infection
  • Defences against infection
  • Sepsis
  • Hand hygiene
  • Social distancing
  • Respiratory hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Waste

Give staff a visually engaging and highly interactive online learning experience


Infection Prevention and Control in Education is visually engaging and highly interactive, with video to highlight key learning points, answer explanations for those who achieve the pass mark and additional resources to expand learning. There is also optional narration of the course modules and questionnaires for accessibility.

This two-hour course is accessed via our online training platform, Tes Develop, meaning staff can train at a time and place that suits them and your school. Staff will receive a downloadable certificate and two CPD accreditation points upon successful completion.

Ensure that all your staff have the knowledge to keep your school community safe by buying Infection Prevention and Control in Education for individual or multiple staff members today.