Illness and Infection Control

Our Illness and Infection Control Course explores common infections in an early years setting and the reasons why children are more susceptible. It examines best practice in aiming to prevent and manage infections, including the need for thorough cleaning, schedules, immunisations and policies.  

Individual Course
£15.00 + VAT

The Training

By the end of this course, learners should understand:

  • the definition of an infection; bacteria and viruses
  • common infections in an early year’s setting; cold viruses, flu viruses and stomach bugs
  • the reasons why children are susceptible
  • ways to prevent and manage common infections, including cleaning and immunisations
  • the need for policies to be in place and adhered to
  • the need for training

Final Test

Once you have completed the online training, you will be able to take the final test.

  • There are 10 questions.
  • The pass rate is 80%.
  • You can take the test as many times as you need.

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The entire course and test should take approximately one hour. You can claim 1 CPD hour towards your professional development. 

This course is certificated on completion. The length of time you take is entirely dependent on how quickly you can study and absorb the information. Remember, it’s important to learn the content and not to rush through the course. Please do take notes during these courses. 


This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development Guidelines. On successful completion, you can download or print your certificates from the learner management system.