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VTCT/ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Clinical Aesthetics

The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to work safely. Learners will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmissions such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required in the clinic to protect themselves and their patients.


Who is the qualification for?


The VTCT(ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Clinical Aesthetics is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at clinical aesthetic practitioners who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in the working environment in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit, learners will:

LO1 Understand the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19

LO2 Understand social responsibility for the clinical aesthetics sector in relation to COVID-19

LO3 Understand the controls necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19

LO4 Understand the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

LO5 Understand potential hazards and risks and the workplace procedures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the clinical aesthetic environment.

LO6 Understand decontamination and waste management process relevant to clinical aesthetic treatments.


Entry requirements

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that learners must have prior to undertaking this qualification.

Learners can be 16 years and over.


Opportunities for Progression

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners to progress to further qualifications within their discipline with an understanding of the role of infection prevention in relation to COVID-19.


Assessment Criteria


Learners must complete a Theory Examination for this unit.  This will consist of multiple-choice questions paper which is mapped to the relevant assessment criteria.

The theory examination will test the knowledge and understanding from across learning outcomes 1-6. Learners should use the unit content of this unit to aid revision since exam questions will test the full breadth of content over time.


Grading: Fail/Pass.

Pass 70%

Course Duration


4 Hours. 10am – 2pm


€ 125.00

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