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Hygeine Awareness - Level 2 Award

CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health)

Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness


The CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness aims to provide anyone who works in a health and/or social care setting with the basic knowledge and understanding necessary to prevent the spread of infection.  The qualification provides an introduction to hygiene awareness and focuses on three key areas:

  • Hygiene Hazards

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning

The support materials focus on the realities of health and social care practice and guide candidates in applying knowledge of good hygiene to ensure that patients and clients are treated in a safe, clean environment.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is aimed at employees in the health and social care sector who may already have received basic health and safety training, but would benefit from additional focused training in hygiene hazards and controls. This will include people providing care and those who provide cleaning and other support services in a broad range of contexts – for example, in hospitals, nursing homes, care homes, patients’ /clients’ own homes, prisons, residential schools, etc.

Course duration

Three-hour training programme



15-MCQ examination paper.  Candidates who achieve a CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness, will gain credit towards the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care and need only sit a 15-MCQ examination paper and pass to achieve the second award.

If you would like to receive more information about this course please call a member of our training department on 01708 555544 or click here to contact us via email.