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RSPH Level Two Award in Infection Prevention and Control for Special Procedures Practitioners

The objective of this course is to cover the principles of infection control through application of the ‘chain of infection’ and the ‘standard infection control precautions’ for Special Procedures Practitioners either employed, self-employed or as practitioners managing a business.

It is a valuable free-standing qualification that is also suitable for trainee practitioners engaged in other relevant vocational training andallef-vinicius-vKIc4k6dm10-unsplash employment. 

The purpose of this qualification is for learners to obtain a knowledge and understanding of; the importance of infection control and prevention, associated infectious and non-infectious hazards, good infection practice and controls based upon an awareness of the chain of infection and standard infection control precautions.

Special Procedures Practitioners are individuals who practice acupuncture, body piercing, electrolysis or tattooing. In Wales these are as identified in Section 57 of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 and are further defined in Section 94 of that Act. 

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification involves a one-day classroom-based training course.

What qualifications do I need to take this qualification? 

There are no subject specific pre-requisites for taking this qualification but please do let us know if you have any learning needs that may require us to make reasonable adjustments for your assessment, when completing the booking form. If you do not tell us about any adjustments you require when booking your place, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate for them on the day. Please contact us if you require any further support and we will be happy to help. 

How is the qualification assessed?

The knowledge and understanding of the candidates will be assessed by a multiple-choice examination. The examination is provided by RSPH and consists of 30 questions. A candidate who is able to satisfy the learning outcomes of the qualification will achieve a score of at least 25 out of 30 in the examination. Strong performance in some areas of the qualification content may compensate for poorer performance in other areas. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.

What next?

On successful completion of this qualification, learners wishing to operate in Wales will be able to apply for a Special Procedures licence under Part 4 Public Health (Wales) Act 2017. 

Where can this course be taken?

We deliver this course in Cardiff and Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.


The cost of this training course is £100 per person. 

Course dates

  • Monday 23rd September, Cardiff Bay
  • Monday 7th October, Barry
  • Monday 11th November, Cardiff Bay

How do I book my place? 

Please email us or complete the booking form (also on our training home page) to book your place. If you have any questions, please contact us on the details below and we will be happy to help.

Please note that due to the high demand we may receive for this course, we will prioritise businesses based in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan areas. Any remaining spaces will then be offered to other businesses outside of these areas.