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Information about the new Infection Control Award

Introduction of Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for complementary therapies and sports massage

For all students undertaking ITEC qualifications from September 2020 onwards, it is now mandatory to undertake the ITEC Level 2 Infection Control qualification in light of the recent pandemic. This is following guidance from Ofqual. 

The qualification is the only one currently regulated by the government (Ofqual) and therefore all students are required to undertake it even if you have completed something similar elsewhere. Your qualification in your chosen subject (eg; Reflexology, Sports Massage etc) will only be awarded once you have completed the Level 2 Award in Infection Control. 

We are delighted to be able to offer this Level 2 Award included in within our ITEC qualifications.

Accessing the course content

The course content will be delivered through 6 x slide packs to be home studied, with a recommended study time of 4 hours to complete. A breakdown of the learning outcomes is included at the bottom of this blog.

You will be able to access the course content via the student dashboard once you have booked your place on an ITEC qualification (eg; Sports Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Massage).


The assessment for this qualification is a multiple choice question paper which can be sat remotely from home or at the Academy via computer at an arranged time.


Learning Outcomes

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 transmission, 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 to protect themselves and their clients.

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • LO1 Understand the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19
  • LO2 Understand social responsibility for the complementary therapy and sports massage sectors 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), Hand Hygiene and Personal Hygiene in the prevention of COVID-19
  • LO5 Understand potential hazards and risks and the workplace procedures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the complementary therapy/sports massage environment
  • LO6 Understand decontamination and waste management processes relevant to complementary therapies and sports massage