Hand Hygiene Training

Since hands are the most common cause of spreading infection, hand hygiene needs teaching in all health and social care situations.

This is the world's most concise, precise and thorough online hand hygiene training course.

Promoting internationally best known practice, it is specifically designed to motivate health and social care workers to improve their hand hygiene.

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is the online hand hygiene course for you.

For more information about the Care Certificate click here.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 30 to 40 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • An introduction to hand hygiene
  • Micro-organisms
  • Bacteria
  • The Chain of Infection
  • Hands
  • Hand washing correctly
  • Soaps
  • Proper hand drying 
  • Skin related problems
  • Frequently unwashed parts of the hands
  • Home care and hand hygiene
  • Alcohol hand rubs
  • Disposable gloves
  • Putting disposable gloves on properly
  • Taking disposable gloves off correctly  


Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 15