Infection Control Awareness Workshops

Infection Control Awareness

Learn the facts about how to manage the spread of infection. This course will equip you with an essential understanding of how viruses, including Covid-19, are spread and the role we can play in managing (or contributing to) this spread. You will get an understanding of general principles of infection prevention and control as well as specific learnings about how to use a mask safely and what ‘good hand hygiene’ really means.

These sessions are addressed to family members of Askham residents, as well as to the general public. The courses will be held via the Zoom platform.

The courses are free of charge. Bookings are to be taken through Michelle Barker, the Training Manager of AVC Training. After confirming the booking, Michelle will issue the Zoom room details. She will communicate them to all the participants of that session. You can contact Michelle through email at or through phone at telephone 01354 740269 Ext 237 or mobile 07834 818877.

Certificates can be purchased if required for course completion at a cost of £10 per certificate.

Dates for the courses


Friday July 24th from 4pm to 5pm

Tuesday July 28th from 6pm to 7pm


Tuesday August 11th from 4pm to 5 pm

Thursday August 20th from 6pm to 7pm

Feedback from previous sessions

Please also check our feedback page to see what others say about our training sessions.

I really enjoyed the course and found it to be most informative, friendly and hands on. Michelle’s demonstrations on moving, handling and hoisting were excellent. We all took turns in using equipment as well as moving and lifting each other. Michelle was very patient and answered many questions as each students needs were for different mobility issues. Well done Askham!! Please inform me of any future courses.

Very friendly and helpful. Michelle showed the importance of the caring and use of equipment appropriately. Thank you, Michelle!

I was a bit nervous about attending training as I don’t work as a carer, but I found it to be so useful for me to ensure I can safely look after my husband at home when he comes to stay.