Students are expected to have a basic working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering principles. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.
The course is aimed at National Health staff and contractors required to perform the duties of a Competent Person (Decontamination) as defined by NHS guidelines.
This course covers a mixture of theory and practical sessions, where you will learn how to carry out weekly, quarterly and annual testing on “N” type small steam sterilisers.
Students will be able to carry out the recommended daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual testing procedures on small steam sterilisers for the sterilisation of non-wrapped solid products. (N-Type), in accordance with British/European Standards and HTM01-05 NHS Guidance.
On conclusion of the course the students will be competent in the following areas:
On successful completion of the course students will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Benchtop Sterilisers (Type N) – Maintenance and Testing.
Students should consider enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies.