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Pathway - Access

Registration

The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway Foundation layer is available free of charge to all Scottish health and social care staff and to Higher and Further Education Institutions in Scotland for inclusion in any health and social care related course.

Staff from the independent and voluntary sector in Scotland may access the pathway free of charge.

The pathway is not available to those working outwith Scotland.

Access to the Online Pathway

The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway Foundation Layer is available online via learnPro NHS and learnPro Community websites and is available to self-select without registering.

All students will have the Foundation Layer learning resources automatically assigned to their account.

Once you have signed into learnPro you can find the Pathway by typing IPC Education Pathway into the search box next to “My Learning”.  The title is NES: Scottish IPC Education Pathway – Foundation.  Simply select this and click ‘ADD’ to add this to your list of courses.   

NES have produced a tip sheet explaining the structure on learnPro for ease of reference. Download the SIPCEP foundation layer structure on learnPro tip sheet.

NHS Staff

NHS Staff use the learnPro NHS website.

Students, General Dental Services staff and health and social care staff from the independent and voluntary sectors

Students, General Dental Services staff and health and social care staff from the independent and voluntary sector use the learnPro Community website.

Additional Information for Dental Staff Only

Information for Public Dental Services (PDS) and Hospital Dental Staff is available in the learnPro access guide.

Information for General Dental Services staff

NES dental team can assist in creating your learnPro Community account for you.  Contact details as follows:

West Region:  Gillian Dougan
South East Region:  Liz Hutchison
East Region: Anne Crowe
North East Region: Caroline Taylor
North Region: Teresa Ross

Information on registration can be found on our learnPro information page of this website.

Foundation layer – printable learning resources

The printable learning resources are based on each of the e-learning modules from the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway Foundation layer.

The aim of the printable learning resources is to make the e-learning content available to learners who

  • do not have regular access to a computer and/or a network
  • do not yet have the necessary IT skills or confidence to complete e-learning
  • have different needs and therefore e-learning is not suitable for them.

The printable learning resources can either be

  • uploaded as a PDF file to tablets or other digital devices without internet access
  • printed (printing in black and white is sufficient.)

All navigational instructions on the screens in this document should be ignored.
We have given instructions on how to complete interactivities and questions.
A space has been provided for staff to make any additional notes after each topic.

Internet access will however still be required for the following:

  • Online feedback form and web links for additional resources. Staff should be enabled to use web links and complete the feedback form, if possible.
  • Online assessment. The online version of this resource consists of the e-learning module and a separate online assessment, and staff should be enabled and encouraged to complete this online assessment locally.

The printable learning resources can be downloaded from the Pathway - Support Materials webpage.