Sharps Awareness

Learning Outcome


This Sharps Awareness course is ideal for healthcare and social care professionals who work with needles and other sharps. It is designed to provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge to ensure best practice is followed to avoid the risk of injury in the workplace.

Through video guidance and case studies, you will learn how to manage and dispose of sharps correctly, exploring the different types of sharps and their safety risks. This course also discusses the chain of infection and the risks of chances of infection when working with sharps.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of your legal responsibilities when handling sharps, which will provide you with the essential skills to ensure full compliance in your field.

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why Study This Course

This course is suitable for healthcare and social care professionals who handle sharps such as needles regularly. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace. There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Career Path

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will have the practical skills and knowledge to be able to handle and dispose of sharps correctly, in compliance with safety regulations, to avoid the risk of injury and ensure best practice procedures are being followed.

Course Curriculum

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