IPS Resources Mapped to IPS Competencies

IPS Competencies Framework

The IPS competencies provide a framework that guides the knowledge and skills required of an IPC practitioner. The IPS Competencies are advised as a roadmap to inform your professional growth for practitioners new and established to IPC.

Visit the IPS Learning Platform for competencies.

Core competence

Here you will find resources that will help you deliver appropriate and effective information, advice and guidance on infection prevention & control.

Clinical practice

Here you will find resources that support you to use surveillance data to inform practice and develop evidence-based policies and guidelines. You will also find information in relation to the built environment and clinical equipment.


Here you will find resources on developing your own knowledge and skills in infection prevention & control and responding to the learning needs in others and different educational  strategies. 

Quality Improvement &Research 

Here you will find resources on improvement methodologies and using research to inform clinical practice. You will also find resources on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.

Leadership & Management  

Here you will find resources on leading and managing strategies to prevent and control infection and how to develop and lead a high-quality infection prevention and control team and services.