SIPCEP Intermediate layer

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Welcome to the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway - Intermediate layer.
The principles in the intermediate layer relate to the application of knowledge into practice and motivation of staff.

About Intermediate layer
SIPCEP Intermediate Layer

All learning resources on this site are free to use.

The intermediate layer provides resources to:

  • Enhance 'clinical’ or ‘practical’ skills
  • Reinforce decision making and clinical reasoning

The resources cover a variety of topical areas as shown below.

The Continence Management resources have been removed and are no longer available. You can find alternative education resources on inserting an indwelling urinary catheter on the NES Aseptic Technique page (Aseptic Technique 4). Please note that you must be logged in to Turas Learn to access this resource.

Patient Safety Zone
Patient Safety Zone

Visit the Patient Safety Zone to find background information on patient safety and its importance in healthcare improvement, tools and techniques for checking safety issues, implementing care practices and dealing with incidents and educational resources including publications, websites, initiatives and training offered by NHS Education for Scotland.

Interpersonal skills


Visit NES Leadership and Management Zone to find education resources on interpersonal skills.

Please note that you must be logged in to Turas Learn to access this resource. 

Clinical Skills

A range of education resources are available from the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMen) to support excellent in clinical skills education and improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. 

Access Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMen)

Human Factors (Ergonomics)


Human Factors (Ergonomics) is the study of human activity (inside and outside of work). Its purpose as a scientific discipline is to enhance wellbeing and performance of individuals and organisations.

Access Human Factors education resources, including an introductory eLearning module.

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Alternative formats

This resource may be available, in full or summary form, in alternative formats and community languages.  Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email altformats@nes.scot.nhs.uk to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

Transcripts of any videos within this resource are available on request.