Online Learning for Healthcare
In partnership with the Skills Platform

Free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Skills for Health has developed this awareness course for those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), symptoms, infection prevention, investigation, guidance and support. As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we believe in supporting the sector in any way we can, as such this course has two options available, either a FREE version or a certificated version for a small charge. See below for more details.


Please note, we provide two options for accessing this course:

  • A FREE version which DOES NOT provide learners with a certificate/proof of completing the learning. This can be accessed by clicking the red 'Book Now' button
  • A paid-for version which DOES provide a certificate/proof of your training, with a small nominal fee of £2.00. This can be accessed here

As a charity, we must be mindful to cover our operational costs, so that we can continue to support the UK’s health and social care sector.

With this in mind, we charge a small operational fee of £2.00 for the paid for version of this course, which entitles you to a certificate, as proof of completion of the course.

This small fee ensures we can continue to update the course in line with new guidance and provide a tailored certificate to you and/or your staff once they have completed the course.

If you require a certificate, click here to access the certificated version. A small fee of £2.00 is applicable.


All guidance included in this course has been taken from the Coronavirus guidance for health professionals on The course has been developed for all staff with an emphasis on those working in hospitals, ambulance trusts, care homes and the primary care sector.

In addition to completing this module, learners should read the COVID_19 guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.

Finally, we advise learners who work in the health sector to complete the Skills for Health Infection Prevention and Control e-learning.

Course Content
  • Introduction
  • What is COVID-19?
  • General COVID-19 Guidance
  • Case Definitions and Care Pathways
  • Infection Prevention
  • Respiratory and Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning and Decontamination
  • Patient Placement and Assessment for Infection Risk (Screening/Triaging)
  • Stepdown of Infection Control Precautions and Discharging
  • Continuing to Deliver Care Services
  • Summary

*Course updated 03/02/2021

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at all health, social care and key workers.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course has been developed with the support of Department of Health and Public Health England. It has most recently been developed with EPDC (Educational Development Committee) on behalf of the IPS (Infection Prevention Society).


2 hours approx

How to access this course

Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. You will receive a link to the course in your order confirmation email.

FAQ & Guidance

Our FAQ should answer most of your questions, but please do get in touch if you're still not clear about anything.

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