New to Immunisation - COVID-19 (Online & video assessment)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: eLearning


This practical COVID-19 vaccine training course is a Foundations of Immunisation course specific to COVID-19 vaccine. It includes our Practical Foundations of Immunisation course with video assessment option developed in line with the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners‘ – PHE.

CPD Hours - 10 - 12 hours (depending on option selected)

Who is it suitable for?

This practical COVID-19 vaccine training course is suitable for anyone who’s role will involve administering the COVID-19 vaccine. This could include immunisation nurses, practice nurses, pharmacists or any healthcare professional, or healthcare support worker administering vaccines.

What’s included?

First and foremost, this is this an interactive and engaging practical online course. Initially, it includes all of the modules recommended in the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (PHE) document. It also includes COVID-19 vaccine specific lessons required for COVID-19 vaccine training. It also includes a practical video assessment.

Foundation Modules

  • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
  • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
  • Current issues in immunisation
  • Any changes to vaccine recommendations or national policy
  • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
  • Legal issues in immunisation
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake

Vaccine Preventable Disease Modules

  • Introduction to COVID-19
  • The nature of COVID-19
  • The UK COVID-19 Programme
  • COVID-19 Vaccines


  • Practical Video Assessment (optional - select on booking)
  • Written MCQ Assessment

What’s not included?

Please note: This immunisation training course does not cover travel vaccines, seasonal influenza or any other UK schedule vaccinations Please purchase the relevant course packages or add-on courses if you would like these included.

Basic Life support and Anaphylaxis are also available in separate courses

Other considerations

Please note the statement in the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners.‘ That when the practitioner is new to immunisation a period of supervised practice in addition to comprehensive training is strongly recommended.

Please Note: Some assessment options for this course will require access to further equipment – See below or click here for the equipment you will require.

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