Covid-19 Training for NHS, Health and Social Care staff

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This 12-section eLearning course from Skills for Health will train NHS, Health and Social Care staff on best practice when dealing with the ongoing pandemic and teach key findings from the course of the last 18 months to improve health, safety and welfare of both staff and patients. The skills learned will include basic awareness about Covid-19 (Coronavirus), how it is transmitted, the severity and symptoms experienced by patients, best practice for infection prevention and control, respiratory education, how to manage and utilise Personal Protective Equipment (PPE and much more).

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. 


This course is certificated by Skills for Health. A certification is earned on successful completion of the course valid for up to 1 year.


First launched in March 2020 as a rapid response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Skills for Health eLearning course has been continually developed to increase both the number of modules and learning involved to help prepare new, existing, and redeployed staff to deal with and continue to manage Covid-19 cases.

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
Who is the course for?

All healthcare staff with an emphasis on staff working in hospitals, ambulance trusts and the primary care sector.

Accreditations & Endorsements

The content has been developed from guidance provided via


2 hours approx.


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the elearning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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