21st December 2016

Image: Newly updated Immunisation and Vaccination course.We are pleased to announce the release of the updated Immunisation and Vaccination Elearning course. The update comes following recent changes in legislation, including new vaccine types and UK immunisation schedules, and amended policies.

The immunisation and vaccination elearning course covers the 12 Core Topics contained in the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training.

Other updates include:

  • Updates from the Green book
  • New research and evidence into immunisations
  • Adaptations in line with adapted Welsh policies
  • New vaccine policies
  • Accommodating new working practices
  • Amendments to align with new legal advice

The course is aimed at all healthcare staff involved in immunisations and vaccinations. Learners will examine, the guidelines of how to administer vaccines covered under the UK vaccination schedule. They will learn how to recognise and comply with best practices in vaccination management; and in legal aspects; as well as providing accurate and up-to-date information about diseases and vaccines to service users and carers.

The course was developed working with experts from Public Health England and Public Health Wales.

Laura Craig, Lead Immunisation Nurse Specialist at Public Health England says: With several key changes and additions to the immunisation programme in recent years, it is really important that all those involved in immunisation are able to access up to date training. The Skills for Health immunisation e-learning programme has been revised to incorporate these recent changes and provides a valuable, comprehensive method of training both for those new to immunisation and for immunisers wishing to revise and update their knowledge.

Bryan Kessie, Head of Technical at Skills for Health says “Skills for Health understands the importance of staff training in this key area and we aim to maintain the highest educational standards and accuracy in our courses. We are pleased to have worked with a range of subject matter experts in updating this programme and believe it offers a comprehensive on-line training package that will make a significant contribution to staff training and patient safety.”

In recent years, elearning has become increasingly popular throughout the healthcare sector. The use of elearning has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible training solution which can easily be fitted around people’s work schedules. It is an easy way for managers to check progress for staff and ensure compliance for mandatory skills.

For a full description of the Immunisation and Vaccination course please click here

Skills for Health’s e-learning courses are used by more than 400 organisations, with over 500,000 registered learners across the UK and healthcare staff completing an average of 25,000 courses every month. For further enquiries, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0117 910 2286.