Only HCSWs who have achieved or are currently undertaking education and training to Level Three of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)4 or equivalent with at least 2 years’ experience as a HCSW will be considered eligible for training in vaccine administration.
This training is delivered via e-learning and highly directed study, prior to attendance at an interactive virtual session accessible via MS Teams.
You can start your pre-learning at any time. Please view the Course Overview for details. Please ensure you complete all required pre-learning and send your certificates as proof of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 days before the live session.
The virtual session will comprise of presentations on the 12 core topics of immunisation with the opportunity to ask questions. This will be followed by informal quizzes and case studies to assess understanding and trouble shoot difficult scenarios. We anticipate this session will take between 2 and 2 ½ hours.
After the session, you will then be expected to have competency documents signed in practice with an appropriately qualified assessor before being deemed competent to administer vaccines. This process will be discussed in the virtual session.
This course is funded if your Practice subscribes to the Primary Care Education Programme.
The cost of the course for NON Education Programme Members is £50.