We have adapted our immunisation training programme to be interprofessional, to incorporate the many different healthcare workers who can now participate in immunisation. Interprofessional education also improves understanding of other professional roles and responsibilities, which in turn has a positive impact on patient outcomes.
The Foundation Immunisation training is intended for health care professionals, who will be administering vaccines within a primary care setting, including those in the childhood vaccination programme.
Only HCSWs who have achieved or are currently undertaking education and training to Level 3 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 a blended learning programme that consists of 2 MANDATORY components:
- PRE-WORK (full details can be found in the course profile) – this is an essential part of the training which provides the required knowledge across all areas of immunisation. You will be expected to draw upon this knowledge in the face to face seminar. It is your responsibility to ensure that the pre-work has been satisfactorily completed.
- INTERACTIVE FACE TO FACE SEMINAR – taking place on the 18th April 2024, 9.00am-4.00pm, at Shortlanesend Village Hall, Truro, TR4 9DU, this session explores and builds upon the content covered in the pre-work. You will be expected to participate in quizzes, case study and scenario discussions.
You MUST complete all required pre-work and send certificates as proof of completion to [email protected] at least 2 days before the face to face seminar.
After the session, you will 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 face to face session.
This course is provided free of charge to members of the Primary Care Education Programme. For non-members, a charge of £120 per module (including VAT) applies.
This course is for staff working within the Cornwall healthcare economy. If you work outside Cornwall and are interested in this course, please email [email protected]
If you need to cancel a booked place on a course, please do so giving sufficient notice for the place to be reallocated. As per our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to charge for places cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the course start (unless otherwise stated), or failure to take up the place on the day of the course. This applies to both members and non-members of the Primary Care Education Programme.