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Training resources available in preparation for the COVID -19 Vaccination

There are training resources available that can be accessed now, to enhance knowledge about core vaccination and immunisation principles.

Public Health England are leading on the development of the COVID-19 immunisation training materials, these will include a COVID-19 elearning module, comprising of a core knowledge section and vaccine specific sections, a comprehensive training slide set and clinical competency framework. Once these training resources have been authorised they will be available for use in Wales.

There is an existing immunisation training module sometimes referred to as the two day programme, it is based on the national immunisation training standards. This module is available now, for free it provides the general core knowledge and principles of immunisation and vaccination, such as vaccine storage, vaccine administration, legal issues, etc. Users can self- register by following the instructions on the website: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/immunisation/ . Once a module has been completed, for example vaccine storage, a certificate can be printed off. Completing these modules will not replace COVID-19 immunisation training, all individuals who are going to be immunising and or providing immunisation advice regarding COVID-19 vaccine(s) are required to complete the COVID-19 elearning module, new immunisers or returning staff will be required to complete a clinical competency assessment with a supervisor.

Please visit http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/70069 this is the Public Health Wales elearning internet page. A direct link to the COVID-19 elearning module will be uploaded here, when available.

Statutory/mandatory training:

Immunisers are also recommended to complete training in basic life support and anaphylaxis. It is also important that staff are aware of infection prevention and control procedures, including information on donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The following online modules are available:

  • Resuscitation level 1 (Basic Life Support)
  • Anaphylaxis level 1
  • Infection Prevention and Control level 2 (includes principles of Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT)

These modules are available via Electronic Staff Recorded (ESR) webpage. All NHS Wales staff can access elearning via ESR. If you do not have an account, your account is locked or you need a password reset contact your organisations ESR lead. Click here for a quick start guide to ESR elearning. For individuals that do not have access to ESR e.g. GP/Primary care staff the modules can be accessed on the Learning@Wales site. If you do not have an account please contact elearning@wales.nhs.uk and a username and password will be created for you. You will be prompted to enter an enrolment key when accessing elarning on the Learning@Wales site:


Enrolment key

GP/Primary Care

GP Practice Code and !

e.g. W92025!



First responders


Third sector/other



Channel website: http://www.wales.nhs.uk

Original article link: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/training-resources-available-in-preparation-for-the-covid-19-vaccination/

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