Immunisation Foundation course (HCAs)

Who should attend: Health Care Assistants working within General Practice whose role will include delivery of immunisations to specific patient groups.

What will I learn: The course curriculum of this two day training course reflects the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (2015) which recommended that only Health Care Assistants (HCAs) who have achieved education and training to level three of the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) or equivalent in England and Wales, with at least 2 years’ experience as a HCA should be considered for training in vaccine administration.

Course Content: In order to support Health Care Assistants in developing the required theoretical knowledge and skills, and demonstrate the competence, evidence based knowledge and understanding of all aspects of immunisation, the programme requires the support of a practice based registered nurse mentor who is trained in all aspects of immunisation. This course includes both theoretical & work based practical assessment.

The course will include:

  • Review all current immunisation programmes
  • Focus on vaccine preventable diseases relevant to practice and their associated complications
  • Discuss how the body responds to the influenza, shingles and pneumococcal vaccines
  • Explore the different types of vaccines available, what they contain and any related pre-cautions and / or contraindications, including adverse reactions and the recognition and management of anaphylaxis
  • Review how vaccines should be stored, handled and transported
  • Discuss legal issues, prescribing guidance and documentation
  • Practise injection technique
  • Explore strategies to raise the profile of immunisation and increase vaccine uptake
  • Ultimately develop clinicians from novice to expert within their scope of competence

How much will it cost to attend: £165 per delegate

How long will the course take to complete : 2 Days

Training dates and venues:




15th &16th.07.2020

 MF3,Knutsford Community Hospital, Bexton Road, Knutsford. WA16 0BT

09.30 – 16.30




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