Immunisation Foundation course (Registered Nurses)

Who should attend: NMC registered Nurses new to administering and / or advising on immunisation and vaccination

What will I learn: The course reflects the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (Public Health England, Revised February 2018) equating to 2 days of learning. The course is designed to support you to develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required of all immunisers.

Following completion of this course you should attend annual immunisation updates.

Course Content: Before attending the one day classroom based training course, you are required to complete a pre-course workbook which must be returned at least 2 weeks before the session. Completion of this workbook supports and underpins the curriculum of the interactive classroom based theoretical session.

You must have the support of a work based mentor in order to successfully complete the practical assessment aspect of the course

The course will cover:

  • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
  • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
  • Current issues in immunisation
  • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
  • Legal issues in immunisation
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake

How much will it cost to attend: £110 per person

How long will the course take to complete: 1 Day (09.30 – 16.30) supported by completion of a pre-course workbook

Training dates and venues:





Meeting Room, Eaglebridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody Way, Crewe. SK10 3BL

09.30 - 16.30


MF3 Room, Knutsford District & Community Hospital, Bexton Road, Knutsford. WA16 0BT

09.30 - 16.30


Board Room 1                New Alderley House, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK10 3BL

09.30 - 16.30


 Room MF3

Knutsford Community Hospital, Bexton Road, Knutsford

WA16 0BT



Board Room 1

New Alderley House, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK10 3BL



To book contact the Professional Practice Team at