Training Courses

Training can be accessed virtually (live and interactive) via Microsoft TEAMS on specified dates or, Face to Face (F2F) at one of 2 venues in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

In house training is also available on request (see below).

At Immunisations UK our training is based on Public Health England, (2018) “National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners” and “The National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers” (PHE, 2015).

  • New Immunisers’ Foundation training – minimum of two days (new immunisers).
  • Annual updates – must be provided for and attended by those who have completed the foundation training.
All courses include Anaphylaxis training.
  • Full day – 7 CPD hours
  • Half day – 3.5 CPD hours

Injection being administered

In-house Training

In-house Immunisation Training is also available, please refer to terms of business for in house training. Email Hannah for more information

In-house Training Testimonials

“Very comprehensive programme, improved my confidence and knowledge”

 “Excellent training, very good trainer/presenter”

 “Trainer answered all questions effectively and knowledgeably”

 “Friendly and knowledgeable trainer”

 “Very informative, professional and helpful trainer”

 “Excellent training, well delivered”

 “Brilliant, should have had it sooner”

 “Exceeded my expectations”

Basic Life Support (in-house) Testimonials

“Relaxed and helpful. no pressure or difficulty.”

“Very good training. Best one attended so far!”

“Excellent training. Very good trainer, helpful and informative.”

“Very practical and useful.”

“Very good presentation.”


New Immunisers’ (2 day) Foundation Training (£250+VAT)

New immunisers 2 day basic training course: £250+VAT

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

All training is delivered by an Immunisation Specialist Nurse and in line with PHE (2018) National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners.

Course content covers the following core areas of knowledge:

  1. The aims of immunisation: national policy and schedules
  2. The immune system and how vaccines work
  3. Vaccine preventable diseases
  4. The different types of vaccines used and their composition
  5. Current issues and controversies regarding immunisation
  6. Communicating with patients and parents
  7. Legal aspects of vaccination
  8. Storage and handling of vaccines
  9. Correct administration of vaccines
  10. Anaphylaxis and other adverse events
  11. Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  12. Strategies for improving immunisation rates

Foundation Training Testimonials

Your training programmes have given me confidence in carrying out my practice, knowing I have been given a strong knowledge base, you have given appropriate course material and I look forward to the next training programme with you.”

“Excellent training course, I learnt a lot about the childhood imms schedule & diseases they protect against.”
“Very knowledgeable and approachable (trainer). Able to answer all questions & discuss pertinent issues”
“excellent venue. Lovely lunch.”
“Definitely (recommend the course) – Extremely comprehensive course.”
“Thank you Hannah, it has been an excellent 2 days and I feel much more confident to approach childhood imms.”
“good explanations and felt happy to ask a question again if unsure.”
“looking forward to update next year.”

“Some of the information was a bit quick, but with the slide show email, I can go back to it.”
“Best course I have been on so far. Very good 2 days, trainer was really good, clear & knowledgeable. Good slideshows & videos. Very interesting.”
“Trainer was very skilled and extremely knowledgeable. Very nice venue, well catered for.”
“Subject was so interesting which made the 2 days very interesting.”
“Definitely recommend this course. It made me feel more confident in delivering vaccines.”
“Explained everything that was asked, very well presented, very interactive, good venue.
“Training was delivered effectively & precisely.”
“Extremely interesting course. Trainer was very informative and Knowledgeable.”
“Excellent Course. Very good venue. very good trainer.”
“Very Professional Trainer and very Helpful.”


Healthcare Support Workers: New Immunisers (2 Day) Foundation Training (£250+VAT)

This bespoke immunisation training for Health Care Assistants (HCAs) is based on the “National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers” (PHE, 2015).: £250+VAT

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Health care support workers (HCWS) New Immunisers Foundation Training aims to ensure that all HCSWs engaging in any aspect of immunisation are trained to:

  1. Provide accurate and up-to-date information about relevant diseases and vaccines to their patients
  2. Consult a registered healthcare professional when further information is required for the patient’s needs
  3. Ensure their practice is safe and effective – evidence based and in line with RCN and PHE guidance
  4. Give a high standard of care – best practice as per NICE, RCN and PHE guidance
  5. Demonstrate competency in administration of intranasal flu vaccine (children only), inactivated injectable influenza, pneumococcal and Shingles vaccinations to adults – competency framework provided
  6. Demonstrate competency in recognition and management of anaphylaxis and basic life support
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate management of adverse reactions
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of their role and its limitations

Foundation Training Testimonials

“The training more than exceeded my expectations”
“Very knowledgeable and informative trainer”
“Excellent trainer, felt very comfortable asking questions”
“I feel I have learnt a lot over a short period of time”
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
“Very interesting and informative”
“We were able to ask lots of questions”
“The trainer explained everything in a good manner”


New to Travel Health (2 day) Course (£250+VAT)

This two day Introduction to Travel Health course is intended for nurses/health professionals who may be new to the field of Travel Health, those returning to travel health after a long gap, or for those already practicing who may not have undertaken formal training in the subject and who wish to update and expand on their current knowledge.

Course content:

  • The travel consultation
  • Tools and resources
  • Risk assessment
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Non-vaccine preventable diseases
  • Other health risks
  • Case studies and scheduling of vaccines
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities of the travel health practitioner
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito borne diseases
  • The complex traveller
  • FGM & the travel consultation
  • Covid-19 & advising travellers

Training delivered by a Travel Health Specialist Nurse and in line with RCN (2018) Competencies: Travel Health Nursing: Career and competence development and Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service https://rcpsg.ac.uk/travel-medicine/good-practice-guidance-for-providing-a-travel-health-service.

The Trainer: Cathy O’Malley RGN FFTM RCPS(Glasg) is a Travel Health Nurse Specialist with 14 years clinical experience in a travel clinic. She has a Travel medicine diploma and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow. She is an experienced trainer and is passionate about travel medicine and passing her knowledge on to others.

Training Testimonials

“Very engaging, exceeded expectations”

“Really enjoyable and informative – lots of new info”

“Excellent course, fantastic trainer! Would absolutely recommend this course.”

“so good to have information on illnesses/vaccinations and access to resources i wasn’t aware of”.

“key point – CONFIDENCE”

“The trainer was very knowledgeable, would 100% recommend the course.”

“the trainer was helpful and informative, there were opportunities to ask questions throughout the 2 days.”

“Excellent access to resources and where to access advice if unsure.”


Annual Update (£120+VAT)

Annual updates available: 

  • 1 day Child/Adult Immunisation Updates (£120+VAT)

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Course content:

  1. Current issues in vaccination
  2. Recent epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
  3. Any changes to the National Immunisation Schedule
  4. Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
  5. Anaphylaxis recognition and management
  6. Review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement
  7. Q & A session for commonly encountered problems in practice

Annual Update Testimonials

“very knowledgeable and presented well. accommodated questions well.”

“ (I) feel more confident to restart immunisations for children. great course content.”

“This training covers all concerns, gives good evidence of safety of vaccines.”

“Very easy to follow, well explained, approachable teacher.”

“Brilliant as always, we now use this training yearly as a team.”

“Fantastic training – very appropriate for Practice Nursing.”

“Varied content, appropriate for my learning needs. enjoyed the mini-worksheets.”

“Trainer was helpful and informative, gave opportunity to ask questions and encouraged discussion.”

“Excellent course, good level of teaching at appropriate level.”
“I feel more confident and up to date.”
“(The trainer) very helpful and knowledgeable and shared own experiences.”
“Definitely (recommend the course) and would recommend annual updates.”

“always learn on these updates in a really relevant manner of learning.”

“Always informative & well delivered. Well Done!”

“It was slightly different from what I’ve had before but yes, it was excellent!”

“Trainer was very helpful & informative.”

“Always find it informative & enjoyable.”

“lots of questions answered- lots of practical advise.”

“Fast paced, Interactive & informative.”

“Interesting and Stimulating Training.”

“Trainer was interesting to listen to – engaging and very knowledgeable.”

“very helpful and reassuring.”


Annual Flu Update including BLS and Anaphylaxis (£150+VAT)

Perfect for Agency nurses or staff who only deliver the influenza vaccination programme.

  • Course includes current influenza Flu plan (including disease awareness, adult and childhood flu vaccines).
  • Adult/Paediatric/Infant BLS and Choking
  • Anaphylaxis awareness

Training Testimonials

“Hannah and Katy lovely, made the course fun, interesting and very informative.”

“Definitely would recommend this course”

“The trainer was helpful and informative, especially in relation to practice.”

“Very well presented, best CPR update in years!”

Very clear information, suitable for all healthcare professionals.”

“Brilliant facilities, lovely lunch & easy parking.”

I would recommend this course 100% for anyone.”

The trainer was helpful…as always, answered all questions thoroughly and good demos.”

“good informative update, and lovely trainers.”


Travel Health update (1/2 day) – (£75+VAT)

This is a half day (1pm-5pm) travel health update for staff who currently deliver travel health advise and travel vaccinations.

Training delivered by a Travel Health Specialist Nurse and in line with RCN (2018) Competencies: Travel Health Nursing: Career and competence development and Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service https://rcpsg.ac.uk/travel-medicine/good-practice-guidance-for-providing-a-travel-health-service

Course Content:

  • What’s new in travel medicine?
  • Covid-19:
    • How to advise travellers during the pandemic?
    • Identifying high risk traveller/travel
    • Revised risk assessment process
  • Measles & travel
  • Provision of an NHS travel health service
  • Malaria update
  • Other risks
  • Travel vaccine update
  • Q&A
  • Which are the best resources to use?
  • How to stay up to date

Cancellation Notice

Should you be unable to attend, please be advised that we operate a minimum 28 days cancellation notice, with no charge. Should you fall outside this period, a cancellation charge of £75 will be made; alternatively, a suitable replacement delegate may be sent on discussion with the training provider.