Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Professionals 9th & 10th May 2024



Thursday 9th & Friday 10th May

at Sunderland BIC

Duration: 2 days:  Time:09:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: £299.  Includes Certificates and light refreshments

Course overview

This workshop provides essential information for all Registered Healthcare Practitioners working in any setting managing or administering vaccines .  As some individuals delay and/or hesitate in their decision regarding vaccination, questioning the safety and efficacy of the vaccines; health professionals must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently and competently; promote and administer vaccines.

Who is the Course for?

Registered Healthcare Practitioners involved in immunisation in any context whether managing, advising or administering vaccines including:

  • Community Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives
  • School Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Paediatric and A&E Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Occupational Health Nurses

Course pre-requisite:  All participants must be a Registered Healthcare Professional and be up to date with basic life support.

Before registering for this workshop participants must ensure theyhave a supervisor in practice who is a Registered Health Professional (nurse /pharmacist/doctor) who will have professional responsibility for ensuring the health professional has met the necessary standards of competency”.

Course participants will also be expected to:

  • attend the two-day workshop
  • complete the Competency Framework Assessment Tool
  • administer thirty (30) vaccines under supervision on at least three(3) separate occasions


The aims and objectives of the workshop are

 To ensure:

  • patient safety
  • those who immunise are competent to do so
  •  health professionals provide a high standard of care

Course content includes:

  • Aims of immunisation: national policy and schedules
  • The immune response/ how vaccines work and types of vaccines
  • Communicating with patients about vaccines
  • Legal aspects of vaccination
  •  Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Management of anaphylaxis and other adverse events
  • Strategies for improving immunisation uptake rates


  • Pre- course quiz
  • Post course quiz
  • Competence Assessment Tool (completed during a period of supervised practice to allow for acquisition of clinical skills and supervisor observation of application of knowledge to practice as recommended by the RCN)