Short course

Immunisations and Vaccinations

A theoretical course on the UK immunisation programme.


The course focuses on the theoretical aspect of immunisations and vaccinations in line with PHE National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (2018).

To ensure the ongoing delivery of a high quality, safe and effective immunisation programme that achieves high uptake, it is important that all practitioners involved in immunisation have a comprehensive level of knowledge and are confident in immunisation policy and procedures. This course aims to develop knowledge and capabilities within immunisations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information about the relevant diseases and vaccines to patients, parents, and carers

  • Support individuals to make informed decisions about vaccination

  • Promote public confidence in vaccination

  • Improve the uptake of immunisation

  • Know where to request expert specialist advice if required

Who would benefit?

This course is intended for Health Practitioners new to their area requiring an update, Health Practitioners who give advice, and Health Practitioners who wish to update on the topics covered in the foundation course.

This course focuses on the theoretical aspects of immunisations and vaccinations. The practice of administration technique is supported by your employer.

If you are a new practitioner or beginning to administer immunisations, you are advised to obtain a mentor in practice. This is in line with the recommendations made in the UK Government’s Immunisation training standards for healthcare practitioners.


Time for completion: 6-8 hours (this will include working through the learning materials, and additional required readings).

Fees and enrolment

Level: Short Course

Cost: £85

If you're interested in finding out more about this course or would like more information before you enrol, please register your interest and we'll be in touch with more information.