Incorporating immunisation into the role of the Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) has limitations and implications to clinical care and should therefore be considered carefully by the whole healthcare team. Training in immunisation is essential for HCSWs whose employers wish them to immunise.  It is recommended that HCSWs should only be considered for training where they:

  • hold a Level 3 Qualification (e.g. NVQ3, Level 3 diploma, A-levels) or have completed the Care Certificate


  • have at least two years’ experience as a HCSW

We therefore require an application form for each delegate from the practice/line manager stating that the delegate meets the required standards, detailing their length of experience as an HCSW and the qualification they hold and that they are prepared to support the delegate in this extended role.

Course Structure

The training will consist of e-Learning, full day webinar on 23rd September and a half day practical session either morning or afternoon of 30th September at The Countryside Centre, Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

Please select a time via workshops or contact the Training Hub with your preference.

The trainer will cover flu vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine and B12 injections but NOT the nasal flu for children or the shingles vaccine.

Teas and Coffees will be provided.

The pre-webinar e-learning will be sent out at least 2 weeks ahead of the webinar (along with workbooks and trainee immuniser portfolios) to ensure that delegates have time to complete their e-learning.​

How to book

  • Express Interest by 8th September
  • You will be sent a form within 2 weeks for your manager to complete regarding your experience and the level that you are working to.
  • Forms will then be assessed and you will receive an e-mail to say whether your application has been accepted and you have been booked onto the course.
  • Select time of practical by booking workshop through My Account or e-mailing

Venue for Practical will be at the Countryside Centre at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. All delegates will need to purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines in the main car park. Fees are £2 for up to six hours and payment can be made either by cash or via the Phone & Pay App using code 2733.

Please note that your name and email address will be passed to the supplier so that they can send you joining instructions and any feedback surveys.