COVID-19 Vaccination Training

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The Leeds Health and Care Academy has played a vital role in the city’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Working alongside our partners in Leeds, we have worked at pace to support the recruitment and training of the vaccinator workforce.

As part of this, we worked together to coordinate, develop and source essential training materials for vaccinators. These training documents are relevant for experienced vaccinators, new vaccinators and vaccination support staff who were deployed to deliver the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme across Leeds and West Yorkshire. Please find links to various training materials below.

National guidance & resources

Leeds-specific guidance & resources

For information regarding your first shift, where to park, wellbeing, FAQs and more, visit the following link: Working at the vaccination centres (leedsth.nhs.uk)

Training Requirements

This section provides up-to-date training requirements for all staff working on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. MaST training is accessed via e-lfh. Any face to face elements will be arranged locally. You will find specific training guidance for vaccinating under 18’s further down the page.

The training requirements for different roles are as follows:

  • Everybody who is working on the Vaccination Programme: Section A
  • Registered and non-registered vaccinators: Section A + Section B
  • Non-clinical staff: Section A + Section C
All of the training elements are listed below, along with how often the training needs to be refreshed.

Section A (all staff): 

Section B (registered & non-registered vaccinators): 

Section C (non-clinical): 

Booster Vaccines

In addition to the standard training requirements listed in sections A + B, staff who will be administering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccination must ensure that they have completed the additional units as shown in the following chart. More information can be accessed via FutureNHS. Please note: you will need to set up an account with FutureNHS to be able to access this page.

Vaccinating 16-17 year olds

In addition to the standard training requirements listed in sections A + B, staff who are vaccinating 16-17 year olds must ensure that they have completed the additional units as shown in the following chart. More information can be accessed via FutureNHS. Please note: you will need to set up an account with FutureNHS to be able to access this page.

Vaccinating 12-15 year olds

In addition to the standard training requirements listed in sections A + B, staff who are vaccinating 12-15 year olds must ensure that they have completed the additional units as shown in the following chart. More information can be accessed via FutureNHS. Please note: you will need to set up an account with FutureNHS to be able to access this page.

Vaccinator Information Refresh

In instances where staff have been using COVID-19 vaccines on a regular basis throughout 20/21, but have completed fewer than 2 shifts in a month (and therefore may have missed several regular locally-delivered update sessions) non-registered vaccinators should have a 1-2-1 catch-up session with their Supervisor prior to vaccinating, to go through any key changes shared in update sessions they have missed. It will then be for local judgement whether further update training or reassessment of competency is required.
 
In instances where staff have had a substantial break from vaccinating of 3 months or longer (or have completed COVID-19 vaccination training more than 3 months ago but have not been deployed):
 
  • Non-registered vaccinators should have a 1-2-1 catch-up session with their Supervisor prior to vaccinating to go through any key changes shared in update sessions they have missed.
  • Non-registered vaccinators should be assessed against the PHE competency assessment tool by a Supervisor, with observation of technique, to determine whether the individual needs to refresh any training.
  • RHCPs need to maintain their clinical knowledge and skills under their professional registrations and accountability. They could consider completing a self-assessment against the PHE competency assessment tool to identify any knowledge or skill areas requiring refresh.

Thank you for your support in helping to keep our city safe.