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In this section you will find resources aimed at trainers.


Resources for Trainers and Facilitators

This section holds resources to support trainers and facilitators to deliver facilitated learning sessions locally.  The learning within the resources mirrors the learning available in all the previous sections

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This resource supports people working in vaccination settings to develop learning on how communication skills in the context of their role, can be used to achieve positive shared experiences.

The resource supports delivery of a facilitated session that lasts approximately 3.5 hours.

The suite of resources includes everything required for delivery:

Learning outcomes -  By the end of this session participants will:

  • Describe the context of effective communication in relation to the concept of person-centred care
  • Describe the principles and use of active listening and responding skills
  • Describe the principles and use of de-escalation techniques
  • Have an action plan of how you will implement these skills in practice
  • Be aware of other useful sources of information

Practitioners involved in vaccination should discuss locally available opportunities with their supervisor / line manager.

Vaccinating Children and Young People Training Resources

Vaccinating those aged 5-11yrs

The aim of this resource is to help support healthcare practitioners with the knowledge to support safe and effective administration of Comirnaty® 10 micrograms/dose (COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine, Pfizer/BioNTech).

Please discuss your learning requirements with your line manager and ensure that you adhere your local educational and clinical governance policy and guidance, for example undertaking paediatric basic life support.

Vaccinating those aged 12-17yrs

Vaccine Specific Training Resources
patient receiving vaccination

It is important to note that different COVID-19 vaccines may become available and that they will have different storage, dilution/reconstitution and administration requirements. You must be familiar with the specific recommendations for the COVID-19 vaccine you are delivering. 

You can find learning resources to support the development of vaccine specific knowledge in this section under the following headings: 

  • Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty®) 30 micrograms/dose COVID-19 Vaccine  
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria®) COVID-19 Vaccine  
  • Moderna (Spikevax®)COVID-19 Vaccine  
  • Third primary dose  
  • Booster programme 
  • Vaccination clinics 

You will also find version control logs that highlights any updates made to the resources. 


Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty®) COVID-19 Vaccine 30 micrograms/dose licensed for those aged 12 years and above

AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria®) COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna (Spikevax®) COVID-19 Vaccine  

Third primary dose

Booster programme

Vaccination clinic posters

Core Learning Training Resources


Core Learning for COVID-19 Vaccinators Training Resources have now been transferred to Interactive eLearning for learners to complete directly - Please contact if you wish to discuss further

Intramuscular (IM) Injection Technique


This short learning resource and video on intramuscular injections are intended to support practitioners administering COVID-19 Vaccines:

Supported Learning Training Resources

In this section you will find a wider range of learning resources to support your role as vaccinator. 

The following resource topics are accessible on this page: 

  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding and women’s health 
  • Vaccination, safety and security 
  • Person-centered care
  • Consent 


Pregnancy, breastfeeding and women's health

Vaccination, safety and security

Person-centered care



In this section you can access the latest webinar recordings and slides. 


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Alternative Formats

These resources may be available, in full or summary form, in alternative formats and community languages.  Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

Transcripts of any videos within these resources are available on request.