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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.

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:

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



Workforce Education: COVID-19 Vaccination 2023 Programme – Vaccines available from 25th September
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 


Vaccination, safety and security

Person-centered care

  • This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to recognise, manage and support individuals who are experiencing Procedural Anxiety during vaccination procedures. This resource may also be helpful for staff who are...



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

  • This webinar recording provides an update to practitioners on the current guidance and support for managing people with allergies in relation to COVID-19 vaccination was held on the 23rd of March 2021. The recording can be viewed here. Please note...


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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.