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Covid-19 Training for NHS, Health and Social Care staff

This 12-section eLearning course from Skills for Health will train NHS, Health and Social Care staff on best practice when dealing with the ongoing pandemic and teach key findings from the course of the last 18 months to improve health, safety and welfare of both staff and patients. The skills learned will include basic awareness about Covid-19 (Coronavirus), how it is transmitted, the severity and symptoms experienced by patients, best practice for infection prevention and control, respiratory education, how to manage and utilise Personal Protective Equipment (PPE and much more).

First launched in March 2020 as a rapid response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Skills for Health eLearning course has been continually developed to increase both the number of modules and learning involved to help prepare new, existing and redeployed staff to deal with and continue to manage Covid-19 cases. 

The content has been developed from guidance provided via

As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we believe in supporting the sector in any way we can, as such this course has two options available, either a FREE version or this certificated version for a small charge.

This course is certificated by Skills for Health.  

Last updated November 2022. 

Skills for Health's Covid-19 Training for NHS, Health and Social Care staff course
Duration: 2 hours approx.
CPD: 2 credits
Assessment Method: No assessment
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Course Provider: Skills For Health
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All healthcare staff with an emphasis on staff working in hospitals, ambulance trusts and the primary care sector. 

This course contains the following:

  • Introduction
  • What is Covid-19?
  • General Covid-19 Guidance
  • Case Definitions and Care Pathways
  • Infection Prevention
  • Respiratory and Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning and Decontamination
  • Patient Placement and Assessment for Infection Risk (Screening/Triaging)
  • Stepdown of Infection Control Precautions and Discharging
  • Continuing to Deliver Care Services
  • Summary


Yes – After placing an order with us, your licences will be available until you’re ready to assign them to the specific learners in your organisation. This allows you to take advantage of our group discounts by purchasing your training ahead of time. Our eLearning Support Team will be in touch to request the details of the learners after you’ve placed your order.

Yes – If your order is over £250, simply choose the ‘Pay by Invoice’ method at the checkout. Our invoice terms are 14 days from the date of your order.

Of course! – We offer a 30-day, no-obligation, free trial of our eLearning courses so you can ensure our content meets your needs.

The free trial is available for business customers looking to purchase eLearning on behalf of their organisation-only.

Head over to our Free Trial page to get started.

Yes – We automatically generate a personalised certificate when you pass the course, this is available to download as a pdf from your eLearning account.

Yes, please get in contact to discuss. We can offer custom packages to suit any requirement.

After your order is confirmed, the eLearning Support Team will be in touch to organise access for you (or your colleague(s)). We aim to do this within 4 hours during business hours.

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If you are using our LearnSpace LMS we will arrange training and provide access to our support portal so you can manage and assign training.

All of our courses come with access for one year. If you need to study the course annually, you’ll need to buy a licence each year.

For organisations buying in bulk, you’ll have the option to take out a multi-year subscription at the checkout, which means your one-year licence will renew automatically each year for the specified duration of the subscription.

Skills for Health has hundreds of course titles and also works with content partners, if you can’t see what you are looking for please get in contact and our expert team will source a suitable title to meet your need.

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