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Course Outline

AccreditedCPD module
Electronic Pack
Study day at venue33
Case study submission
Post study day competency booklet
CPD hours300200
Credits30 level 4

This sixteen week module aims to enhance the health care assistants knowledge and skills associated with the administration of seasonal immunization programs and injection of vitamin B12 in the primary care setting.

It is designed for experienced Primary Health Care Assistants who have had a minimum of two years’ experience working as a Health Care Assistant in primary care. The module will enable students to expand their role and gain new knowledge and skills in the administration of influenza, pneumococcal and shingles vaccination and hydroxocobalamin ( vitamin B12) injection. On completion students will be able to administer these vaccinations and injections using Patient Specific Directives.

Suitable For

Health care assistants with a minimum two years’ experience in primary care. They must hold a Level 3 healthcare qualification or have completed the 60-credit Primary Health Care Assistant module. Applicants must have completed basic life support training within the previous 12 months of commencing the module. They must be supported by a named registered nurse mentor.


Teesside University UCPD Immunisations and Injections for Health Care Assistants in Primary Care 30 credits Level 4


Short course

Content Includes

  • Aims of immunization
  • The immune system and how it works
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Informed consent/capacity
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication
  • Patient-group versus patient-specific directives
  • Health care assistant boundaries administering vaccinations/injections
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Infection prevention
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Injection technique and intranasal administration
  • Management of adverse events
  • Anaphylaxis
  • National guidelines and vaccination policy


All students must complete competencies within the clinical setting, signed by the registered nurse.

Students on the university accredited module will also submit a 3,000 word written assignment.

For more details about how the assessment works for University accredited courses, please see our FAQs section here.

Dates and Locations

Start Date
26 July 2022
Sixteen weeks
26 July 2022
Workshop day
20 September 2022
Workshop day
21 September 2022
Workshop day

Another enjoyable study day at Crow Trees. Learnt loads, interesting and informative. Jo and Ruth were really easy to listen to (not boring!).

Student, Crow Trees