Vaccination Training (Practical & online)

Type of Study
Online, Workshop
Public Health
Study Time
online course + half day workshop
Online Course Cost
See Below
Workshop dates

We are currently organising dates for the 2019 season. If you would like to register your interest, please follow the 'Register Your Interest' link. A member of our team will be in touch once the workshop dates are available.

Course Overview

Buttercups vaccination Training is designed for pharmacists who are new to delivering vaccinations, or for those pharmacists who are due their three yearly face to face training for injection technique and basic life support.

Completed alongside the appropriate disease awareness training, this practical training will enable pharmacists to deliver both Flu and Travel vaccinations.

As part of this course you have access to online training for flu.

To provide you with access to online Travel Health Training, we have partnered with Valneva UK. In order to access and complete the online Travel Health Training course, please register for an account at

Private Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are available for both Flu and Travel vaccinations* via our partner PharmaDoctor. You can order the required private PGDs at the same time as enrolling onto one of our courses.

*For more information about eTool and the accompanying set of Travel PGDs, please visit

How will this course benefit me?

Our courses are designed in line with the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners. The practical element of this Vaccination Training course will include the following:

  • Intra-muscular, subcutaneous and intranasal injection technique
  • Basic life support (Adult and Paediatric), including use of a defibrillator
  • Anaphylaxis recognition and management
  • Use of adrenaline auto-injectors and drawing adrenaline from an ampoule
  • Reconstitution of vaccines

Our practical training is delivered by community pharmacists who are experienced in delivering vaccinations in pharmacy together with our team of first aid instructors.

Supervised Clinical Practice

In addition to completing comprehensive foundation Immunisation training, new immunisers should also have a period of supervised practice with a registered healthcare practitioner who is experienced, up to date and competent in immunisation.

You may also wish to consider supervised practice if a long duration of time has passed since you last delivered vaccinations to patients.

If you require support with supervised clinical practice, please contact us:

"I found the Buttercups flu vaccination training to be the most comprehensive and relevant package I've encountered to date, our Pharmacists were unanimous in praise of the Buttercups seasonal flu vaccination training"

Chris Skitterall - Head of Professional Services - Hollowood Chemists Ltd

"I found the Buttercups Flu training not only informative but enjoyable to. The bitesize modules help one digest the information in manageable amounts. The end of sections tests really help you prepare for the end assessment. I have nothing but praise for the course."

Kam Patel

The Course Content
In line with National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for registered Healthcare Practitioners, the online course provides you with knowledge of Flu and Flu vaccinations, and includes the following components:
Module 1
The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules

Module 2
The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work

Module 3
Vaccines preventable diseases - Flu

Module 4
The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications

Module 5
Current issues in immunisation

Module 6
Communication with patients, parents, carers and other relevant people

Module 7
Legal issues in immunisation

Module 8
Storage and handling of vaccines

Module 9
Correct administration of vaccines

Module 10
Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions

Module 11
Documentation, record keeping and reporting


Online assessment following completion of online learning
Practical assessment of injection technique and BLS during the workshop