COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training Resource for Childcare Settings

This digital training course provides information on infection prevention and control and COVID-19 for all staff working in childcare and childminding settings registered with the local Health and Social Care Trusts.

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The Department for Health's (DoH) COVID-19 Guidance for Registered Group Childcare Settings and the DoH COVID-19 Childcare-Guidance for Childminders require managers of early years' childcare settings and childminders to ensure that they and their staff are trained in infection control. This training course has been developed specifically to meet this need and to incorporate the DoH COVID-19 Guidance into an online/digital course.  

The content for this training course has been developed by the Childcare Partnerships/Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and has been endorsed by the Public Health Agency (PHA).  The content is subject to ongoing review as knowledge in relation to COVID-19 increases and advice is changed.

This course is for all staff working as childcare providers registered with local Health and Social Care Trusts including:

  • Daycare Nurseries
  • Preschool and School Aged Childcare Settings
  • Childminding Services
  • Crèches and Developmental Programmes for 2-3 Year Olds
  • Summer Schemes
  • Approved Home Childcarers

Completion of the course including the assessment exercises is certificated. 

NB: Please note that in order to receive a certificate, you need to read through the text and complete all sections in each module before successfully answering the final assessment.


You will need to register to use this resource or you may already be registered. 

When completing registration - please include your name and surname. This will ensure that your certificate (which you will receive once you have successfully completed the course) has your full name on it. 

Remember to download and save or print your certificate when you complete the assessment. This will not be saved within the resource.

Click here to access a quick guide to downloading and saving your certificate.

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Republished: 23/09/21

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COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training Resource for Childcare Settings