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COVID-19 IPC Training 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. It has been designed to provide flexible access to the learning content and support childcare workers to learn at a time and pace that suits them best.

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Register to access your certificate of completion

To access the resource and obtain your certificate of completion, childminders and early years professionals need to have Signed Up using the My Early Years Account. Once you have completed the sign up and are logged in – you can begin to work through the content.

Accessing Your Certificate of Completion: You will be able to access your certificate of completion when you have successfully achieved 100% in the multiple choice assessment at the end of the resource. A certificate will open and this will be saved into the Certificate folder of your My Early Years Account.

NB: Please note you should work through all of the content of the resource and complete all the knowledge questions and reflective learning questions within each module before attempting the final multiple choice assessment.

Remember to save your reflective learning questions to show your inspector at your inspection.

Click here to access a guide to registering a Childcare User Account.

Click here to access a guide to obtaining your Certificate of Completion.


The content for resource was developed by the Childcare Partnerships/Health and Social Care Board (now the Strategic Planning and Performance Group) in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council during 2020-21.  The content is subject to ongoing review as knowledge in relation to COVID-19 increases and advice is changed.

It was updated and republished on 23 September 2021.


If you need any help/support using/accessing the above digital resources, please email 

NB: The resources work best when launched from Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari web browsers.

Updated: 28/03/2022