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Healthcare Associated Infections

Preventing Infection in Care Trainer Programme

A trainer programme was developed in 2016 to support the implementation of learning from the Preventing Infection in Care DVD and to build local capacity to deliver the education programme.


The programme provides an opportunity for staff with an education remit working in care homes and adult day care services to enhance their knowledge and skills on infection prevention and control education and support them in implementing this into their local training provision.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have so far held 4 cohorts of the trainer programme, two in 2016 and two in 2017.   We are hoping to hold a further two cohorts during 2018.

What is involved in the training programme?

The programme comprises two-day training workshop as well as ongoing support from NES. The trainer programme is free of charge and open to care homes, hospices and organisations providing adult day care across Scotland. 

The trainer programme covers: 

  • Infection prevention and control education focussing on the Standard Infection Control Precautions which align with Scotland’s National Infection Prevention and Control Manual 
  • specific infections in care homes/adult day care services, outbreak management and antimicrobial resistant and stewardship
  • application of learning activities in practice, audit/monitoring tools and impact evaluation 

What are the requirements of the participants?

  • There should be an education remit to the participants role
  • Must be able to attend both days of the trainer programme
  • Support from the care home/organisation’s manager is required
  • The employing organisation will be asked to agree to the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines the requirements of NES, the trainer and the care organisation
  • Participants must provide NES with a progress report 6 months after completing the training and an impact evaluation report one year after the training

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in participating in the trainer programme, please contact hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk to express your interest.

Privacy and Data Protection

You will find full details regarding the data we hold and process in respect of the trainer programme in our Privacy and Data Protection Notice.


Quotes from previous cohort attendees:


 “The two-day event was presented in a professional manner, with time for group and individual discussions. The best training, I have attended in years” 

Cohort 2 trainer


“I found the training very interesting and educational and feel more confident now to go back to work and carry out workshops on infection control to heighten awareness and to reduce risk.”

Cohort 3 trainer


“Very informative, good selection of topics. Great opportunity to discuss education delivery with other participants. Really good days, well done to everyone involved.”

Cohort 4 trainer