Training Requirements for Flu Vaccination

Published on: 9th November 2022 | Updated on: 3rd August 2023

Training Requirements for Flu Vaccination 2022 onwards.

The flu training requirements have been agreed and are as follows:


Annual BLS Training (on a rolling 12 month basis). BLS Training can either be provided by a private provider or will be available through HEIW. The move to annual BLS is to bring community pharmacy in line with other healthcare professionals who are required to undertake annual BLS training.

There will be 2 components of the annual BLS training:

  • Online Training package
  • Face to face assessment

BLS training can be accessed either through HEIW or via another accredited provider (who meets British Resuscitation Council standards)

EXPERIENCED VACCINATORS (who have provided vaccinations in the previous year):

  • Annual BLS training as above
  • No requirement to attend any vaccinator refresher training
  • Experienced vaccinators will be required to complete the annual update either provided by their private provider (accredited by HEIW) or the Flu Two module provided by Public Health Wales and complete a self-declaration on competency

NEW OR RETURNING VACCINATORS (did not provide vaccinations in the previous flu season):

  • Annual BLS training as above
  • If wishing to provide a private and NHS service – access training through an accredited private provider (private provider can also provide the BLS component)
  • If wishing to only provide an NHS service – Complete the Flu Two model (new to vaccination option) and attend a face to face competency assessment provided by HEIW


Accreditation Flow Chart

FluTwo Module – Private Organisations User Form