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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Educational Settings

About the course

Brief Description of the Course:

This is a fully online course and requires access to an internet enabled computer or tablet. Once students receive the log in details for the programme then they can complete the course at any time and the certificate can be printed off at the end of the course. The course consists of a series of short training units followed by a quiz. The quiz can be retaken if it is not achieved at the first attempt.

Our Coronavirus in Educational settings covers the most up to date information and guidance regarding the symptoms, treatment and transmission of Covid-19. It also encompasses how to appropriate risk assess and manage the risk in an educational environment. It is ideal for both staff and managers to ensure they are working from the latest scientific and government guidance.

COVID-19 is a new infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. It was not known until December 2019, following an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020, meaning that the virus had spread worldwide.

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes a duty on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. COVID-19 presents a risk to all employees and those with whom their employees have contact with. Therefore, a risk assessment should be completed by the employer to identify the risks and implement control measures to eliminate or significantly reduced those risks in order to comply with this legislation.

Entry Requirements:

This course is available to all individuals with an internet enabled tablet or computer. The training and assessment is only available in English.

Certification: This course is certified by the CPD certification service.

Course Units:

  • What is COVID-19?

  • Transmission information & terminology

  • Prevention measures

  • Guidance for schools

  • COVID-19 Risk Assessment


All applicants must complete fire awareness before they can access any further courses. The fire awareness course is free with the first course booked per applicant and must be repeated annually with new bookings. 1 booking = 1 course (regardless of whether this is multiple individuals on one course or one individual on multiple courses.

To book multiple courses please complete the Business Course Booking form. This can be requested through adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk.

Number of bookings per application (business or individual) - Cost

1 - £12

2-9 - £10

10-49 - £8

50+ - £6

Discount is applied per booking and not per company, for example a company/individual booking 15 candidates/courses will pay £8 per course. If they subsequently book a further 6 places, they will pay £10 per course.


Please see the industry short online training section of the Adult Skills website for our full training offer.

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively if you wish to book multiple courses or for multiple applicants and access the multi booking discount then please complete the Business Booking form -


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