COVID-19 Training

Accessed by over 190,000 people this Covid-19 prevention course has been designed to provide you with information on the Coronavirus as well as suggesting best practices for the workplace to help prevent coronavirus. Updated regularly to match the changing landscape of Covid-19 this online course includes an instant digital certificate on completion and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

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Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • 30 Minutes Training Time
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Online Interactive Course
  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

This online training course aims to provide learners with information on COVID-19 and suggests best practice for businesses in the current climate.

There isn’t an industry or sector that hasn’t been affected by COVID-19. These challenging times are calling for businesses and organisations to adapt and adjust.

The COVID-19 training structure is as follows:

  • Introduction: This section summaries the learning outcomes
  • What are the symptoms?: This section provides details of the main symptoms of COVID-19, and explains what you should do if you have the symptoms or have spent time with those who have them, covering different scenarios: whether you live alone, live in a household with others or in a support bubble, or if you have spent time with other households
  • How to prevent COVID-19?: We provide detailed descriptions of each preventative measures – face coverings, washing hands and staying safe and alert – as well as up to date information drawn from government guidance regarding what you can do, where you can go and what measures you must follow to help prevent COVID-19 in public places, public gatherings and at work.
  • Social distancing, self-isolation and shielding: This section explores each of these important areas of helping prevent COVID-19, and provides guidance and best practice for each one.
  • Best practices for work: This section provides advice for those working at home, and those working on-site.

This COVID-19 training course contains challenges and evaluations to help learners check their knowledge as they progress. Resources are available throughout this course so learners can access the latest information on COVID-19. Information on references for this course are also provided within the training.

This training also provides learners with links to up to date, online sources of information for the latest developments on COVID-19.

As the guidance around COVID-19 is constantly revised, we want to ensure that we deliver the most up to date information possible as part of this course. We therefore review and update the content each week in line with current best practice.

Please note – while this covid awarness training course includes guidance from across the UK, the content is primarily based upon regulations and guidance in England.

How to use this COVID-19 course

This COVID-19 course is not authorised medical advice and should only be used for information and educational purposes only. The content covers an overview of COVID-19 as well as the general approach individuals and business can take towards minimising the risk of infection.

This coronavirus training is for educational purposes only so does not constitute professional medical or public health advice and should not be relied upon in place of professional medical or public health advice.

Links to professional and public health body websites are contained within the content in the resources section of this covid awareness training.

Covid-19 Certificate

Learners will be able to download a digital covid training certificate on completion of this coronavirus course. This covid training certificate can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

Further Training

After completing this Covid-19 training take a look at some more of our 350+ accredited courses such as Safe Return to Work: Food CateringInfection Prevention in Social Care and An Introduction to Infection Control & Prevention.

You will learn

  • The symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you display them
  • Personal hygiene measures to prevent COVID-19
  • What businesses should be doing
  • Tips for social distancing and self-isolation
  • Best practices for work (home & on location)

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone who requires an overview of the essential information of COVID-19 and how this could affect working practices

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.