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These training options give educators the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach about important health topics, using e-Bug resources.

These training options give educators the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach about important health topics, using e-Bug resources.

e-Bug Health Educator Training

This free e-learning course is for educators and members of the community who teach children and young people (aged 4-18 yrs).

Use this course to learn more about important health topics and increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in using e-Bug resources, which tie into efforts to reduce the spread of infections and antibiotic resistance in the UK. The course can be used to support parents, carers and educators to teach children using the e-Bug resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preventing and Managing Infections in Childcare and Pre-school

Use this free e-learning course to learn practical tips on keeping early years settings safe.

Topics will cover what microbes are and how they spread in an early years setting, looking at simple ways of preventing and stopping infections.

We will also explore the ways you can protect children from infectious diseases, including proper use of antibiotics and vaccinations.

This course is aimed at anyone who works with or cares for infants and young children (under the age of 4 years). This includes nursery nurses, daycare staff, childminders, and carers.

e-Bug Approved Trainer Training (Train the Trainer)

This face-to-face (or remote) workshop aims to increase capacity within your local authority or education system to train other educators about key infection, prevention and control topics using the e-Bug resources.

This workshop would be suitable for:

  • Local Authority or Government officials involved in the management of infections and improving antibiotic use within communities.
  • Leads for: Heathy Schools, Children Young People and Families, STEM outreach, community groups or other educational networks.

Contact if you would be interested in organising a workshop for your local authority, education system or network.

SafeConsume: Food Hygiene educator training

Use our free training sessions to build your confidence in teaching food hygiene and safety topics. These sessions have been developed within the SafeConsume project.

They are designed as an information reservoir, where educators can choose the information they need for their specific teaching situation, without needing to read all of the slides.

These sessions are suitable for:

  • School teachers (Primary/secondary school teachers, science teachers, RSHE teachers, trainers, teaching assistants etc)
  • School nurses
  • Educators of community groups (youth groups, cadets, scouts etc)

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Department for Education Recommendation

The Department for Education have listed e-Bug in their guidance for education and childcare during coronavirus. e-Bug resources are recommended for teaching Infection prevention and control topics, including hand and respiratory hygiene.

NICE Endorsement

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that schools, educational and residential settings for children and young people, use Public Health England’s e-Bug resources to teach about hygiene, infections and antibiotics. e-Bug supports implementation of NICE guidance on antimicrobial stewardship: changing risk-related behaviours in the general population (NG63).

e-Bug is a free educational resource, operated by the UK Health Security Agency. The resources support the government’s ongoing action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance. e-Bug resources make learning about microbes, antibiotics and the spread and treatment of infection engaging and accessible.

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