Training requirements


Public Health Scotland is responsible for implementing and monitoring mandatory training for designated YFVCs in Scotland.

This training is only open to registered YFVCs in Scotland or those applying to become designated.

It is mandatory that one clinical member of staff attends the initial tutor-led training session, however, we also recommend that all clinical staff, as a minimum, completes the free online training resource before giving advice about yellow fever and administering the vaccine.

What will training cover?

The training will focus on the administration of yellow fever vaccine and associated issues but won't include general travel health training.

To maintain designation status, it's mandatory that at least one clinical member of staff from the YFVC completes online yellow fever training every two years. However, we recommend that all clinical staff involved in advising travellers about yellow fever should either attend tutor-led training sessions or complete the free online training every two years.

Who is eligible for training?

This would be a clinical member of staff such as a registered:

  • doctor
  • nurse
  • pharmacist

Training topics will include:

  • yellow fever disease
  • yellow fever vaccine
  • vaccination certificates
  • administrative issues
  • case studies

Training fees

For new YFVCs, the initial fee of £100 includes a tutor-led training session for one clinical member of staff that will work in the YFVC. 

Please don't include payment when you send in the completed application and Conditions of Designation forms.

Our finance department will contact you for payment, and your training place will be confirmed.

Details of how to pay is on the invoice.

Register for training

To register, complete the training application form within the Designation of Yellow Fever Centres Information Pack.

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Training dates

Tutor-led online training will be delivered from 10am to 4pm on the following dates:

  • 23 February 2023
  • 23 March 2023
  • 1 June 2023

Training programme

The new yellow fever vaccine eLearning resource is available to healthcare professionals on the NES TURAS Learn digital platform.

You will need to log into TURAS Learn to access it – if you do not have a TURAS Learn account, you can sign up for free.

It aims to help support registered healthcare practitioners to gain the knowledge they require to safely and effectively deliver yellow fever vaccines.