Nottingham Trent University to host St John Ambulance to deliver vital COVID-19 vaccination training

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will host St John Ambulance to train hundreds of volunteers as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Throughout February and March, the NTU Events and Conferencing team will provide access to the Dryden building on the University’s City Campus free of charge to be used as a Nottingham training centre, to help support the national COVID-19 effort.

Approximately 100 volunteers a day will be trained at NTU, who will then be able to support vaccination centres in various roles in and around Nottingham.

St John Ambulance aims to train around 30,000 vaccination volunteers by Spring 2021 and the first teams of trained volunteers have already begun administering the vaccine across the country.

Jill Miles, Head of Operational Planning and Delivery at Nottingham Trent University, said: “We are very proud to open our doors to St John Ambulance to deliver this important training as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme.  This has provided the university with another opportunity to continue our ongoing support with the national COVID-19 effort.

“Our Dryden facilities will allow St John Ambulance to train up to 100 volunteers a day through February and March and we applaud all the vaccination volunteers stepping up to take part in the fight against this pandemic.”