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We are strongly committed to our role as one of the key providers of health protection training. Our training programmes, based on the expertise of our staff, prepare and support individuals and organisations involved in protecting people from  infectious disease, chemical, poison or radiation hazards, and from new and emerging threats, including new strains of disease or bioterrorist attack.

We offer a wide variety of education and training opportunities at local, national, and international level.  Many masters degrees and professional organisation training systems are supported by staff members who also organise secondment opportunities.



HPA Diploma Programme

This qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding necessary for individuals to participate in the development, evaluation and operation of emergency plans and to enable their employers to comply with legislation. The programme concentrates on the need for emergency management, the design and construction of emergency plans and the operation of emergency plans. Additionally the qualification will provide candidates with the opportunity to develop, deliver and assess training and exercises relevant to emergency planning.

HPA Diploma Programme course details

Postgraduate training available at the Health Protection Agency

The Centre for Infections at Colindale runs an active Postgraduate Group, comprising both full-time and part-time research students, and provides onsite support and guidance for over 25 students per year.

Postgraduate study at the Health Protection Agency


Chemicals and Poisons training

Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division training events are available to HPA staff and to delegates from partner agencies, such as local authorities, the NHS and emergency services. 

›› Chemicals and Poisons training


eHealth is a new online education and training service for healthcare professionals, exclusively for the National Health Service.

›› eHealth

Infections training

We offer training to healthcare professionals involved in areas such as immunisation, biosafety, bioinformatics and statistics

›› Infections training

Radiation training

The Radiation Protection Division of the HPA represents an in-depth resource with respect to the provision of radiation safety training. 

›› Radiation training