Pandemic Awareness Online Training

  • Describes what a pandemic is and how it spreads.
  • Considers potential risks to the workplace posed by a pandemic, or disease that spreads quickly around the world.
  • Describes protection measures that can be taken by both an organisation and an individual to prevent further spread of the virus or disease.


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The EssentialSkillz Pandemic Awareness Online Training Course explains what a pandemic is, and the difference between that and a seasonal outbreak. Unlike seasonal outbreaks, which are caused by different types of influenza viruses that already exist within a population, pandemic outbreaks occur when a new virus emerges and spreads rapidly from person to person around the world, as the human body has not yet been able to build immunity. Pandemics can lead to high fatality levels. The course describes physical symptoms, explains how a virus can spread and provides advice about the actions to take to avoid infection and if medical help is required.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, ourPandemic Awareness course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated training administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To explain what a pandemic is and how it spreads.
  • To describe the symptoms of pandemic flu.
  • To advise how to protect yourself from infection.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.


The course lasts approximately 45 minutes.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

The course is suitable for all employees to assist with business continuity during a pandemic.