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Awareness of Legionnaires' Disease

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
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On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease each year in the UK, although many believe this total is generally underestimated. The disease is caused by the 'Legionella pneumophilia' bacteria and is an extremely serious form of Legionellosis, causing high fever and proving fatal in approximately 12% of cases.

In an attempt to help reduce these figures, this module has been developed by Virtual College working with partners Life Environmental Services. It has been designed to help raise awareness of Legionnaires' disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionnella bacterium.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires' disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated with the disease. The module also provides information on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak
  • Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
  • Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
  • Recognise the role of water handling system owners
  • Recognise the role of water handling systems safety providers
  • Identify higher risk water handling system

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • An Introduction to Legionnaires' Disease in Water Handling Systems
  • How do Legionnaires' Outbreak Occur?
  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Water Handling Systems Owner's Safety Responsibility
  • Water Handling Systems - Service Provider Responsibility and Opportunity
  • Legionella Risk System - Cooling Towers
  • Legionella Risk - Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Photo Album and Summary

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at those working with manufactured water handling systems or in an environment where water handling systems are used.


With approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 - 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

A well presented easy to follow course with ample opportunity to review and recover course content
15/02/2017 PD
I was impressed by the simple but effective way it is set out and put across, easy to understand
22/04/2016 JR
The Course was very easy to navigate and to understand
21/03/2016 PK
All very informative and easy to follow.
21/10/2015 IB
It's simplicity to use without having to read loads of notes
17/09/2015 KC
Very quick to complete and understand as content delivered clearly
SW 23/07/2015
This course has given me a lot more awareness as to what and why to look for when doing my weekly and monthly checks and how important it is to be more vigilant very eye opening and informative
TH 16/03/2015
I thought the course was well presented and easy to navigate. The information was presented clearly and I could complete the course at my own pace. I particularly liked the ability to save my progress and return to where I had left off at a later date
DF 15/03/2015
it has given me a lot more awareness as to what and why to look for when doing my weekly and monthly checks and how important it is to be more vigilant very eye opening and informative
TH 16/03/2015
There was a good mix of interactive aspects and reading
AC 17/02/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

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