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First Aid at Work - Level 3 (QCF)
Full - 3 days
Requalification - 2 days

This course is essential for First Aiders in the workplace and complies with the current Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.  All employers in the UK have a legal duty to provide first aid cover for their employees.  Self-employed persons must also ensure they have adequate facilities to provide first aid to themselves while at work.

Ofqual approved certificates will be issued to delegates who successfully complete the course.  Certificates are valid for 3 years however, it is recommended by the HSE that a yearly Skills Update (minimum 3 hours) is undertaken to reduce the skills fade of the First Aider.

The 3 day course includes the following subjects:
  • The role of the first aider, including first aid kits, incident reports and preventing cross infection
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures and dislocations, including neck and spinal injuries
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetes 
  • Head injuries, including Stroke
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Use of the AED
The 2 day Requalification course will aim to update the skills and knowledge of the First Aider; covering all of those subjects included in the 3 day course.  The First Aider still has up to 28 days (course must be completed on, or before, the 28th day) after the expiry date of their certificate to requalify on the 2 day course, however during this time they will no longer be considered as being a qualified First Aider.

Courses are assessed by written assessment (multi-choice questions) and ongoing assessment, by the Trainer, of practical skills.

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Gloves

Emergency First Aid at Work - Level 2 (QCF) - 6 hours

The First Aid at Work Guidelines for Employers from the Health and Safety Executive came into effect from 1st October 2009.  This course is required where the First Aid Needs Assessment has identified this level of First Aid cover is necessary.

Ofqual approved certificates will be issued to delegates who successfully complete the course.  Certificates are valid for 3 years however, it is recommended by the HSE that a yearly Skills Update (minimum 3 hours) is undertaken to reduce the skills fade of the First Aider.

The course covers the following subjects:

  • The role of the first aider, including first aid kits, incident reports and preventing cross infection
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Use of the AED

Assessment of the course is by written assessment (multi-choice questions) and ongoing assessment, by the Trainer, of practical skills.

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Woman Performing Abdominal Thrust

Appointed Persons - 6 hours

This course is perfect for the smaller workplace with few health and safety risks, where a nominated person is needed to take control in the event of an accident or illness.  This would be identified in the First Aid Needs Assessment, that the workplace is of a low hazard and there are less than 25 employees.  Certificates are valid for 3 years.

The course covers the following subjects:
  • The role of the first aider, including first aid kits,incident reports and incident management
  • Outline of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Use of the AED
  • Delegates may also ask to cover any specific conditions or injuries they think may be relevant to their workplace.
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Performing Resuscitation

Skills Update for First Aiders - 3 or 6 hours

This course is for workplace First Aiders, both First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work personnel, to update and practice their skills during the period of their qualification.  It allows the First Aider to maintain confidence in their skills and ability in the event of accident or illness.

This course does not requalify the First Aider; they will still need to attend the Requalification course at the appropriate time.  Certificates are valid for 1 year or until requalification, which ever is the sooner.

The 3 hour course includes the following:
  • Assess the situation in an emergency
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty
  • Shock
  • Control of bleeding 
  • Seizures
  • Resuscitation
  • Updating any changes in first aid protocols.

The 6 hour course includes the following:

  • Assess the situation in an emergency
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty
  • Shock
  • Control of bleeding 
  • Seizures
  • Resuscitation
  • Updating any changes in first aid protocols
  • Developing the delegates confidence by conducting simulated casualty scenarios.

Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Baby Resuscitation Manikin

Paediatric First Aid - 12 hour
Level 3 - (RQF) Certification or First Aid Associates Certification 

This course is ideal for those delegates who look after younger children in a primary school, nursery, childminding setting, playgroup, etc, which satisfies OFSTED Standards.  The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage states that "At least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings." It also states that "Providers can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training (preferably one with a nationally approved and accredited first aid qualification or one that is a member of a trade body with an approval and monitoring scheme) but the training must cover the course content as for St John Ambulance or Red Cross paediatric first aid training and be renewed every three years."
 
Therefore the course can be run either as a Level 3 RQF course, in which case there will be a formal assessment by use of multi-choice questions and on-going observed assessment, or as a First Aid Associates course, in which case the assessment is through on-going observed assessment of practical skills.  This difference will be reflected in the cost of the course.  Certificates in either case are valid for 3 years.
 
This qualification can also be used to provide evidence for those who are working towards a qualification in Child Care and Education or as an additional qualification to the 3 day First Aid at Work Certificate, as Baby and Child are not usually covered during that course.  

The course covers the following subjects:
  • Incident management; including first aid kits and incident reports
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Shock
  • Seizures; febrile, absence and epileptic
  • Asthma
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations
  • Objects in the eyes, ears and nose
  • Poisons, bites and stings
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Sudden serious illnesses: including sickle cell anaemia, croup, epiglottis, mumps, measles and meningitis.
  • Choking; baby, child and adult
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; baby, child and adult
  • Resuscitation; baby, child and adult
  • Use of the AED
Assessment of the course is by observed assessment of practical skills, by the Trainer for the First Aid Associates course, but also by means of the multi-choice question paper (as well as observed assessment of practical skills by the Trainer) for the RQF course.

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scraped knee

Emergency Paediatric First Aid - 6 Hour Level 3 - (RQF)

This course is ideal for those delegates who look after younger children in a primary school, nursery, childminding setting, playgroup, etc., having some autonomy, but mainly as a support to the full Paediatric First Aider.

 

 

The course covers the following subjects: 

  • Incident management; including first aid kits and incident reports
  • Control of bleeding
  • Shock
  • Seizures; febrile, absence and epileptic
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Choking; baby, child and adult
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; baby, child and adult
  • Resuscitation; baby, child and adult
  • Use of the AED

Assessment of the course is by written assessment (multi-choice questions) and ongoing assessment, by the Trainer, of practical skills.

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Treating a bleeding arm

First Aid in Schools - 6 hour

This course is ideal for Teachers and Support Staff in the school environment.  The course includes how to deal with all ages, in the event of choking, becoming unconscious or requiring resuscitation.

Certificates are valid for 3 years.



The course covers the following subjects:
  • Incident management; including first aid kits and incident reports
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Shock
  • Head injuries
  • Poisons
  • Choking; child and adult
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; baby, child and adult
  • Resuscitation; baby, child and adult
  • Use of the AED
  • Delegates may also ask to cover any specific conditions or injuries they think may be relevant to their environment.
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Treating Cuts

Save a Life - Baby and Child - 6 hours

This course is ideal for delegates who would like the basic knowledge and skills to deal with common incidents relating to babies and children.  It is relevant to the needs of the general public at home.  Certificates are valid for 3 years.
 
 
 

The course includes the following subjects:
  • Incident management
  • Control of bleeding
  • Shock
  • Seizures; febrile, absence and epileptic
  • Head injuries
  • Choking; baby and child
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Meningitis
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; baby and child
  • Resuscitation; baby and child
  • Use of the AED
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Using auto-injector

Anaphylaxis and Use of Auto-Injector (Epi-Pen) - 2 hours

This course is ideal for those delegates who require the knowledge and skills to deal with an Anaphylactic emergency.  Certificates are valid for 1 year.

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Understanding what Anaphylaxis is
  • Common causes of Anaphylaxis
  • Signs and symptoms of Anaphylaxis
  • Safe use of the auto-injector (Epi-Pen)
  • Resuscitation; baby, child and adult.

 Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Man Performing Resuscitation

Basic Life Support - 2 hours

This course is ideal for delegates who would like the basic knowledge and skills to deal with basic resuscitation, or as an introduction to First Aid.  It is also an ideal course for students to cover as part of their curriculum.

Certificates are valid for 3 years.

The course covers the following subjects:
  • Incident management
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; adult
  • Recognition and treatment of heart attack
  • Resuscitation; adult
  • Use of the AED
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Treating an injured arm

Basic First Aid - 4 hours

This course is ideal for delegates who would like the basic knowledge and skills to deal with common incidents, or as an introduction to First Aid.  It is relevant, in particular, to the needs of the general public, either at home or in the workplace.  It is also an ideal course for students to cover as part of their curriculum.  Certificates are valid for 3 years.

The course includes the following subjects:
  • Incident management
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Shock
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; adult
  • Resuscitation; adult
  • Use of the AED
  • Delegates may also ask to cover any specific conditions or injuries they think may be relevant to their environment.
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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AED and Manikin

Automated External Defibrillation - 4 hours
AED Requalification - 2 hours

This course is ideal for those employers who would like to further enhance the health and safety of the workplace and the skills of their First Aider(s), delegates who would like to increase their skills in emergency aid, health care workers (also serves as a basic module for them) or those who are involved with an organised First Aid Scheme.  Certificates are valid for 1 year.

Every seven minutes one person dies of a heart attack in the UK*.  Most people may have been saved with early defibrillation within the first four minutes.  By having an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), with a trained person available, in the event of a sudden heart attack, the chance of survival can be raised from approximately 12% to 60%.  AED's are safe and easy to use after a short period of training.

The 4 hour course covers the following subjects:
  • Incident management; including first aid kit and incident reports
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; adult
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Resuscitation; adult
  • AED protocols
  • Operation of the AED.
The 2 hour requalification updates the skills and knowledge of the AED Operator, taking account of any changes in protocols.

Assessment of the course is through a practical assessment of skills by the Trainer.

*Source - British Heart Foundation (September 2013)

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Outdoor emergency

Emergency Aid for the Outdoors - 2 days

This course is ideal for those delegates who take client groups on walks, fell walking trips or to remote areas where rapid access to the Emergency Services is reduced.  The course can be undertaken on a standalone basis, or as an extension to a previous first aid course.  Certificates are valid for three years.

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Incident Management; including first aid kits and incident reports
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Effects of Extreme Heat and Cold
  • Fainting
  • Shock
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Head Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fractures and Dislocation
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisons, Bites and Stings
  • Severe Allergic Reactions
  • Chest Pains
  • Choking
  • Treatment of the Unconscious Casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Use of the AED

Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Treating Trauma Patient

Trauma Training - 12 hours

This course is ideal for those who work within hostile environments.  The course deals with the management of ballistic injuries and is suitable for those providing emergency care to casualties with projectile or blast injuries.  The delegate must hold a current First Aid at Work Certificate, as a minimum.  Certificates are valid for 2 years.

The course covers the following subjects:
  • Mechanisms of injury; projectile and blast
  • Basic anatomy of the respiratory system, circulatory system, heart, brain and nervous system, skeleton, abdominal cavity, urinary system and skin
  • Casualty triage and extended primary survey
  • Airway management and use of Airway Adjuncts; including oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal and igel airways, bag, valve and mask (BVM) and using manual aspirators
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide administration
  • Categories of Shock
  • Control of severe haemorrhage
  • Management of burns
  • Chest and abdominal trauma
  • Cervical spine immobilisation
  • Equipment for the trauma kit.
Assessment of the course is on an ongoing basis by the Trainer.

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Nitrous oxide cylinder

Medical Gases (Oxygen & Nitrous Oxide) - 4 hours

This course is ideal for those employers who would like to further enhance the health and safety of the workplace and the skills of their First Aider(s), health care workers or those who are involved with an organised First Aid Scheme.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to enable the safe administration of oxygen and nitrous oxide (Entonox) by First Aiders.  All delegates must hold a current First Aid at Work Certificate, as a minimum.

Certificates are valid for 2 years.

The course covers the following subjects:
  • Basic life support and airway management
  • Equipment checks and assembly
  • Oxygen and nitrous oxide administration procedures and delivery systems
  • Hazards, precautions and contra-indications
  • Using manual aspirators.
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Crash Helmet Removal

Motorcyclists First Aid - 6 hours

This course is ideal for all bikers, as well as any person who would like to know how to deal safely with crash helmet removal, should this be required.  All bikers are vulnerable road users, so this course is designed to allow bikers, other drivers or members of the public understand the importance of dealing with an incident on the road correctly and safely, but also understand when a crash helmet can be removed (and how to do so correctly) and when it can remain in place.  Certificates are valid for 3 years.

The course covers the following subjects:
  • Incident management; including first aid kits, incident reports and dealing with an incident on the road
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Shock
  • Safe removal of crash helmets - if required
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty; adult
  • Resuscitation; adult.
  • Use of the AED
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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Vertebrae

Principles of Manual Handling - 4 hours

Since 1992 (as amended in 2002), the Manual Handling Operations Regulations mean that employers have a responsibility to remove or reduce the risks arising from manual handling tasks.
Around 36% of the reported injuries at work leading to absences of over 3 days are due to load handling incidents.  An estimated 12.3 million working days are lost each year through work-related musculoskeletal disorders.  This course will enable your staff to assess risks and adopt safer working practices in line with the requirements of the Regulations.  Certificates are valid for 3 years.

The course covers the following subjects:
  • The Law and Manual Handling; roles and responsibilities
  • How the back works; structure and function, causes of back pain and other handling related injuries
  • Reducing the risk of injury; risk assessing the task, load and environment
  • Safer lifting techniques.
Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the Trainer.

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