First aid at work Become a qualified first aider (aimed at high risk workplaces)

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in high hazard environments such as construction, manufacturing or agriculture.

It is also ideal for organisations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training (e.g. due to having employees with a disability or medical condition).

It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace. 

Length

3 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

Our first aid at work course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It gives learners the first aid skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED)

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • is suffering from shock

  • is burnt

  • feels faint

  • has been poisoned

  • has a head injury

  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion

  • is having a medical emergency:

    • seizure

    • heart attack

    • angina attack

    • stroke

    • asthma attack

    • severe allergic reaction

    • diabetic emergency

  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

 

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:

    • assessing a casualty

    • monitoring a casualty

    • where to get help

    • electrical incidents

  • accident recording and reporting

  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

 

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.

Qualification

The HSE requires at least 18 training and contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.

For best practice, we support the HSE recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

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First aid at work (1 day a week) Become a qualified first aider (aimed at high risk workplaces)

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in high hazard environments such as construction, manufacturing or agriculture.

It is also ideal for organisations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training (e.g. due to having employees with a disability or medical condition).

It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace.

As it is delivered one day a week over three weeks, this course is ideal for smaller businesses who have fewer staff and would find it difficult to have people out of the office for three consecutive days.

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

Our first aid at work course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It gives learners the first aid skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED)

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • is suffering from shock

  • is burnt

  • feels faint

  • has been poisoned

  • has a head injury

  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion

  • is having a medical emergency:

    • seizure

    • heart attack

    • angina attack

    • stroke

    • asthma attack

    • severe allergic reaction

    • diabetic emergency

  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)

 

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:

    • assessing a casualty

    • monitoring a casualty

    • where to get help

    • electrical incidents

  • accident recording and reporting

  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

 

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.

Qualification

The HSE requires at least 18 training and contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.

For best practice, we support the HSE recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

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First aid at work requalification

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone aged 16+ who wants to refresh and update the skills they previously learned on the first aid at work course, in order to renew their certificate and continue to act as a workplace first aider.

It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace.

Length

2 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

Our first aid at work requalification course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It gives learners the skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED)

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • is suffering from shock

  • is burnt

  • feels faint

  • has been poisoned

  • has a head injury

  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion

  • is having a medical emergency:

    • seizure

    • heart attack

    • angina attack

    • stroke

    • asthma attack

    • severe allergic reaction

    • diabetic emergency

  • has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

 

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:

    • assessing a casualty

    • monitoring a casualty

    • where to get help

    • electrical incidents

  • accident recording and reporting

  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

 

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.

Qualification

The HSE requires at least 12 training contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.

For best practice, we support the HSE recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.

 

Pre-requisites

Learners must have previously attended a three day first aid at work course.

You may renew your certificate up to 90 days before its expiry date and the remaining time period will be added to your new certificate. You also have a 28 day grace period after your certificate expires to complete your requalification course.

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the first aid skills to use in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

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Emergency first aid at work

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in low hazard environments (for example an office or shop) or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work.

It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace. 

If your needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training, we recommend the three day First aid at work course which teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions.

Length

1 day

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

Our emergency first aid at work course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This course gives learners the skills to help someone who is:

  • unresponsive and breathing

  • unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED)

  • having a seizure

  • choking

  • bleeding heavily

  • suffering from shock

  • burnt.

It also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:

    • assessing a casualty

    • monitoring a casualty

    • where to get help

    • electrical incidents

  • accident recording and reporting

  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

 

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, bandages and more.

Qualification

The HSE requires at least six training contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an emergency first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.

For best practice, we support the Health and Safety Executive's recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

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First aid for appointed persons

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+, and is designed for organisations who; work in low hazard environments, and/or have a small number of staff, and/or have completed a risk assessment which indicates that a first aider is not necessary.

If you have staff members with an existing medical condition (and these are detailed in your risk assessment), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that you consider completing the three day first aid at work course; it teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions, which are not covered in the first aid for appointed persons or emergency first aid at work courses.

Training to qualify as a first aider is available on the first aid at work or emergency first aid at work courses.

Length

1/2 day

Time

AM or PM

Course content includes:

This course covers:

  • how to deal with an emergency

  • accident reporting

  • the skills to help someone who is:

    • unresponsive and breathing

    • unresponsive and not breathing

    • having a seizure.

 

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid for appointed persons certificate which is valid for three years.

We recommend refreshing your skills every 12 months.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course

  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Back to courses          

First aid annual skills update

Who is it for?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that first aiders have annual refresher training to maintain their skills and keep up to date with any changes which may happen between completing a first aid at work course and requalifying three years later.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who wish to refresh their first aid at work skills through practical training in a supervised environment. It is also available by online learning.

 

Length

1/2 day

Time

AM or PM

Course content includes:

The course recaps how to help someone who is:

  • unresponsive and breathing

  • unresponsive and not breathing (including how to use an automated external defibrillator/AED)

  • choking

  • bleeding

  • in shock

  • burned

  • having a seizure.

 

Qualification

This course is not certified. It is designed to keep your existing first aid at work or emergency first aid at work skills and confidence refreshed.

Pre-requisites

Learners must have a valid first aid at work or emergency first aid at work certificate to take this course.

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

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Paediatric First aid

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting, including: 

  • nannies

  • child-minders

  • nursery workers

  • au pairs.

 

The paediatric first aid course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

If you don't need first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

 

Length

2 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

The British Red Cross is recognised as a standard setter in first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including:

    • the chain of survival

    • the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • is burnt or has a scald

  • has an object in their eye, ear or nose

  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion

  • has sickness or a fever

  • has a medical emergency, including:

    • meningitis

    • diabetic emergency

    • seizures

    • asthma attack

    • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)

  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)

  • has a head injury

  • has swallowed something harmful.

 

The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

Paediatric First aid (2 days in 2 weeks)

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting, including: nannies, child-minders, nursery workers and au pairs.

The paediatric first aid course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

If you don't need first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

Length

2 days in 2 weeks

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

The British Red Cross is recognised as a standard setter in first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including:

    • the chain of survival

    • the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • is burnt or has a scald

  • has an object in their eye, ear or nose

  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion

  • has sickness or a fever

  • has a medical emergency, including:

    • meningitis

    • diabetic emergency

    • seizures

    • asthma attack

    • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)

  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)

  • has a head injury

  • has swallowed something harmful.

 

The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

Emergency paediatric First aid

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for children in any professional setting (e.g. nannies, child-minders, nursery workers and au pairs), and is specifically aimed at newly qualified level two or three early years childcare staff.

The emergency paediatric first aid course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

If you don't need first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

 

Length

1 day

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

The British Red Cross is recognised as a standard setter in first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including:

    • the chain of survival

    • the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • is suffering from shock

  • is burnt or has a scald

  • has a medical emergency, including seizures.

 

The course also includes details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an emergency paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

Automated external defibrillators (AED)

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who have a current first aid certificate and want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

We also offer an AED with life support course for people who don't have a current first aid certificate.

This course is currently delivered for a group of up to 12 people at your workplace.

Length

2 hours

Time

13:30-15:30

Course content includes:

  • recap of personal safety

  • assessing the incident and patient

  • DRABC check and sending for help

  • defibrillation (recognition of heart rhythms)

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of AED on a casualty

  • general guidelines for using a defibrillator

  • recording of information (sample report form)

  • handover to the emergency services.

 

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an AED certificate which is valid for three years.

 

Pre-requisites

Candidates must hold a valid first aid certificate and be competent in CPR skills.

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

AED with life support

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who don't have a current first aid certificate but want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

It covers first aid for unresponsive adult casualties, including the use of an AED machine.

We also offer an automated external defibrillators course for those who do have a current first aid certificate.

This course is currently delivered for a group of up to 12 people at your workplace.

Length

1/2 day

Time

9:00-12:15

Course content includes:

This course covers:

  • helping someone who is unresponsive and breathing

  • helping someone who is unresponsive and not breathing

  • how to use an automated external defibrillator:

    • the heart

    • heart conditions

    • heart rhythms

    • chain of survival

    • use of an AED

    • safety considerations.

 

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a AED with life support certificate which is valid for three years.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

First aid for teachers

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in a school environment and wish to have the first aid skills to be able to act in an emergency. It is ideal for teachers and other school staff.

This course does not qualify the learner to act as a first aider for the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The skills covered can be used in the workplace to supplement your first aid provision.

Length

1 day

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

This course will give learners the first aid skills to help a child or adult who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing

  • is choking

  • is bleeding

  • has a burn or scald

  • is having an asthma attack

  • has a broken bone

  • is having a seizure

  • has a head injury.

The course will also look at basic accident reporting information.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid for teachers certificate which is valid for three years.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

First aid for sports

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who are involved in sporting activities and may need to give basic first aid.

This course does not qualify the learner to act as a first aider for the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The skills covered can be used in the workplace to supplement your first aid provision.

Length

1 day

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

This course gives learners the first aid skills to help an adult or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing

  • is unresponsive and not breathing

  • is bleeding

  • is choking

  • has a burn

  • has a bone, muscle or joint injury (including spinal injuries)

  • is having a seizure

  • has cramp or an Achilles tendon injury.

The course also covers basic information on accident reporting.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an emergency first aid for sports certificate which is valid for three years.

 

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course

  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Back to courses

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