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First Aid Training Courses

First Aid Training Courses

Organisations are required by law to have a number of employees that are trained in first aid. The number varies depending on the size, level of risk and the nature of your organisation. In some instances, more specific first aid training is required to increase the safety of employees and customers.

Need to make sure your organisation has the correct number of first aiders with the right training? FMC offers a range of first aid accredited and in-house training courses. Training can be delivered from our centre in Carlisle, at your workplace anywhere in the UK. If necessary, evening and weekend training can be arranged. Fill out our contact form to book your first aid training course or give us a call on 01228 538016 to book now.

Making sure that your employees have the correct first aid training for your sector of work not only keeps you on the right side of the law but also contributes enormously to a safer working environment.

Competing the accredited First Aid courses staff will receive a valid three-year certificate. Annual refresher First Aid training staff will receive an awareness certificate.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW)

Our Level 3 RQF-accredited First Aid at Work course is aimed at individuals who wish to become registered first aiders at their place of work. The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation. The qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales.

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment method: Practical assessment and multiple-choice theory assessment

Contact hours: 18 Guided learning hours (GLH): 3 days or learners can choose a blended delivery which can reduce contact time.

How is the First Aid at Work qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Example of some of the topics covered:

  • How to conduct a Primary Survey DRABC
  • When and how to perform CPR
  • How to use an AED
  • When and why to put someone into the Recovery position
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty suffering from a seizure
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty for mild and sever choking
  • External bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock
  • Fractures, dislocation, sprains and strains
  • Slings
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Diabetic emergency etc.

Entry requirements

We recommend learners are a minimum of 14 years of age. However, Centres will need to assure themselves that learners, whatever their age, are physically capable of completing the practical assessment.

Competing the accredited Level 3 Award First Aid at Work course staff will receive a valid three-year certificate. Annual refresher First Aid training staff will receive an awareness certificate.

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Our RQF-accredited Emergency First Aid at Work training is for individuals who want to become first aiders working in a low-risk environment. The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place emergency first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment method: Practical assessment and multiple-choice theory assessment

Contact hours: 6 one day or learners can choose a blended delivery which can reduce contact time.

To complete the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) learners must complete the following mandatory unit.

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

Example of some of the topics covered:

  • How to conduct a Primary Survey DRABC
  • When and how to perform CPR
  • How to use an AED
  • When and why to put someone into the Recovery position
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty suffering from a seizure
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty for mild and sever choking
  • External bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock etc.

Entry requirements

We recommend learners are a minimum of 14 years of age. However, Centres will need to assure themselves that learners, whatever their age, are physically capable of completing the practical assessment.

Competing the accredited Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work course staff will receive a valid three-year certificate. Annual refresher First Aid training staff will receive an awareness certificate.

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Our RQF-accredited Paediatric First Aid course is aimed at people that care for babies and children professionally including, nursery workers, childminders, nannies, etc.

The objective of this qualification is to support learners wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in industry.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.

This qualification meets the requirements for Paediatric First Aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment method:

Practical assessment and multiple-choice theory assessment

Contact hours: 12 two days or learners can choose a blended delivery which can reduce contact time.

To achieve the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF), learners must achieve the following mandatory units:

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Example of some of the topics covered:

  • How to conduct a Primary Survey DRABC
  • When and how to perform CPR
  • How to use an AED
  • When and why to put someone into the Recovery position
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty suffering from a seizure
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty for mild and sever choking
  • External bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock
  • Fractures
  • Concussion
  • Skull Fracture
  • Cerebral Compression
  • Neck Injury
  • Back Injury etc.

Entry requirements

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy to enable them to complete the assessment.

Competing the accredited Level 3 Paediatric Award in First Aid course staff will receive a valid three-year certificate. Annual refresher First Aid training staff will receive an awareness certificate.

Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid.

Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first-aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock.

The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment method: Practical assessment and multiple-choice theory assessment

Contact hours: 6 one day or learners can choose a blended delivery which can reduce contact time.

To achieve the Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF), learners must achieve the following mandatory unit:

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Example of some of the topics covered:

  • How to conduct a Primary Survey DRABCD
  • Identify when to administer CPR
  • How to use an AED
  • Justify when to place an infant or child into the Recovery position
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty suffering from a seizure
  • How to identify and treat a casualty for mild and sever choking
  • External bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock etc.

Entry requirements

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy to enable them to complete the assessment.

Competing the accredited Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid course staff will receive a valid three-year certificate. Annual refresher First Aid training staff will receive an awareness certificate.

Why use FMC for your first aid training?

With a vast amount of experience across industries, we are well-equipped to deliver first aid training regardless of your sector of work. FMC director, Fiona Carruthers, has over 18 years’ experience training across various organisations. FMC Knowledge and Skills makes Fiona the ideal choice to organise or deliver your training.

Our first aid courses are RQF-accredited which is a benchmark for quality. Further to this, FMC are internally and externally quality assured throughout the year and undertake robust annual inspections.

We offer flexibility in both location and method of training. If our Carlisle training centre isn’t easily accessible for you, we will deliver training in your workplace. If normal working hours aren’t possible (Monday to Friday 9.00-16.30) then we can arrange evening and weekend sessions. Furthermore, we will adapt training to your organisation to make sure training is specific.

Need first aid training for your staff? Even if you’re not sure which course is the right one, we’ll advise you. Get in touch via our contact form to arrange your first aid training or call us on 01228 538016 /Mob: 07776 428 563 to book now.

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