Delivery & Assessment:
This course is delivered over 12 contact hours through a combination of theoretical discussion, video, practical instruction and scenario based learning. A range of informal assessment techniques are used by the trainer throughout the learning process to measure the Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding. Learners must attend all sessions to qualify for assessment.
Competency in the necessary life-saving skills is assessed through 6 practical assessments:
- CPR adult
- CPR child
- Unconscious Casualty
- Wounds, bleeding & shock
- Management of fractures
There is also a theory assessment for this qualification which consists of 2 multiple choice question papers which must be taken under examination conditions. The pass mark for both these assessments is 75% to be considered for an overall ‘pass’.
On successful completion of this course, Learners will receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years. They must then retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date in order to remain qualified. It is strongly recommended that Learners refresh their skills annually to avoid ‘first aid skill fade’. We offer this additional course free when booking school first aid training.
Due to the practical nature of the course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat shoes.