Course Summary:

This is an Ofqual Regulated Qualification and is based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications.

Accreditation: Qualsafe Awards (QCF)

Duration: 12 contact hours delivered over 2 days

Location: Larbert for open courses (individual bookings) or clients own premises (group bookings*)

Pre-requisites: Learners must be at least 14 years of age.  The role of a first aider can be physically demanding, candidates are reminded that they must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.

*We can provide a venue if your premises are unsuitable (at an additional cost)

Before booking a course please read our Terms and Conditions

Individual Price

per person

£140

Ofqual Regulated Qualification, accredited by Qualsafe Awards
Book now

Group Price

per group 6 – 12

£800

Ofqual Regulated Qualification, accredited by Qualsafe Awards
Book now

Course Description:

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification outlines a range of knowledge and practical skills for providing emergency first aid in activities. During this 2 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations that can arise in both adults and children whilst taking part in outdoor or activity based environments including: unconsciousness, CPR, choking, head and spinal injuries, abdominal injuries and bleeding.

Our Booking Options?

Which option you should choose when booking your course can be determined by a number of factors.  In general, group courses are most suitable for 6 or more people from the same organisation whereas open courses are designed for individuals.  Group courses require appropriate facilities at your own premises to allow training.

Read our advice on when to choose which option.

Syllabus

Learners will understand the role & responsibilities of a first aider, be able to assess an incident, gather patient history & conduct a physical assessment.

Learners will gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to treat a casualty who is/has:

  • unresponsive and breathing normally
  • unresponsive and NOT breathing normally
  • choking
  • external bleeding
  • suffering from shock
  • minor injuries
  • bone, muscle or joint injuries
  • head, neck & back injuries
  • chest & abdominal injuries
  • thermal injuries
  • eye injuries
  • sudden poisoning
  • anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • major illness
  • experiencing the effects of heat or cold

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 but 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
  • Choking casualty
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding & shock
  • Management of fractures
  • Secondary survey

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 minimum mark for these assessments is 11/16 and 21/30 respectively to be considered for an overall ‘pass’.

On successful completion of this course, Learners will receive an accredited certificate.   This qualification is valid for 3 years and Leaners must retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date in order to remain qualified.

Suitability:

This qualification has been designed for those who have a responsibility at work, or in voluntary or community activities, to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation whist undertaking activities such as: sports, swimming, cycling, hiking, rock climbing etc.  This course is NOT a sufficient substitute for the Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work qualification or any other type of workplace first aid provision which may have been identified through your first aid needs assessment.

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we recommend that Learners have a basic level of skill in Literacy and Numeracy. Due to the practical nature of the course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear. As part of the registration process, Learners are also required to bring 2 forms of photographic ID with them to the first session.

Accessibility:

We aim to make sure all Learners have access to assessment and are given equal opportunities to demonstrate their competence.  Please bear in mind that Learners will need to demonstrate certain practical skills without assistance from a third party.  In some circumstances, it may be possible for reasonable adjustments to be made, however this is always subject to approval by the Awarding Organisation.  Further information about this is documented in our Equal Opportunities and Accessibility policies.