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: 6 contact hours delivered over one day

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

Pre-requisites: Learners must be 14 years or over

*We may be able to provide a venue if your premises are unsuitable (at an additional cost)

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Individual Price

per person

£80

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Course Description:

Our Everyday First Aid course will teach you what to do in an emergency.  The content is based on first aid for adult casualties but we also offer First Aid for Baby & Child as a separate course.  This training is not suitable for anyone requiring a first aid for the workplace* qualification. During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, external bleeding, shock and minor injuries Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective treatment in first aid situations which can arise in everyday life and will receive a Level 2 accredited award in First Aid Essentials.

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

Successful Learners will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is NOT breathing normally
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury

Delivery & Assessment:

This course is delivered 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 the full session to qualify for assessment and are expected to undertake some self directed study by reading course materials.

Competency in the necessary life-saving skills is assessed through 4 practical assessments:

  • CPR
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding & shock
  • Choking casualty

There is also a theory assessment for this qualification which consists of 1 multiple choice question paper which must be taken under examination conditions.  The minimum mark for this assessment is 11/16 to be considered for an overall ‘pass’.

One unit of this course is similar to a unit contained in the emergency workplace first aid syllabus.  If they wish, and for a small additional cost, Learners can choose to take the ‘Accident Report Form’ practical assessment in order to achieve the further qualification of Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work.

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.

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

 

Suitability:

This course is designed to for members of the public wanting a basic introduction to first aid*. The course is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over. Techniques taught are based on adult casualties (with the exception of CPR), however we also offer specific baby and child first aid training for those with young children. 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.

*This course is not suitable for those who are required to take responsibility for first aid in the work place.

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.