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First Aid at Work

Level 3 Award (RQF) - 3 Day Training Course

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace.

Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.

What's Covered?

The role and responsibilities of the first aider Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty CPR
Recovery position Heart Attack
Stroke Choking
Epilepsy Asthma
Diabetes Anaphylaxis
Shock Head and spinal injuries
Chest injuries Wounds and bleeding
Fractures Sprains, strains and dislocations
Minor injuries Burns and scalds
Poisoning Eye injuries

 


First Aid at Work Requalification

Level 3 Award (RQF) - 2 Day Training Course

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) re-qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace.

Successful candidates will refresh and upgrade their skills and knowledge in how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.

The HSE strongly recommends that you requalify within a month of your certificate expiring.

 

What's Covered?

The role and responsibilities of the first aider Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty CPR
Recovery position Heart Attack
Stroke Choking
Epilepsy Asthma
Diabetes Anaphylaxis
Shock Head and spinal injuries
Chest injuries Wounds and bleeding
Fractures Sprains, strains and dislocations
Minor injuries Burns and scalds
Poisoning Eye injuries

 


Emergency First Aid at Work

Level 3 Award (RQF) - 1 Day Training Course

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!


The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.

 

What's Covered?

The roles and resonsibilities of an emergency first aider Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty CPR
Recovery Position Choking
Seizures Shock

Wounds and bleeding

 

Minor injuries
   ♦ Cuts, grazes and bruises
   ♦ Minor burns and scalds

 


First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

This course is not certified - 0.5 Day Training Course

Did you know that the HSE guidelines state that employers should ensure their first aiders remain competent to perform their role?

As such, it is strongly recommended that first aiders undertake annual refresher training to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures.

The First Aid at Work Annual Refresher qualification is specifically designed to allow qualified first aiders to update their first aid skills yearly, until requalification training is required.

Successful candidates will leave with a renewed confidence, having had the opportunity to practise essential first aid procedures, as well as learn the latest techniques needed to deal with an emergency situation.

With all subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to satisfy HSE requirements whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!

 

What's Covered

Assessing an incident Managing an unresponsive casualty
Recovery position CPR
Wounds and bleeding Managing a casualty in shock
Seizures

 


 

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrilator (AED)

Level 2 Award (RQF) - 0.5 Day Training Course

 

Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation.

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.

With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone, make sure you are prepared!

 

What's Covered

Chain of survival Assessing an incident
Casualty assessment Managing and unresponsive casulaty
Recovery position CPR
AED safety considerations Using an AED
Combining AED use with CPR Using an AED on a child
Procedures for when emergency services arrive

 


 

Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Award (RQF) - 2 Day Training Course

This course is recognised by OFSTED

 

Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?

Having the correct paediatric first aid provision is not only a statutory requirement for the majority of childcare providers, it is extremely important for the
safety of children.

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register guide).

Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

 

What's Covered?

The role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider Assessing an emergency situation
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child Recovery position
CPR Choking
Head and spinal injuries Fractures, dislocations and sprains
Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions Meningitis
Asthma Seziures
Diabetic emergencies Poisoning
Burns and scalds Electric shock
Wounds and bleeding Eye, ear and nose conditions
Bites and stings Treatment for temperatures
Minor injuries Accident recording
PLEASE NOTE: We do not publish the full locations of this type of course online, as most courses are run in educational establishments. References/checks may be required dependant on the venue.

 


Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Award (RQF) - 1 Day Training Course

Would you know what to do if you saw a child in need of first aid?

Having a good understanding of emergency paediatric first aid is incredibly important for the safety of children and it could mean the difference between life and death.

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification is perfect for:

  • Parents or family members who want to learn key paediatric first aid skills
  • Those who work with children and are not required to comply with Ofsted’s Childcare Register or EYFS requirements
  • Those who want to provide additional support in their organisation to the paediatric first aiders that are trained to meet EYFS or Ofsted Childcare Register requirements

Successful participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the emergency paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the skills needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, such as performing CPR and dealing with wounds and bleeding.

 

What's Covered?

The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider Assessing an emergency situation
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child Recovery position
CPR Choking
Anaphylaxis Seizures
Wounds and bleeding Shock
Accident recording


Those who need to comply with Ofsted’s Childcare Register or EYFS requirements should complete the 2 day QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF).

PLEASE NOTE: We do not publish the full locations of this type of course online, as most courses are run in educational establishments. References/checks may be required dependant on the venue.

 


Baby and Child First Aid

Not certificated

Are you a parent, expectant parent, grandparent, family member, baby sitter or anyone else who has regular responsibility for babies or young children?

Would you know what to do if the baby or child is:

  • choking
  • not breathing
  • unconscious
  • bleeding
  • burnt
  • running a high temperature

or any of the other common medical emergencies that can befall them?

If the answer is no, then this course is for you!

Anne Cooke, our head trainer and most experienced and qualified member of staff teaches this course in an easy to understand and low key format that will leave you more confident when asked the above questions.  Anne is a fully qualified nurse with years of experience of working with young children and babies.

The course is delivered over 2 hours, and will leave you with more confidence that you will know what to do if the worst does happen.

The content of this course includes:

Unconscious baby/child Choking
CPR Burns
Raised temperatures Electric shock
Drowning Seizures


Although this course does not carry an official qualification, we can supply a certificate (and a reference if needed) upon request, that is ideal for baby sitters and the like to show potential employers that you have undertaken specific first aid training.

We can also supply this course to groups, generally of maximum size of 20 persons - please contact us for further details.

 


Fire Safety

Level 2 Award (RQF) - 1 Day Training Course

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification allows Learners to build an understanding of fire safety management and the specific roles and responsibilities related to fire safety in the workplace.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (RQF) qualification has been designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as designated fire wardens/fire marshals.

Course OverviewQualification Specification

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in fire safety, including: how fires are caused, the risks associated with fire, principles of fire safety management at work, understanding the role of a fire warden and more.

 

Want us to train your staff at your place of business?

We run this course on an individual sign-up basis infrequently, as it is often more cost effective for employers to book a bespoke course at their own premise where we can deliver the training to all staff at a time convenient to the employer. Please get in touch for a further details and pricing.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 1 Award (RQF) - 0.5 Day Training Course

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with a basic introduction to health and safety in the workplace, including the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) has been designed for all employees working in different types of environments to help raise their awareness of health and safety in the workplace.

Course OverviewQualification Specification

During this half day course, Learners will develop a basic knowledge of health and safety issues such as: hazards and risks in the workplace, workplace conditions that can affect health and safety, and the requirements for workplace procedures. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

 

Want us to train your staff at your place of business?

We run this course on an individual sign-up basis infrequently, as it is often more cost effective for employers to book a bespoke course at their own premise where we can deliver the training to all staff at a time convenient to the employer. Please get in touch for a further details and pricing.

 

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 2 Award (RQF) - 1 Day Training Course

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their awareness of health and safety, including the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) qualification is ideal for all employees to raise their awareness of health and safety in the workplace.

Course Overview

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues, including: health and safety laws, risk assessments and risk control hierarchy, identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards and more.

 

Want us to train your staff at your place of business?

We run this course on an individual sign-up basis infrequently, as it is often more cost effective for employers to book a bespoke course at their own premise where we can deliver the training to all staff at a time convenient to the employer. Please get in touch for a further details and pricing.

 

Principles of Manual Handling

Level 2 Award (RQF) - 0.5 Day Training Course

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles of safer manual handling.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed for all employees to help raise their awareness of the risks associated with unsafe manual handling practices. It is also ideal for those who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their job such as handling deliveries, parcels and boxes.

Course Overview

Over a half day period, successful Learners will develop a greater awareness of manual handling, including: common manual handling injuries, the safe movement principles, theory of safe manual handling principles and manual handling equipment.

Please note that this qualification does not include practical sessions. Those requiring practical training should undertake the QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).

 

Want us to train your staff at your place of business?

We run this course on an individual sign-up basis infrequently, as it is often more cost effective for employers to book a bespoke course at their own premise where we can deliver the training to all staff at a time convenient to the employer. Please get in touch for a further details and pricing.

 

 

Safe Moving and Handling

Level 2 Award (RQF) - 1 Day Training Course

The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role. However, with incorrect manual handling causing over a third of workplace injuries, adequate training is not only a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all staff.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is ideal for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.

Course Overview

During this 1 day course, Learners will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

 

Want us to train your staff at your place of business?

We run this course on an individual sign-up basis infrequently, as it is often more cost effective for employers to book a bespoke course at their own premise where we can deliver the training to all staff at a time convenient to the employer. Please get in touch for a further details and pricing.

 

 

AC Little Medics

Aimed at Pre-school to 11 Year Olds in Schools and Clubs etc.

We have been providing basic first aid training for in excess of 10 years to children of all ages in local schools and clubs, from basic life support first aid skills up to Emergency First Aid At Work (Level 3 RQF) to Duke of Edinburgh Students and 6th Formers.

The National Curriculum from 2020 will include basic life support for younger children and more advanced first aid for senior school pupils and thus we are now offering specific age targetted first aid training for children of all ages in schools and other organisations.

AC Little Medics is aimed at junior school age children and we increase the content level based on age and ability, from basic life support and calling 999 up to the full list as detailed below:

The curriculum, dependent on the age of the group, can include:

  • What is First Aid?
  • What to expect to find in first aid kits
  • DRABC and Resuscitation (CPR)
  • The Recovery Position and its uses
  • Cuts and bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Asphyxia including choking and anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Cuts, bleeds and burns
  • Safety
  • Calling 999

There is no national standard of achievement however we award each child a certificate, and we also supply the organisation with a template to reproduce them if a certificate is lost.

All of our first aid instructors are parents with a vast experience of teaching children of all ages, are enhanced CRB checked and qualified to teach all levels of first aid including paediatric.

For more details please give us a call to discuss your requirements; we can deliver basic life support training to an entire junior school in one day, or to a class at a time over any period to fit in with the busy school calendar, so we definitely don't have a one size fits all approach.

 

We can deliver this training on a bespoke basis to:

  • entire schools (and pre-schools)
  • target age groups
  • clubs

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss the various ways in which this training can be delivered.

AC Junior Medics

Aimed at 11-18 Year Olds in Schools and Clubs etc.

We have been providing basic first aid training for in excess of 10 years to children of all ages in local schools and clubs, from basic life support first aid skills up to Emergency First Aid At Work (Level 3 RQF) to Duke of Edinburgh Students and 6th Formers.

 

The National Curriculum from 2020 will include basic life support for younger children and more advanced first aid for senior school pupils and thus we are now offering specific age targetted first aid training for children of all ages in schools and other organisations.

AC Junior Medics is aimed at senior school age children and we increase the content level based on age and ability:

The curriculum, dependent on the age of the group, can include:

  • What is First Aid?
  • What to expect to find in first aid kits
  • DRABC and Resuscitation (CPR)
  • The Recovery Position and its uses
  • Cuts, bleeds and burns
  • Asthma
  • Asphyxia including choking and anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Safety
  • Calling 999

We can of course expand on this to cover more complex first aid, although this will tend to cross over into Emergency First Aid at Work (level 3 RQF), which we can of course deliver on a certificated or uncertificated basis depending on your requirements (minimum age for EFAW certification is 15 years).

There is no national standard of achievement for senior school training however we award each child a certificate, and we also supply the organisation with a template to reproduce them if a certificate is lost.

All of our first aid instructors are parents with a vast experience of teaching children of all ages, are enhanced CRB checked and qualified to teach all levels of first aid including paediatric.

For more details please give us a call to discuss your requirements; we can deliver basic life support training to a smaller school in one day, or to a class at a time over any period to fit in with the busy school calendar, so we definitely don't have a one size fits all approach.

 

We can deliver this training on a bespoke basis to:

  • entire schools
  • target age groups
  • clubs

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss the various ways in which this training can be delivered.

 

 

Mental Health First Aid Qualifications

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Did you know that 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health problems each year?

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet whilst we know how to take care of our own physical health, many people do not know how to support friends, relatives or even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health. By developing a greater understanding of common mental health conditions, as well as how best to support and guide someone to professional help, you can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.

Our Courses

We offer level 3 and 2 Mental Health First Aid courses that are regulated by Ofqual.

The level 3 course is for persons aged 18 plus and is ideally suited for managers, HR staff and supervisors as well as anyone needing a more indepth understanding of Mental Health First Aid.

The level 2 course is for persons aged 16 plus and is aimed at anyone of any level who is looking to gain awareness of Mental Health First Aid.

Please see the full descriptions of each course below.

We can also deliver level 3 and 2 equivalent courses certified by AC First Aid, as well as a half-day level 2 equivalent Mental Health First Aid awareness courses (please enquire for more details).

 

 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekend: Closed

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