Training Courses

How Our Courses Differ to Other Organisations

It goes without saying that, as all training providers should, all of our courses regularly reviewed to ensure they follow the latest guidelines from the European Resuscitation Council, British Thoracic Society and the Health and Safety Executive. In addition to this though, we are pleased to we say that are currently applying for registration as an approved QUALSAFE centre enabling us to deliver OFQUAL approved courses. As an organisation, we insist on only the very best care for our patients and our staff are expected to follow the latest guidelines and have a vast, in depth knowledge of any condition they may have to deal with and be knowledgeable in the use of all of our medical equipment. We therefore see no reason why your establishment should have to accept anything less of your First Aiders. It is for this reason that all of our training packages as standard are delivered by currently practicing Health Care Professionals who work on the frontline and include realistic simulation exercises that make use of our moulage equipment to translate the theory into practice in a realistic but controlled environment. This gives your First Aiders confidence in their own knowledge and abilities while reassuring you as an employer that your staff will be able to deal with any situation in a confident and competent manner. We feel this puts our courses ahead of everyone else’s as it gives all participants a lifelike element to their course and helps them engage and see the importance of the theory. Feedback to date has always been positive and many companies have come back to us time and time again simply because of this feature. In addition to this, we feel that a good First Aider should be prepared for what they are going to face. As we are also an event medical cover provider, we have been able to collate a vast collection of footage of real life incidents which we have permission from the patients to use as part of training. Because of this, throughout our theory sessions, we can show our participants real cardiac arrest situations, genuine injuries and other situations that it is impossible to recreate in a simulated environment – again building on your employee’s confidence and abilities.

Courses That We Can Offer

We have a selection of courses that we can offer to your organisation to ensure your staff are as fully prepared as possible. We have detailed below what each course covers, who it is suitable for and the duration of this course. If you need any more information or wish to proceed with booking us to deliver your training course, please click on the contact us button above.

‘An Hour to Save Your Life’

The ‘An Hour to Save Your Life’ course is a one hour course inspired by the acclaimed TV documentary on BBC One. This course is aimed at large groups of people and focuses on the critical aspects of first aid to increase awareness and confidence in a cardiac arrest situation. To date we have taught this course to dozens of primary and secondary schools and over 2000 Scouts and Army Cadets have successfully completed this course! The course contents is adapted and changed to suit any age group from 4 upwards!

What you will learn

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

 

  • Making a 999 Call

  • DRSABC

  • The Recovery Position

  • CPR

 

Course duration

One Hour

Certification

All Participants receive an attendance certificate.

      

HSE First Aid at Work Course

The First Aid at Work Course provides the comprehensive set of theory and practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

 

Who should attend?

 

This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough first aid training.

 

What you will learn

 

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

  • The role of the first aider

  • Head injuries

  • Managing an emergency

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations

  • Communication and casualty care

  • Diabetic Emergencies

  • Asthma

  • Poisoning

  • Bleeding (minor and severe)

  • Resuscitation (adult, child and infant CPR)

  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries

  • Seizures (adult, child and infant)

  • Burns and scalds

  • Severe allergic reaction

  • Chest pains (including heart attack)

  • Shock

  • Choking (adult, child and infant)

  • Spinal injuries

  • Eye injuries

  • Stroke

  • Fainting

  • Unresponsive casualty

 

Course duration

Three days. All successful candidates on this course should attend a 6 hour annual refresher training to ensure they remain competent.

Assessment

Continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments along with realistic simulation scenarios at the end to improve confidence in casualty management

Certification

Successful candidates receive a certificate that conforms to HSE guidelines, valid for three years.

 

 

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work Training Course

 

This one-day course will help you meet your regulatory requirements if your risk assessment indicates that first aid training covering emergency protocols only, is sufficient for your workplace.

 

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

 

What you will learn?

 

The content of this course provides basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following:

  • The role of the first aider

  • Fainting

  • Managing an emergency

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations

  • Communication and casualty care

  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)

  • Bleeding (minor and severe)

  • Seizures (adult)

  • Burns

  • Shock

  • Choking (adult)

  • Unresponsive casualty

  • Electrocution

  • Basic Knowledge of Medical Conditions

 

Course duration

 

One day.

 

Assessment

 

Written assessment and continuous observation by the trainer with a brief simulation at the end to build confidence.

 

Certification

 

Successful candidates will receive a certificate that conforms to HSE Guidelines which is valid for three years.

 

 

 

Automatic External Defibrillation and BLS

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. A person's chance of survival falls by about 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation. The risk of death can be reduced if you have a defibrillator in your workplace and know how to use it. Every second matters and this course will give you the confidence to act quickly and effectively. Most importantly, the course will also teach defibrillator operators how to perform effective CPR.

 

Why attend this course

AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are proven to save lives and are therefore an invaluable addition to health and safety provision for your employees. Once one is installed in your workplace, we highly recommend you train personnel in its usage. Our course teaches the essential skills that an AED operator needs and gives students the confidence to know what to do in an emergency. Defibrillators are very simple to operate and no previous training is required to attend this course. Organisations that wish to train their staff in CPR and AED on their own premises can also add oxygen therapy to their workplace training package.

 

What you will learn

 

  • The role of the first aider

  • Managing an emergency

  • Communication and casualty care

  • Chest pains

  • Getting to know the AED (any type)

  • Operating the AED

  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty

  • Resuscitation (CPR)

 

Course duration

6 hours as a Stand Alone Module or an additional hour when booked as part of a EFAW or FAW course.

Certification

Continuous assessment by trainer. Candidates receive a certificate, valid for 3 years.

 

Paediatric First Aid Training Course

This one or two day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infants, including activity centres, day nurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home. The two day course is OFSTED approved and goes into more depth and allows more time for practical training.

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with or caring for young children.

What you will learn?

Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child:

 

  • who is unresponsive and breathing normally

  • who is unresponsive and not breathing normally, including child

       and infant resuscitation 

  • who has a foreign body airway obstruction

  • with external bleeding

  • with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

  • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold

  • who has sustained an electric shock

  • with burns or scalds

  • who has been poisoned

  • who has been bitten or stung

  • with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises,

       small splinters and nose bleeds

  • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose

  • with head and spinal injuries

  • with anaphylaxis

  • who is suffering from shock

  • suffering from a sickle cell crisis

  • having a diabetic emergency

  • having an asthma attack

  • having an allergic reaction

  • suffering from meningitis

  • having a febrile convulsions

 

Course duration

8 Hours or 16 hours.

 

Assessment and Certification

 

Practical skills are assessed by continuous observation by the trainer and there is a written assessment paper to check understanding. Candidates receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

 

 

Medical Gases Course

This course develops a comprehensive range of skills in the administration of oxygen and/or analgesic gas.

Who should attend?

The course is for people who want to learn about the administration of oxygen and/or analgesic gas.

What you will learn?

The course covers the skills and equipment which can assist with basic resuscitation.

Course content

  • Safety and storage of cylinders

  • Preparation of cylinders

  • Administration of oxygen

  • Intermediate Level Resuscitation equipment

  • Basic Life Support

  • Intermediate Life Support Including the Use of Airway Adjuncts, BVM systems

       and Oxygen Therapy

  • Administration of analgesic gas

 

Course duration

 

8 Hours

 

Assessment and Certification

 

Continuous assessment by trainer. Candidates receive a certificate valid for one year.

 

 

Wilderness First Aid Course

 

This two day course focuses on the provision of high quality first aid and casualty care in a remote environment where hospitals and emergency services are some distance away.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those wishing to have extended skills in mountain or wilderness first aid, to help a casualty in remote areas, to take control of an incident in a hazardous environment and direct others. Successful completion of the course results in a first aid certificate specifically for outdoor activities.  This outdoor first aid course is accepted by the major Governing Body Awards: Mountain Training, British Canoe Union, British Cycling, MIAS, CTC, Nordic Walking to name a few. 

What you will learn?

The course covers the skills and techniques required to provide emergency first aid in

remote locations with minimal equipment or with specialist outdoor equipment.

Course content

 

  • Preparedness for incident prevention in the wilderness environment

  • First aid kits and contents for the urban/wilderness/remote environment

  • Incident management & scene safety

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Infection prevention and control

  • Primary Survey

  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty

  • Management of Shock

  • Common Medical Conditions

  • Resuscitation (adult, child and infant urban and rural CPR)

  • Use of an AED.

  • Contacting Emergency Services

  • Disorders due to the effects of temperature extreme: hypothermia and hyperthermia

  • Control of bleeding: appropriate methods of treatment for normal and catastrophic haemorrhage

  • Burns

  • Minor injuries

  • Secondary Survey

  • Vital Signs

  • Head and spinal injury

  • Fractures and dislocations

  • Awareness of Lyme Disease, Weils Disease/Leptospirosis and Blue Green Algae

 

 

Course duration

 

16 hours

 

Assessment and Certification

Continuous assessment by trainer, multiple choice paper and scenario practical examination at the end.

Aquatic First Aid Module

This bolt on module is designed to be delivered at no extra cost in addition to any one of our First Aid Courses and focuses on the management of casualties who have been submersed in water and are at risk of or suffering from one of the multiple types of drowning. Just let us know if you want this to be added at the time of booking!

Who should attend?

The course is for those who work around or are at risk of injuries due to an aquatic environment such as Water Treatment Plants, Swimming Pools, Water Sports Centres, Spas etc. Adding this module onto your Emergency First Aid at Work or HSE First Aid at Work Course also makes your course valid for registration as an instructor with the RYA and the BCU.

What you will learn?

The course covers the skills techniques which can assist with basic resuscitation and casualty care for those who have been victim to drowning.

Course content:

  • Types of water

  • Types of drowning

  • Statistics of drowning

  • Management of drowning

  • Aftercare of a near drowning casualty

  • Casualty Care

  • Resuscitation of the drowned casualty

 

Course duration

 

1 Hour

 

Assessment and Certification

 

Continuous assessment by trainer.