Ideal for individuals with no previous first aid experience looking to gain the basic skills and knowledge needed to confidently take charge at the scene of an accident, this one day course provides the emergency first aid skills needed to deliver essential first aid, in the absence of a fully qualified first aider.
Designed for those requiring regulated first aid training for low/medium risk environments, the course is compliant with the Health and Safety Executive first aid syllabus and covers the essentials of resuscitation, unconscious patients, broken bones, bleeding and other basic medical emergencies.
As part of the course, learners will study the role of the first aider, confidently being able to manage an emergency situation safely, including the use of CPR. More common injuries and illnesses are also covered, as attendees leave with the confidence to support a casualty suffering from illness or injury.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This qualification helps you to understand the role of a First Aider, be able to manage an emergency situation safely, how to use CPR effectively, as well as dealing with injuries and illnesses. These types of injuries and illnesses range from those expected to the more uncommon situations you may have to deal with. Overall you become more confident dealing with any situation requiring First Aid and will be able to support a casualty suffering from illness or injury.
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
The course is made up of two mandatory units which are divided into theoretical and practical skills, guided by a tutor with time set aside for personal study and assessment.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Most of the assessments will be via observation of the practical tasks carried out throughout the day but you will also need to complete and pass written questions, at the end of the course, to demonstrate your understanding of infection control.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to provide first aid safely and to a national standard. Opportunities to progress onto additional First Aid qualifications are also afforded.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
This is a one day course, with your full day being spent on the college campus. The course attracts learners from all different industries as the course offers a qualification relevant to all sectors, allowing you to legally be the workplace nominated Emergency First Aider. Whilst classroom based, practical activities, such as placing others in the recovery position feature highly throughout the day, so you are advised to wear casual, comfortable clothes.
There are no formal qualifications for this course.