First Aid Training Courses

Making the correct decisions when faced with an accident or emergency situation can be the difference between life and death. In the UK, up to 150,000 people die a year in circumstances where first aid could have helped, and as such, first aid training and emergency care is vital to learn for healthcare workers and civilians alike. 

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations were passed in 1981 and state that it is a legal requirement for employers to have as many trained emergency first aiders as is appropriate, depending on the nature of the workplace and the potential hazards involved. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that employers have at least one person trained in first aid, however, so that there are always appointed persons on hand who can be relied on to deliver first aid in emergency situations should they arise. Healthcare workers moreover are required to have these anyway; they are expected to undergo basic life support training and need to understand the principles of essential emergency care, being able to carry out simple but often important emergency procedures such as CPR. All health workers are required to understand the basics of emergency care, life support, and CPR, under standards 12 and 13 of the Care Certificate. 

Other useful procedures that are covered by a first aid training course include dealing with minor injuries, cases of shock, external bleeding as well as choking. These can all be learned through the use of internet resources - eLearning courses can provide certified basic first aid training online - and offer a rudimentary and handy command of how to respond appropriately, coolly and logically to an emergency situation. Even if the accident or injury seems to be above your remit, the principles of training should better equip you to make decisions than had you not had any training whatsoever. Blended and eLearning are accepted methods for delivery of first aid training, providing criteria outlined by the HSE is adhered to, especially sufficient time being allocated to classroom-based learning and assessment of the practical elements of the emergency first aid syllabus.

The importance of first aid training in the UK

In social care there are few more important skills than first aid, which can include basic life support but with a range of potentially lifesaving skills; it could be administering an automated external defibrillation (AED) or simply taking out a risk assessment, both have the ability to improve the safety of a vulnerable or elderly person. Regulated providers of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can help to ensure that they comply with fundamental standards of quality and safety by giving all of their staff as much of the relevant skills as possible. Whereas in the past it might have been more costly to arrange, pay and take time off for courses, blended and bespoke on-site first aid training allows this to be done without signifcantly impacting on the working day. Employers should be assessing what the appropriate standard of first aid expertise is, and then making sure that their staff are appropriately trained — for workplaces with more risks to health and safety, several people trained in emergency first aid may be a legal requirement.

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Whatever your needs are - whether you are a healthcare professional, concerned civilian or even a parent - the first few minutes of an emergency or accident are vital. It takes a blocked airway 3-4 minutes to kill someone, while it can take an ambulance over 8 minutes to arrive, so having emergency paediatric first aid training should be a must for parents and carers. Search for training below, or browse related training in moving and handling, first aid at work courses, fire marshal and automated external defribillation (AED) training.

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Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 1
e-Learning
£11.00
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 1 Skills for Health
Develop an understanding of the importance of resuscitation when dealing with cardiac arrest and what you should do when it happens.
CPD Points
1
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 2 - Adults
e-Learning
£11.00
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 2 - Adults Skills for Health
Understand your role and responsibility in a practical interactive course looking at emergency response and interventions in basic life support for adults.​
CPD Points
1
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 2 - Paediatrics
e-Learning
£11.00
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 2 - Paediatrics Skills for Health
Understand your role and responsibility in a practical interactive course looking at emergency response and interventions in basic life support for children.
CPD Points
1
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) All Levels Bundle
e-Learning
£33.00 £25.00
Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) All Levels Bundle Skills for Health
Develop an understanding of the importance of resuscitation when dealing with cardiac arrest and what you should do when it happens. Includes level 1, level 2 and paediatrics
CPD Points
1
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
level 2 Basic Life Support (Accredited)
Face-to-face
£250.00
level 2 Basic Life Support (Accredited) Endeavour Care Training
This interactive and informative course provides your staff with the essential information and practical skills to administer basic life support and giving the casualty the best chance of survival until... read more
Level
Advanced
Qualification
Other externally awarded
First Aid eLearning
e-Learning
£30.00
First Aid eLearning Me Learning
In this course, we cover all the major topics for adult first aid, and child and infant first aid. We also look at life saving first aid techniques, like the... read more
CPD Points
2
Anaphylaxis: patient diagnosis and treatment
e-Learning
Anaphylaxis: patient diagnosis and treatment RCNi Learning
Learn how to recognise and treat anaphylaxis - a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that is becoming increasingly common. This module explains the pathophysiology, causes and treatment of this condition.
Caring For a Patient With a Tracheostomy
Face-to-face
Caring For a Patient With a Tracheostomy Charles Bloe Training
This workshop is an ideal introduction to, or refresher on, the care of a person with a tracheostomy.
Level
Beginner
CPD Points
7
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Dementia Awareness - Two Day Learning
Face-to-face
Dementia Awareness - Two Day Learning Charles Bloe Training
This insightful course explores the experience of people and their families who are living with dementia. Learners will be encouraged to explore care strategies to meet the needs of this... read more
Level
Beginner
CPD Points
14
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
First Aid Level 3 Training Shipley College
Face-to-face
Free
First Aid Level 3 Training Shipley College West Yorkshire & Harrogate Excellence Centre
Supporting Staff in how to aid individuals in the event of an emergency.
Location(s)
Saltaire
Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure
Face-to-face
£660.00
Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure The Medication Training Company
A practical half-day workshop teaching how to manage and treat a seizure with rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam. Learner competence is individually assessed by an experienced pharmacists or nurse.... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
Face-to-face
£200.00
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Lifetime Training
This course is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work, within an industry and wishing to become a competent first aider to satisfy the Health and Safety (First... read more
Level
Advanced
Qualification
Other externally awarded
Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work (Recommended Yearly Update)
Face-to-face
£60.00
Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work (Recommended Yearly Update) Lifetime Training
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified... read more
Level
Advanced
Qualification
Other externally awarded
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
Face-to-face
£85.00
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid Lifetime Training
This qualification is aimed at individuals aiming to become a paediatric first-aider in the early years environment. The full course contents fulfils the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in... read more
Level
Advanced
Qualification
Other externally awarded
Paediatric First Aid Refresher (Recommended Yearly Update)
Face-to-face
£270.00
Paediatric First Aid Refresher (Recommended Yearly Update) Lifetime Training
This qualification is aimed at individuals who have previously completed their Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid and are looking to ensure their skills, knowledge and training is refreshed... read more
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Face-to-face
£60.00
Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid Lifetime Training
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified... read more
Level
Advanced
Qualification
Other externally awarded
Basic Life Support (BLS)
e-Learning
£12.00
Basic Life Support (BLS) Me Learning
Basic Life Support (BLS) saves lives. If you want to be able to approach daunting situations with confidence and use a defibrillator (AED), provide CPR, or stop someone from choking, then... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Basic Life Support (BLS) - for Health and Social Care
e-Learning
£18.00
Basic Life Support (BLS) - for Health and Social Care Me Learning
Basic Life Support (BLS) saves lives. If you want to be able to approach daunting situations with confidence and use a defibrillator (AED), provide CPR, or stop someone from choking, then... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Basic Life Support with Automated External Defibrillator for First Responders
Face-to-face
£90.00
Basic Life Support with Automated External Defibrillator for First Responders The Learning Enterprise
•Demonstrate effective basic life support skills •Safely attach and operate an automated external defibrillator •Identify and discuss the safety issues surrounding defibrillation •Demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of routine maintenance of... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
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