Everything you need to know about First Aid courses

First Aid training is one of the most important skills you could learn. In the case of an emergency your training could deliver life-saving assistance to those most in need.

Many individuals will attend training as a work place requirement, however many of the courses we offer at The Training Initiative also welcome individuals looking to learn the skills, for everyday situations.

No matter what your reason is for wanting to learn First Aid, we hope this blog offers helpful information that you may need to know before making the decision to attend a course and gain your qualification.

Before you arrive

Before you attend any First Aid course you may find it useful to research First Aid procedures to give you a better understanding of what to expect. When you attend our course we do not expect you to have any prior experience of First Aid procedures or emergency response, we will be teaching you the techniques you need to know, from scratch. Our courses are designed to support beginners, as well as support this who have come for a refresher on their skills.

There are practical First Aid scenarios during the training, simply turn up with a positive attitude and a willingness to participate in the practical training.

What clothing should I wear?

We always recommend you wear casual, loose fitting and comfy clothing. The practical work will often require you to kneel on the floor, therefore we do suggest trousers and flat shoes.

If you have any physical restraints or disabilities that makes kneeling or physical activity uncomfortable, speak to our team before booking the course, as we want to make sure it is the right fit for you.

What courses do you have available and what does it involve?

At The Training Initiative we offered a variety of courses in this area. Below are our various course options. However, if you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact the team.

Basic Life Support – Train The Trainer

This 1 day course gives delegates the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver Basic Life Support sessions to staff within their place of work. On successful completion those attending will receive an accredited Basic Life Support Train the Trainer Certificate and a Basic Life Support Train the Trainer Resource Pack.

First Aid – Train The Trainer

Our First Aid, Train The Trainer course is split over two days and broken down as below:

Day 1 consists of the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid Qualification (RQF), an OFQUAL regulated qualification that enables you to be an appointed first-aider at your place of work.

Candidates will complete the Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification. This qualification will give you the competence to provide appropriate care and manage life threatening conditions, minor illness and injuries.

Day 2 is our accredited Train the Trainer course. Here not only will you learn the skills and techniques to plan and deliver an engaging and informative training session, you will also gain an understanding of how to assess learners and get the chance to deliver your own short training session to the rest of the group.

On successful completion of the course you’ll get an electronic version of our First Aid Trainer Resource Pack complete with powerpoint and assessment material for delivering your own first aid sessions to others in the workplace.

First Aid Instructor Qualification

Our 5 day Qualified First Aid Instructor course gives you all the qualifications, skills and knowledge that you will need to deliver regulated first aid courses.

On successfully completing this course you will have the opportunity to become one of our Affiliate Training Centres, giving you the ability to deliver regulated First Aid qualifications without the hassle of having to set yourself up with an awarding body.

Alternatively we offer a range of accredited and regulated First Aid courses that can be delivered on site at your place of work. These include:

  • Basic Life Support – 1/2 Day
  • Level 2 CPR and AED – 1/2 Day
  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work – 1 Day
  • Level 3 First Aid at Work – 3 Day
  • First Aid Train the Trainer
  • First Aid Instructor

Is training provided by qualified trainers?

Our trainers have a background in either healthcare, armed forces or as a workplace qualified First Aider. Each of them has extensive experience delivering and practising First Aid. Using their expertise they will confidently guide you through the training and techniques you require, whilst assessing your ability to deliver First Aid.

Using their expertise, they can guide you through the techniques and information needed while assessing your ability to deliver first aid. All of our training is provided in line with the most up to date regulations and policies.

Are the free courses just as beneficial?

Free first aid courses may be given in your local area which offers the chance to familiarize yourself with some of the techniques. These are beneficial for those wanting an introduction to first aid but they can be limit the skills they offer.

Many free online courses, will not be recognised by an employer. By taking one out our courses, you’ll be rest assured of the best teaching standards and most up to date regulations. It’s the recommended choice for those serious about learning first aid. 

For more information about our courses visit our course page or contact us here. All of our courses are available to book online.

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