What do I learn?
You learn how to deal with a wide range of first-aid incidents and you study a range of subjects, including:
• legalities, responsibilities and reporting
• assessment of the situation
• dealing with an unresponsive casualty
• control of bleeding
• heart attacks
We use interactive and varied teaching methods to give you the experience you need to feel confident in dealing with first aid incidents. The delivery includes practical scenarios, videos and group work.
You are assessed throughout the course on your ability to deal with the different types of incident we go through. There will also be a brief written test at the end of day.
What do I gain?
On successful completion of the course, you will gain a qualification to the highest level of first aid which meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Subject to assessment all participants will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate (and wallet card) approved by the Health and Safety Executive. This qualification is valid for three years and can be renewed by attending a suitable refresher course.
What do I need?
To do this course you need:
• a reasonable level of fitness
• to be at least 14 years old
No prior qualifications are required. Courses are restricted to 12 students. =
On the day itself, all you need is a pen and a notepad.
What do I gain?
Other courses in college
To gain an even deeper knowledge of first aid and to become a recognised first aider in the workplace, ask about the other first aid training courses we run in the college, such as Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.
What else do I need to know?
The course runs at our Blackbird Leys campus from 9am until 5pm.