Knowing the basics of first aid is an essential skill to have, whether you’re in a workplace environment or at home. It could be a case of saving someone’s life, so it’s never too late to train. This First Aid course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals and advanced aspects of first aid, from how to act in potentially life-threatening situations, to conducting a head-to-toe check on someone who has sustained an injury.
This First Aid course applies to everyone and includes expert audiovisual tutorials, easy to follow modules and practical advice for low-risk work settings such as offices, restaurants and shops. Key topics include first aid boxes, the recovery position, administering CPR and treating secondary illnesses such as asthma and allergies. Through case studies and practical exercises, you will learn about the role and responsibilities of a first aider, exploring the contents of the first aid kit in detail. Our experienced instructor will take you through procedures and best practice for dealing with a range of minor, major injuries. In this course, you’ll learn not only the first aid techniques for adults but also how to adapt and employ basic first aid techniques for a child or baby.
By the end of this course, you will have excellent practical and theoretical knowledge, with the ability to take control in the case of any first aid emergency. Also, you’ll receive a CPD accredited as proof of your new skills, with the confidence to apply the correct safety measures for your business or workplace.
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Who should take the course
This First Aid training course applies to, but is not limited to, those in the following professions:
- Office Workers
- Self-Employed workers
- Casual Workers
- Workers in warehouses or factories
- Nursery and pre-school workers
- Leisure facility staff
- Sports Coach
- PE Teacher
- Personal Trainer
- Gym staff
- Anyone wishing to start First Aid training
Once you’ve successfully completed your First Aid course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
All of our courses are fully accredited. The content of the First Aid course is certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to the continuous professional development principles. This course provides you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helps you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.
Module One introduces the basic principles of First Aid and the important responsibilities that a First-Aider must own. It covers the do’s and don’ts of first aid and how to apply the basic first first aid techniques in case of injuries and ailments.
In Module Two, we look at the way in which First Aid personnel should take charge during incidents and guide events. This naturally leads to the recommended actions to take during an emergency, where they will be influential in conducting safety during accidents involving fire, electricity, and water. This module also emphasises the need for self-safety as a First-Aider.
In Module Three, we look at the importance of a Primary Survey during an incident. It emphasises the importance of recording and understanding all the information that can be taken from the casualty and the incident. The module also instructs the way a Recovery Position can be applied to a patient.
Module Four explains the purpose of a Secondary Survey and why it may not always be necessary. It covers the benefits of a more protracted examination and detailed investigation into an incident. We explain the procedural steps of the survey and just how much it can influence the treatment of the casualty.
In Module Five, we run through the symptoms, causes and treatments of the most common ailments that can affect a child. This includes all-too-frequent occurrences like stings and burns, along with life-affecting conditions such as Diabetes and Anaphylaxis. The module also looks at rarer incidents such as Frostbite and Heatstroke, and exactly what you should do to relieve the child’s condition.
Module Six examines the more complex medical conditions that can seriously affect the well-being of a child. You’ll learn the cause and effect of serious illnesses such as Sickle-Cell Anaemia and Meningitis, as well as understanding exactly what to do if a child suffers from symptoms. We also explain the existence of Febrile Convulsions, along with more recognisable conditions such as Asthma and food poisoning.
In Module Seven, we look at the way CPR can be applied to two sets of distinctive age groups, that of adults and children . The module shows how to check for responsiveness and breathing difficulties in patients, and exactly what methods should be applied in each situation. We also examine the uses of an AED and what role it can play in the resuscitation of a child.
In Module Eight, we will learn what constitutes a medical emergency, with guidance on what to do if a person is suffering from a heart attack, stroke, asthma attack and other life-threatening emergencies.
In this final module, we will learn about best practice procedures you need to keep in mind when providing first aid, such as removing clothing and headgear safely. It also includes essential information on permission and consent.