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How many people will be in the group?

We have a maximum of 12 people on our open first aid courses. This ensures a comfortable learning environment and the time and space for trainees to get lots of hands on practice. 

What do I need to wear for the first aid courses?

We recommend you wear comfortable clothing (not skirts or dresses) to participate in the essential practical elements of our training. You will also be asked to remove your shoes, so you might want to wear your best socks! 

Do your courses comply with UK Resuscitation Council guidance?

Yes, all of our courses have been written according to the latest UK Resuscitation Council guidelines (2015) and you will receive updates for any changes. 

I am unable to kneel on the floor, can I still attend?

Yes, of course we can adapt the practical elements for you. Although if you are doing a regulated course the HSE require that we observe you undertaking full CPR on the floor as otherwise we are only able to issue a modified certificate excluding the practical elements.  

What qualification do I get after attending?

If you’re attending our fully regulated Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, you will receive an externally awarded Ofqual Certificate, valid for 3 years. This course involves practical and multiple-choice assessments and your certificate will arrive by post within 5-10 working days of successful completion of the course. If you need your certificate sooner we can issue a non-regulated one and award it to you on the day.

If you’re attending one of our other Award-Winning scheduled courses, including Emergency First Aid – All Ages (3 hours) or Paediatric First Aid (1 day), you will be awarded your Emergency or Paediatric First Aid Certificateon the day, this certificate is valid for 3 years (although an annual refresher is recommended).These certificates include verifiable CPD where appropriate. The Paediatric First Aid certificate states that you have completed the Paediatric First Aid Course covering the topics specified by Ofsted and fulfilling Ofsted requirements for Child Carers. This is the certification required to register with Ofsted. Our Blended learning (6 hours online through onlinefirstaid.com and 6 hours practical) enables us to award the 12 hours Early Years or Paediatric First Aid Certificate as specified by Ofsted for those looking to register on the compulsory Ofsted Register.

How long is my certificate valid?

Your certificate is valid for 3 years. We also offer Annual First Aid Refresher courses to give you the confidence that your knowledge and skills are up to date. AED certification is only valid for one year.

In addition to our practical courses, we offer Online and blended First Aid courses through our sister company, www.onlinefirstaid.com where you can learn vital skills and extend your first aid knowledge from your smart phone and mobile devices in your own time. These courses fulfil the requirements for those needing the Appointed Person qualification or serve as an Annual First Aid Refresher as recommended through the HSE. The blended learning allows you to complete online learning at your own time and pace and then be assessed on the practical elements by one of our trainers.

The online learning is written in simple English and is ideal pre-learning for people with English as a Second Language to give them the language skills necessary for the accredited courses.

Can I bring my baby along to the course?

We love babies, but unfortunately our training venue is not set up for them to attend with you. We can come to you. If you would prefer to have your baby with you on the course, we would be delighted to run a course for you and a small group of friends at one of your homes with your little ones present. Just ask… 

What is blended learning?

We offer a superb blended learning option for those who require the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualification that fulfils the criteria for the Ofsted Early Years First Aid certificate for the Compulsory Ofsted Register.

12 hours learning time includes 6 hours online pre-learning on your computer or mobile device from our sister company www.onlinefirstaid.com followed by 6 hours on one of our Award-Winning practical training courses.

The online First Aid courses are compatible with all computers and mobile devices and allow you to stop and start as often as you like. The course is interactive consisting of videos, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, flow charts and much more. You have 12 months of continuous access to the course.

On the practical course we will cover the full Ofsted syllabus and your trainer will have adult, child and baby manikins available to use. You will receive a full course manual and the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate to take home with you, which is valid for 3 years.

Why choose First Aid for Life, and not Red Cross training or St Johns Ambulance?

First Aid for Life are First Aid Experts and our Business is fully regulated and approved through Ofqual and Qualsafe Awards. We have won numerous high profile awards for the quality of our training and our customer service, as wll as being awarded overall Winner by the Ferdaration of Small Businesses as the Best Business in London. Our trainers are highly qualified Medical, Health and Emergency Services Professionals who use their first aid on a regular basis and are highly experienced and proficient first aid trainers.

Our courses are extremely practical and held in small groups so that everyone can receive individual attention to ensure you feel confident coping with a medical emergency. We have ample manikins and practical resources available, so you won’t be waiting around for others to finish and we are happy to teach adult, baby and child first aid on any of the courses.

All our courses comply with the very latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Our EFAW courses include more content than other First Aid Training businesses as we cover Head and Spinal Injuries, Heart Attacks, use of a Defibrillator, Asthma and breaks and sprains in addition to the full HSE syllabus.

The course content will be tailored to your needs, so that you leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to deal with situations that particularly concern you. We are happy to cover adult, baby and child First Aid on any of our courses. We are also able to offer online and blended learning options through our sister company onlinefirstaid.com

First Aid for Life is fully regulated through Qualsafe Awards, Ofqual and the QCF framework and your non regulated certificates will be awarded on the day and accredited certificates will be with you within a week of the course.

How do I book and pay for a course?

Please visit our scheduled dates page where you will find everything you need to know about our courses – available dates, times, prices, location. Once you have found the course you would like to attend, Select a date and Order Now to book your place and pay by debit/credit card or PayPal.

To book a group course at a time and place to suit you, please just ask and one of our office managers will make all of the necessary arrangements for you, and once confirmed you will be able to pay by bank transfer.

Are the trainers CRB/ DBS checked?

Yes, all of our trainers are DBS checked and certificates are verified on a regular basis. 

What qualifications do the trainers have to teach?

We are regulated by Qualsafe who provide approval on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive for Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses. All our trainers are annually moderated and regularly verified and have a formal teaching qualification.  In addition First Aid for Life offer regular updates and upskilling sessions for the team and require that all our trainers have used their skills in real life situations and are experts on the subject of first aid and related topics.

Do your courses meet First Aid at Work requirements?

Our scheduled Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 day courses are accredited and regulated practical courses that meet the First Aider requirements of all workplaces with less than 50 employees with low to medium risk and for larger and higher risk businesses to support other First Aiders.Because of the additional areas we include within our training our courses offer a far better training for sports professionals and anyone else needing a first aider who is able to assist with someone having a heart attack, head injury or asthma attack.

We also offer the full First Aid at Work (FAW) 3-day and 2 day refresher courses for groups. 

Question not here? please contact us – emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk or call 0208 675 4036

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