The HSE is no longer accrediting any First Aid training Centres
So what do these changes mean to you?
From the 1st October the HSE will no longer accredit any First Aid training centres such as First Aid for Life. By no longer directly accrediting centres; the HSE will theoretically give employers greater flexibility in choosing a training provider and finding appropriate first aid training. However, if the provider is not regulated through an approved awarding body such as Qualsafe Awards, the employed will now be liable to verify individual trainers credentials and ensure through due diligence that the training they provide fulfils your HSE compliance for First Aid Training.
The HSE recognise independent training providers as an official route to receive your first aid training. If the independent provider offers courses on the Qualification & Credit Framework (QFC), approved by Ofqual, as with First Aid for Life – approved through Qualsafe Awards; you can book learners onto the course without having to complete due diligence on the training provider. If the independent training provider is not regulated through a recognised awarding body, you will have to complete due diligence on the training provider to ensure that the qualification awarded fulfils the HSE criteria.
First Aid for Life provides regulated first aid courses on the QCF framework, approved by Ofqual through Qualsafe Awards, the official route as stipulated by the HSE.
All learners entered onto the First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work Re-qualification and Emergency First Aid at Work training courses with First Aid for Life will fulfil HSE requirements, keeping you totally compliant with these new Regulations.