First Aid for Teachers and Support Staff

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I came across First Aid for Life when searching for a course provider who could deliver on-site Emergency First Aid at Work training. From A to B the process was as straightforward and manageable as I’d hoped. The training was first rate – the feedback from the course delegates was all good – content delivered was easy to digest and all that attended now had the confidence to act in an emergency if necessary.
Chris Mason

Albermarle Independent College

Emma’s training session covering allergies, asthma, seizures and sickle cell for our large staff body was perfect. It was a great blend of theory and practice, which weaved in some compelling stories about the consequences of not getting your medical provision right. We would highly recommend her to any organisations looking to ensure its medical provision is exemplary.

Rob Hitch, Harris Academy South Norwood

First Aid and Covid19

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Need Essential First Aid Training during Covid19? – we can help!

Our practical courses  are conducted under strict social distancing and enhanced hygiene and infection control measures to ensure the safety of your staff and ours. We are highly experienced medical, health and emergency services professionals and truly understand the importance of infection control.

First Aid for Life is an Award Winning fully regulated First Aid Training provider, our trainers are highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals who will tailor the training to your needs.

We run a variety of courses covering adult and child First Aid in a school setting: Paediatric First Aid covering the full Ofsted syllabus, the Fully Regulated Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) tailored to Schools and a short 3 hour Emergency First Aid for Schools course covering CPR, choking, asthma, head injuries, minor and major bleeds, fitting and other common medical emergencies in a school setting.

We are happy to arrange bespoke courses on any topics and cover specific illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and acute allergic reaction.

Individuals can attend our scheduled courses in London or we will run group courses throughout the UK.

Our website contains a wide range of free resources including posters on head injuries, which are available on request.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

The EFAW course adapted to First Aid for Schools is a one day course covering care of the unconscious casualty as well as commonly occurring injuries covering the full syllabus specified by the HSE First Aid plus the addition of: head Injuries, asthma, breaks and soft tissue injuries. This syllabus includes child first aid and is tailored to First Aid in a school setting.

Emergency First Aid (3 hour)

Many schools choose our Emergency First Aid (3 hour) course for teachers and admin staff who need basic First Aid knowledge and covers accidents and emergencies in adults, babies and children and concentrates upon the most common children’s medical emergencies – you will be able to choose to focus on the age group most relevant for you and the course will be tailored to your needs. Again this is available as a scheduled option or as a group course for up to 14 people.
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Paediatric First Aid

The full day Paediatric First Aid course is our most popular course with schools and covers the full Ofsted syllabus in one day. For Early Years Staff this course is available as blended learning – 6 hours conveniently online followed by a one day practical course in order to obtain your 12 hour paediatric certificate.
First Aid for Teachers and Support Staff

Group Courses

We would be delighted to come to your school and run a group course for your staff. We will teach courses to any specification and include additional elements you may wish us to cover. We are more than happy to assist with health care plans and provide specific first aid advice pertaining to different medical conditions.  Training can be tailored to cover asthma, head injuries, epilepsy and fitting, Life Support and use of a defibrillator and any other specifications you might need.

We also run courses for pupils and parents and many schools use our training to fundraise.

 

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Sandy Clark
Sandy Clark
20:52 28 Nov 21
In my 35 year career I can honestly say this was the best first aid course I have attended! Really well presented and... good delivery. Online work was essential to the course, providing more depth of knowledge but was easy to work through. The course was well designed and tweaked for individual professions. Paul, our trainer, was very engaging and kept everyone’s interest. The day flew by! Well worth booking!!read more
Dave Burnett
Dave Burnett
17:01 12 Nov 21
Superb CPR/BLS course delivered for 6 of us which included clinicians & reception staff. Jenny was excellent- great... balance of well simplified theoretical concepts & practical advice as well as good hands on practical element. Tailored the session effortlessly. Best CPR course I’ve attended since I qualified 17 years ago!read more
Basia Klimas
Basia Klimas
18:53 18 Oct 21
I attended a 3 hour emergency First Aid course extremely well delivered by Jenny. She covered so many topics and... presented them in an easy to remember practical manner. She was also able to stimulate and answer several questions from the group around and on a tangent to the topic. I feel much more confident now.read more
Paula Hamilton
Paula Hamilton
10:26 04 Oct 21
Excellent course. Very easy to navigate and full of invaluable information and skills that everyone should have. My son... did this for his Duke of Edinburgh Skills section and really enjoyed it. Modules to test you knowledge after topics and a certificate of achievement at the end. Emma completes the Assessor report too. Very well organised.read more
Zydie
Zydie
12:52 30 Sep 21
Excellently delivered course as usual - 3rd time back for me which is testament in itself! Our trainer, Jenny was... energetic, enthusiastic and really clear in her delivery. Huge thanks to her for making the day whizz by with lots of laughs and no after-lunch lethargy.read more
Olivia Mankowitz
Olivia Mankowitz
14:43 21 Sep 21
Our trainer, Paul, was very knowledgeable, and included all of us in the learning experience. We covered a lot of... material and there was plenty of time to ask questions. It was a very interactive course. I feel confident to deal with a variety of situations that I wouldn't have known how to deal with before. Thank you, Paul!read more
simon williams
simon williams
20:35 24 Aug 21
Excellent teaching, patient and detailed. Hope never have to put in to practice what I learnt but much more confident... now should I be called on. Really recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn first aid skills.read more
Grace Savage
Grace Savage
11:10 12 Aug 21
5 stars for First Aid for Life trainers!Jane was knowledgeable, knew all her subjects and ensured that everyone felt... at ease! Covid Safe!!I fully recommendread more
Julia Reid
Julia Reid
19:18 23 Jul 21
Very detailed course. The Tutor was friendly and informative.Thanks very much.
Monica Lawrence
Monica Lawrence
09:27 22 Jul 21
Thoroughly enjoyed this First Aid course. The course was brilliant, not only did it take place in a air conditioned... room on one of the hottest days of the month, but the course was very hands on with lots of opportunity to practice the life saving techniques. The course instructor Steve was truly exceptional, he communicated well, was very knowledgeable and interacted well with all the delegates. I would definitely use First Aid for Life again and again and am happy to recommend them.read more
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Caroleverwichte.cv@gmail.com Verwichte
13:22 07 Jul 21
Excellent online content and excellent delivery in person (blended course). Would definitely recommend.
Matthew Leach
Matthew Leach
11:42 04 Jul 21
Great first aid training session. Engaging, informative and delivered with energy and enthusiasm. Highly recommended.
Ollie
Ollie
10:03 29 Jun 21
The course was extremely informative and Andy was a wonderful teacher, going over everything in great detail and making... sure everyone understood every aspect of the training. Overall it was a fantastic course, would highly recommend!read more
Louise Sutherland
Louise Sutherland
15:57 23 Jun 21
We used First Aid for Life for some in-house First Aid training for the coaches and managers at our cricket club. Those... who participated came away with a lot more confidence and knowledge on how to support club members who may need first aid, and also what pro-active measures should be in place to minimise risk as much as possible. A great session, thanksread more
Miranda Wilson-Stone
Miranda Wilson-Stone
09:50 21 Jun 21
Emma was an excellent trainer. She worked at a fast pace, she was clear with her explanations and ready to answer and... explain all questions and answers as the session went on! I highly recommend first aid for life!read more
Steve Tiso
Steve Tiso
12:54 19 Jun 21
The courses and the trainers are fantastic. I have completed on-line and face to face courses covering Dog first aid, ... Mental health first aid, Paediatric and First aid at work. I would recommend First aid for life when you need any first aid training.read more
Debbie Franckeiss
Debbie Franckeiss
13:47 24 May 21
I found the online course and practical training day excellent! The trainer was very good and included lots of... practical tips and examples. Very easy to follow and understand, I can highly recommend these courses!read more
Emma Reynolds
Emma Reynolds
15:12 12 May 21
A great solid learning course.So much interesting info delivered in the way that you remember. No light hearted ness... - true facts given that may require ones self to address, should a situation happen.Well done to you guys & our great course leader.So much energy & passion given.read more
S F Head
S F Head
09:51 07 May 21
Great working with Emma. Really good communication throughout. Great educational options available. The students... enjoyed the chance to gain a certificate and also the Online session too.read more
Rose Goddard
Rose Goddard
09:56 03 May 21
We had an excellent session with the trainer Jenny - what a wonderful teacher! Everyone was really engaged and came... away from the training having learnt so much.read more
Andy Thwaite
Andy Thwaite
14:37 15 Apr 21
Another great course from a great training provider. Emma and her team are incredibly communicative and helpful. Our... two trainers did not disappoint bringing just the right amount of humour and entertainment to help staff through a very thorough and informative day of first aid training.read more
Attila Simony
Attila Simony
22:53 06 Apr 21
Did the Mental Health First Aid course: very thorough, lots of useful information, easy-to-follow material,... enthusiastic and supportive training team. I can only recommend!read more
Agnieszka Sawicka
Agnieszka Sawicka
23:46 21 Aug 20
I'M JUST FINISH MY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE I am REALLY satisfied I enjoy so much.STEVEN- THE TRAINER WAS AMAZING... HIGHLY ENERGETIC guy ,MOTIVATED AND REALLY ENJOY WORKING, concentrated on all details explain everything perfectly which makes think so easy to understand I recommend to everyone who looking for professional course with a lot of funread more
The Train Station
The Train Station
12:15 04 Aug 20
I've had over 20 years of First Aid courses in various locations and environments. Without exception this was the... best.From the get go we were very well informed and kept up to date with information during the COVID-19 developments and it's subsequent restrictions and limitations.The course was very well attended (including 5 of my own Team) by a diverse crowd with varying experience and requirements. These were all answered and handled exceptionally.Clarity in explanation and understanding was second to none and it's the very first time a course leader has not only explained the biomechanics of certain situations and techniques but also applied relevant, practical and common sense!Cannot recommend them enough.read more
amanda
amanda
20:32 01 Jun 20
I have completed the training online and in my setting and the experience was amazing. I have refreshed my previous... knowledge and I found it useful.Thank youread more
Carol Lake
Carol Lake
14:45 09 May 20
I have just completed the online component of the course. It was very informative and well presented with a mixture of... videos and reading. The quizzes throughout the course helped with learningread more
Laura Groogan
Laura Groogan
11:49 10 Mar 20
I recently completed the Emergency First Aid at Work with First Aid for Life. I would like to say that our Tutor Gaynor... was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, personable and made the day really enjoyable.Would highly recommend to anyone that needs or wants to learn this.Location was easy to find and facilities were clean, comfortable.Great experience all round and good value for money.read more
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Online Refresher Courses:

The 3 hour online course Supporting pupils with medical conditions in schools and childcare settings  is a great way for professionals to refresh your knowledge of how to best help pupils with ongoing medical conditions.

This qualification is specifically targeted at staff working in schools, colleges, nurseries and childcare settings in both public and private sectors. It is designed around the needs of the education sector and highlights issues such as; working with parents and healthcare providers, the importance of records and documentation, consent, parental responsibilities and student self-medication.

 

This 3 hour online course Caring for Children with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy (plus a bonus section on Head Injuries) is suitable for all health professionals, teachers, parents and carers and anyone who has any of the above conditions; or is working with, or involved in the care of any child or young person who has any of these long term health conditions. It is a comprehensive course that explains; the physiology of the conditions, common triggers, signs and symptoms, how to recognise an acute episode, what to do, how to treat and how to administer medication.

The course also provides helpful support to Schools and health professionals in writing Individual Healthcare Plans and supporting children with these medical conditions to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

Free school resources

We also have a number of useful free resources to help introduce children to first aid. (click here)
These include comprehensive modular online courses, PDF handouts, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, infographics and posters all created to enhance the learning experience and help the students get the most from learning these invaluable skills.

 

They are designed to complement our First Aid for Life practical hands-on first aid training courses, as well as our online options.

 

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