The course includes the following topics:
- The role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing an incident
- Managing an unresponsive casualty
- CPR and defibrillation
- Recovery Position
- Heart Attack
- Head and spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Wounds and bleeding
- Sprains, strains and dislocations
- Minor injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning and face-to-face training.
The participants will be provided with access to online learning in advance of the course and all participants will need to complete the online materials before attending the face-to-face course. The interactive online materials include sections to read, videos to watch and quizzes to ensure understanding of the materials.
The face-to-face course will include a variety of interactive sessions including discussions, group break-out activities and practical scenarios with a variety of first aid equipment. All of these elements will build the candidates' knowledge to help them pass the assessments and to build their confidence to provide first aid.
The practical scenarios will include recovery position, resuscitation, the use of Automated External Defibrillators, spinal injuries and many more work-related incidents. All candidates need to be physically able to take part in these scenarios, many of which take place on the floor.
Candidates should wear clothing that they feel comfortable with to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, and trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.
The price includes:
- Access for each candidate to the e-learning resources
- Registration with the Awarding Body and certification
- First Aid Made Easy book to accompany the face-to-face training
- Discount on first aid kit
- Reminder card and pen
- First Aid consumables for each candidate
- Access to First Aid equipment to practise all scenarios in pairs
- 2 days of face-to-face training
- Travel in the Swansea area
If there are additional costs, we will agree on these at the time of booking, for example, excess travel, off-site parking, and venue hire.
The candidates will need access to a computer to tablet in order to complete the e-learning before the course. The computer will need to be able to play video and audio.
The qualification includes e-learning prior to attending the face-to-face session. The online material must be completed before attending the face-to-face session otherwise access to the session will be refused.
The e-learning account with QualSafe will be e-mailed to candidates prior to attending the course. The e-learning can be completed in stages, as it will remember the last module you completed and start from where you left off.
The e-learning takes 6 hours to complete and time should be set aside to complete this before attending the face-to-face session. The face-to-face sessions will access the knowledge learnt in the e-learning.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching, annual Continual Professional Development or access to a debrief session.
The Continual Professional Development is recommended to be a half day and we can focus the topics around the needs of your staff and your business.
Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident in which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.
As a regulated qualification there are assessments to ensure the candidates have reached the required standard. The online materials and the face-to-face course prepare them for the assessments.
There are two multi-choice papers and 7 practical assessments which are built into the two days. The practical assessments are observed as individuals develop their skills through the course.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 First Aid at Work by the awarding body QualSafe Awards.
The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by sitting a Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification before the qualification expires or within one month. Please see Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification for exact details.
We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but be aware staff can be distracted by day-to-day concerns..
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 12 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
- Floor space to practise their first aid skills
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with a laptop
While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.
The course will have three planned breaks per day, including lunch. Refreshments are NOT included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.
The course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about your candidates carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking. We may be able to provide reasonable adjustments to support candidates learning, but we need to agree on all adjustments in advance with the Awarding Body.
While a student can qualify at 14, they may not assume responsibility in the workplace until they are 16 and then it is the employer's responsibility to ensure the individual is suitable for the role.
This course can be completed over a number of sessions, as long as it is completed within 4 weeks of starting.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.