First aid training focuses on building your confidence to respond effectively when faced with a potential medical emergency. This course will equip you with the awareness and practical knowledge to react appropriately if the worst happens.
You’ll learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and basic first aid, including CPR, dealing with common life-threatening emergencies (primary care), injury assessment and illness assessment (secondary care) for situations that are not life-threatening or when emergency medical services are delayed or unavailable, in order to ease pain and reduce the risk of further harm.
If you enjoy this online course, we strongly recommend you attend a hands-on first aid training session from a local training provider for practical first aid training with realistic scenarios and opportunities to practice the skills you learn here online.
Training includes all of the topics covered in the Emergency First Aid at Work course, and complies with the current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and with the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Who would benefit from this course?
This First Aid course is suitable for just about everyone. It is appropriate as an initial first aid qualification, and a refresher course to brush up your skills. We all hope that we would never have need for first aid knowledge but at some point in life we generally do, whether it tending to a small graze or cut and knowing how to properly clean and bandage the wound, to recognising the symptoms of a heart attack, how to aid the sufferer, and potentially saving a life.
There are 3 modules in this course:
Module 1 – Essential Skills & Principles
- Helping others
- Being a first aider
- Recognising problems
- Primary and secondary care
Module 2 – Primary Care
- Scene assessment
- Barrier use
- Primary assessment
- The recovery position
- Using a defibrillator (AED)
- Controlling bleeding
- Managing shock & fainting
- Spinal injuries
- Heart attack & stroke
- Heat & hypothermia
Module 3 – Secondary Care
- Injury assessment
- Illness assessment
- Splinting for dislocations & fractures
Time limits – You have 12 months to complete this course.
Assessment – At the end of Modules 2 & 3 there is a short multiple choice quiz which will help you to test your understanding of the material we have covered.
Accreditation – This course is full accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA).
Certification – Once you have completed all of the modules and the end of module assessments you will be able to download your certificate of completion, which gives a brief outline of the content of the course.
CPD – this course carries 12 CPD points
Refreshers courses – We recommend that you refresh your first aid training at least every 2 years.