Basic Family First Aid

Ref: C2420718

The course is open to anybody who looks after children and infants and be able to deal with an emergency from injury to illness. You will get the skills you need and get the confidence to do a great job when the need arises through simple theory, practicals and discussions. The course is easy to understand and delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Additional information about this course

This first aid course is free to parents and carers that receive benefit. It is aimed at parents and carers of children that attend schools or children centres in Hackney. For more information, or to book a place on this course please contact the Gainsborough Children's Centre on 020 8985 4622. Places on this course are limited - book early to avoid disappointment.

Course aim

The aim of the course is train parents to be able to deal with a medical emergency with their child or infant. To understand in a simple way to deal with an emergency and get help if needed

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course
  • For parents, guardians and those who look after young people and infants

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have the skills to identify and deal with an emergency
  • Have the confidence to deal with an emergency from an injury to an illness
  • Use a first aid kit or an alternative effectively and safely
  • Get help when you feel you are unable to do no more

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Theory knowledge with power-point presentations DVD showing how to treat an emergency. Practicals to develop hands on skills in the class and practice outside the class

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • A notebook and pen to take notes on information you will find useful and can refer to at a later date A basic handout is provided to reinforce knowledge

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Basic Family First Aid


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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