Emergency First Aid at Work

Ref: C2524388

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose. Topics include; roles & responsibilities, assessing incidents, dealing with collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, seizures, minor workplace incidents and using a first aid kit. This qualification is designed to provide essential life saving skills.

Course aim

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • rovide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries

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

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • MUlti choice questions if certificate required

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • The course is active and practical therefore candidates will need to kneel and lie down to act as casualties for each other. Appropriate clothing should be worn Photographic ID is required and if not provided there may be a delay in certification

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Enrolment Conditions

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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