Introduction to First Aid

Ref: C3843278

The course covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising the signs and symptoms of illness. The course also covers first aid skills in basic life support (CPR) and the use of defibrillator (AED). The course how to assist a casualty who is suffering from a major illness or injury, such as head, spinal and chest injury and heart attack, angina, and anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction).

Course aim

To support students in gaining skills and knowledge of first aid.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students whose first language isn't English would need to be at level 1 to deal comfortably with the language and vocabulary in the course.

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

  • Assessing a scene safely
  • Performing basic life support (CPR)
  • Using an AED confidently ( defibrilator)
  • Dealing with minor injuries
  • Dealing with major 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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • 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

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • The course could lead to accessing higher level first aid or other clinical qualifications, or enhance a CV.

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Introduction to First Aid


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  • 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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