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Practical training courses run from your workplace, available nationwide

Available First Aid Training

Who is this course for?

This three-day practical first aid training course includes training on specific injuries and illnesses that may have been identified in your first aid needs assessment. It is suitable for any person who may need to provide first aid to someone who becomes ill or injured while at work.

What is covered?

Our three-day course includes skills to help recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions, including helping someone who:

  • feels faint
  • is having a stroke
  • is having a diabetic emergency
  • is having a severe allergic reaction
  • is having an asthma attack
  • has a head injury
  • has been poisoned
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has an injury to the bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
  • is having a heart attack (including the administration of aspirin)
  • is having an angina attack
  • unresponsive and not breathing – including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • unresponsive and breathing
  • having a seizure
  • Choking
  • bleeding heavily
  • burnt (including a range of different burns e.g. electrical)

Prices

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How does it work?

This course runs from 9am until 5pm each day with a lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions. We recommend that you bring your own lunch as facilities are dependant on where the course is taking place. 

This course is a practical course with a hands on approach with the aim to deliver the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real setting. 

On completion of the course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. 

Who is this course for?

This two day course is suitable for anyone who wants to refresh and update the skills they previously learned on their first aid at work course, in order to renew their certificate.

What is covered?

This refresher course covers the steps to take for a variety of injuries and medical conditions, including:

  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has an injury to the bone, muscle and joint (including spinal injuries)
  • Stroke
  • is having a heart attack (including the administration of aspirin)
  • is having an angina attack
  • is having a stroke
  • is having a diabetic emergency
  • is having a severe allergic reaction
  • is having an asthma attack
  • has a head injury.

Prices

Contact us for group pricing

How does it work?

This course runs from 9am until 5pm each day with a lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions. We recommend that you bring your own lunch as facilities are dependant on where the course is taking place. 

This course is a practical course with a hands on approach with the aim to deliver the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real setting. 

On completion of the course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. 

Who is this course for?

This one day course is ideal for those working in low-hazard environments, such as a shop or office, or for organisations whose first aid needs assessment identifies the requirement for somebody trained in emergency first aid. It suitable for those over 16+ years of age.

What is covered?

The emergency first aid at work course gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace, including helping someone who is:

  • unresponsive and not breathing – including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • unresponsive and breathing
  • having a seizure
  • Choking
  • bleeding heavily
  • burnt (including a range of different burns e.g. electrical)

The course also includes information on:

  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

Prices

Contact us for group pricing

How does it work?

This course runs from 9am until 5pm each day with a lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions. We recommend that you bring your own lunch as facilities are dependant on where the course is taking place. 

This course is a practical course with a hands on approach with the aim to deliver the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real setting. 

On completion of the course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. 

 

Who is this course for?

This two day course is suitable for anyone who wants to refresh and update the skills they previously learned on their first aid at work course, in order to renew their certificate.

What is covered?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who are involved in sporting activities and may need to give basic first aid.

This course gives learners the first aid skills to help an adult or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing
  • is bleeding
  • is choking
  • has a burn
  • is in shock
  • has a bone, muscle or joint injury (including spinal injuries)
  • is having a seizure
  • has cramp or an Achilles tendon injury

The course also covers basic information on accident reporting.

Prices

Contact us for group pricing

How does it work?

This course runs from 9am until 5pm each day with a lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions. We recommend that you bring your own lunch as facilities are dependant on where the course is taking place. 

This course is a practical course with a hands on approach with the aim to deliver the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real setting. 

On completion of the course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. 

How often do first aiders need to re-qualify?

First aiders should re-qualify every three years, otherwise:

  •  the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) no longer considers them competent to act as a first aider
  • they will not be counted towards the required number of first aiders in your workplace.

First aiders can re-qualify by completing a two-day first aid at work requalification course, but if some time has passed since the certificate expired, the HSE recommends completing the three-day first aid at work course.

We support the HSE recommendation that first aiders have annual refresher training to keep their skills up-to-date.

 

When is the next available course?

To check availability for any face-to-face training course:

  • For First Aid training please fill in an enquiry form on the first aid page of our website;
  • For any other course, please navigate to ‘Contact us’ and fill in a form to provide your details
  • For additional information please call our team on 01344 830015 during office hours (Mon-Fri 8h30 to 18h00), or email us at info@pd-training.co.uk


I am a PT, which First Aid qualification do I need?

Personal trainers are not currently required to be first aid certified, which means that an awareness course such as our First Aid e-learning would be sufficient to provide you with the theoretical knowledge necessary to treat many common medical emergencies you may encounter in your work until the arrival of an ambulance.

This online course can also be useful if you already hold a first aid qualification and you simply wish to refresh your knowledge. This course runs entirely online and you can complete it at your own convenience and in your own time.

However, although you do not need to be first aid certified as a personal trainer, we believe that holding a first aid qualification could make a difference for your client base. Letting your clients know that you are fully accredited as a first aider will make them feel more secure and safe whilst being trained. And you will be more confident in providing emergency first aid treatment, if ever required to do so.

To book a face-to-face Emergency First Aid at Work course and become first aid certified, click here. After successful completion of this face-to-face course, you will receive a First Aid qualification issued by the British Red Cross  that has a 3 year validity.

 

Which first aid training do I need to renew my SIA licence?

Following recent government changes, if you are a door supervisor or security guard looking to renew your SIA licence, you must now complete a first aid qualification. This means that you must undertake face-to-face Emergency First Aid at Work training. At the end of this course you will be awarded with a First Aid qualification issued by the British Red Cross (with a validity of 3 years) and you will be fully certified. Click here to find out more about the training and book your course.

As per government requirements, you will need to do this if either of the following apply:

  • you are applying for a licence for the first time
  • it has been longer than 3 years since you last held a licence for that activity
  • if you are renewing your licence

The qualification must be an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification

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