Emergency First Aid at Work (Children's Services)
This course is suitable for frontline workers in Children’s Services working with young people from puberty age to adult. If you require baby and child specific training, please see the 2 day Paediatric First Aid course details to confirm which course is suitable for your service.
Learners will attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace. It is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.
There are four practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course. There is one theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. The pass mark is 11 out of 15.
In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.
To assess competence and gain certification, the learner will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation. If the learner is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification. In exceptional circumstances, learners who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.
Each learner is provided with a course manual.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full one day/six hour Emergency First Aid at Work course.
The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- assess an incident
- provide 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 who is in shock
- provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
Links to basic life support videos produced by the British Red Cross and Resuscitation Council are available in the eLearning section of the Learning Gateway.
Further information: Covid-19 First-aiders Guidance