Emergency First Aid at Work - for council employees and schools and ONLY

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event (face to face), Qualification
Who is this course for?

This training is for those people employed by Brighton and Hove City Council or Brighton and Hove Schools who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

If however, you are taking a lead in first aid in your workplace, the three day First Aid at Work course may be more appropriate for you.

Please note: there are specific courses for staff who that work in Adult Social Care or Children Services. 

What is the purpose of this course?

The course aims to enable delegates to 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. 

How are delegates assessed?

There are four practical assessments that delegates will have to complete throughout the course and these will be observed by the trainer. During the course the trainer will also carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.  As there is an element of physical activity on this course suitable footwear and clothing should be worn. There is also a theory assessment/multiple choice paper at the end of the course to assess competence and gain certification. 

The delegate 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 delegate 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, delegates who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years and will be issued to those who have met the required standard. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full day Emergency First Aid at Work course.

IMPORTANT: The First Aid Training Programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached.  Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the course. Delegates can also request copies of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates will be a mix of staff from different workplaces.
Start Date
Wednesday 10 August 2022
End Date
Wednesday 10 August 2022
09:30 - 17:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Assess an incident

  • Provide first aid to an unresponsive casualtyProvide first aid to a casualty who is choking

  • Provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries

Additional information
VERY IMPORTANT – It is essential that you and your manager read the attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants before attending this training. Delegates can request a full copy of the risk assessments covering this course.

Refresher Training 
You will be provided with a workbook to keep and it's very important that you keep your knowledge and skills up to date. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommend that First Aiders attend a half day face to face annual refresher course and you can book a place directly through the Learning Gateway. If you are unable to attend refresher training during the pandemic, the HSE supports the use of online refresher training. Training records must be kept. 

The British Red Cross and the Resuscitation Council have produced some basic life support videos and links to these learning resources are available in the eLearning section of the Learning Gateway.

Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Schools
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
Top Edge Training
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