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Practical first aid

Who is it for?

Suitable for people 18 years and over, this course is for members of the public looking for a full first aid course covering a wide range of first aid skills with a strong, hands-on and practical emphasis. It does not qualify you as a first aider in the workplace under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


Length

2 days

Time

AM and PM

Course content includes:

  • Helping an unconscious person - breathing and not breathing
  • Choking
  • Severe blood loss and shock
  • Minor bleeding
  • Burns & scalds
  • Sprains & strains
  • Fractures
  • Head injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Poisoning
  • Hypothermia

Qualification

This course is continually assessed and a certificate of competency is issued. We recommend that participants refresh their skills every 3 years.

Pre-requisites

No previous knowledge of first aid needed. Participants are encouraged to discuss any particular learning needs beforehand.

Notes

This course covers first aid skills relevant to people of all ages. There is a high practical content to this course, which may include outdoors content. Participants should wear suitable clothing.

For more information on this course please call 0844 412 2808.

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Some people may benefit from a more personal touch. Those we regularly train include people with disabilities, sports groups, youth and schools groups. For bespoke workplace courses call 0844 871 8000. For tailored public first aid courses contact your local area.

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