THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE FIRST AID COURSES
If you are unsure about what First Aid course you need in order to become a confident First Aider take a look through this blog which will give you an overview of the First Aid courses and hopefully help you decide on what course is best for you. For example, if you are someone who works in an Early Years setting you will need to do the 2-day OFSTED Approved Paediatric First Aid course in order to meet OFSTED's First Aid requirements. Please get in touch with us if you are still unsure about what First Aid course is best for you and we can help you.
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSES
Paediatric courses are aimed at those who are working with children and those who want to learn how to give emergency first aid to young children.
It is a legal requirement in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to have a minimum of one person to have a valid 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Level 3 certificate and be available at all times within a professional childcare service such as within a nursery and school. Many childcare settings choose to have all their staff trained in the 12-hour Paediatric Level 3 course so that they are highly trained and they are able to always have someone first aid trained available in events such as absences or due to annual leave etc.
- The Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course is a one-day course in which the certificate lasts 3 years. This one-day Paediatric course is suitable for anyone who cares for infants and children such as parents, grandparents, childminders as it gives a good understanding of First Aid knowledge and being able to act in an emergency paediatric First Aid situation. The Emergency Paediatric First Aid course is also ideal for anyone who wants to learn key emergency Paediatric First Aid skills. After completion of the course candidates will learn the skills needed to deal with Paediatric First Aid situations such as giving a child CPR.
- The Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course is a two-day course in which the certificate lasts 3 years. This course meets Ofsted requirements and is suitable for those who work or are going to be working in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to meet Ofsted's first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders ( as defined by the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register guide).
FIRST AID COURSES
First Aid courses are ideal for those who wish to become a First Aider giving individuals the knowledge and skills they need in order to apply what they have learned in cases of emergency First Aid situations. The Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) course is aimed at low-risk jobs such as those who work in an office environment, whereas the Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF) course is aimed at high-risk jobs such as people working in construction.
- The Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) course is a one-day course in which the certificate lasts 3 years. This course is designed for those who wish to become an Emergency First Aider in their workplace. Upon completion of the course, candidates will be ready to give safe and effective first aid in emergency situations.
- The Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF) course is a three-day course in which the certificate lasts 3 years. The course is designed for those who would like to become a First Aider in their workplace. The course covers a range of topics in-depth so that candidates can become a confident First Aider and deliver First Aid in any emergency situations.
If you are still unsure about what First Aid course is suitable for you then please get in touch with us. You can call, e-mail, or start a live chat with us today.
In line with Government advice, all delegates attending a First Aid course post-COVID-19 Outbreak will receive a FREE COVID-19 Hygiene Pack in an effort to protect all learners and staff. We will provide:
- Clean equipment
- Face shields
- Hand hygienic gel
- Surgical face masks
- Regular handwashing facilities