This 3 hour First Aid Update Course covers the HSE’s required syllabus for first aiders annual skills update training. We also include anything else that learners want or need to cover to bring them up to date with the latest protocols (e.g. using tourniquets and defibrillators).
To start with, you will undertake a detailed 2 hour online e-learning course that will allow you to develop your first aid knowledge, understanding and competence in medical emergencies. The online element can be completed on any PC or mobile device & you can study at your own pace, and log in and out as often as you wish. There are questions for you to undertake self-checks after each section of the course and there’s an end of course multiple choice assessment as well.
When you’ve successfully completed the multiple choice assessment, you’ll be able to download your certificate as evidence that you’ve completed and passed the course. Please bring this with you when you attend the face to face session, where our instructor/assessor will run through your knowledge and take you through the practical assessment element of your course.
First Aid Update Course syllabus includes:
Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
Recognise & administer first aid to a casualty who is;
unresponsive & breathing normally
unresponsive & not breathing normally
wounded and bleeding
having a seizure
suffering medical shock
First Aid Update Course Certificate:
Valid for 12 months.
3 hours in total:
1 hours online learning
2 hours guided learning & practical assessment
Whether certified by Chris Garland Training or the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation that we use, the assessments on the outdoor first aid course are the basically the same. Each candidate undertakes a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
You have several attempts to score a minimum of 80% correct answers to achieve a pass.
Classroom multiple-choice question paper:
You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
Classroom Practical observation:
You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.
First Aid Update Course Pre-requisites:
Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore you must be physically capable of doing so.
It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
The course is aimed at those over 16 who are looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.
First Aid Update Course Candidates:
All courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and where applicable by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor. Should you have more than 12 candidates that need to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course, where by negotiation, we can arrange for a second instructor/assessor to be present to comply with this restriction.
This course is available to candidates throughout the UK.
The course can be delivered in other countries however the course content has been developed in accordance with current UK practice.
Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. You can download the joining instructions using the link included in your booking receipt email.
Why not arrange to have a private First Aid Update Course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.
To arrange a private First Aid Update Course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.
Here are a few reasons why you should choose Chris Garland Training as your training partner.
• Established 2012
• Trusted and recommended by training providers, nationwide.
• Consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our clients.
• Bespoke courses backed & certified by The CPD Group.
• Courses certified by Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisations.
Environmentally and socially responsible
• Our charity of the year 2022 is the North West air Ambulance Charity. Part of your course fee will be donated and you can add to this when purchasing your course place.
• Additionally, for every course place booked, we pay for a tree to be planted in some of the worlds most deforested areas and an area of kelp to be planted and managed.
• Our planting partners are Just One Tree. They also run educational programmes for those involved in the planting, thereby sharing and promoting knowledge and ownership of the newly planted forests.
• You can read more about this and our other environmental strategies on our Environmental Responsibility page.
• Professionally qualified instructors, with Enhanced DBS Certificates.
• Internal & External Quality Assurance of courses.
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• We’re proud to have a nationwide client base, including:
— Multi-National & FTSE100 companies,
— Local Authorities & Wildlife Trusts,
— Universities, Colleges, School Academies & Childcare providers,
— Schools & adult education providers; including Independent, Local Authority, Referral & Secure units,
— Food manufacturers, Restaurants & Chefs,
— Mining, Surveying, Construction & Maintenance companies,
— Sports Clubs; including Golf, Rugby, Netball, Judo, Canoeing, Hiking & Climbing Centres,
— Hospitals, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists,
— Tree Surgeons,
— Other training providers,
— And many, many more!
First Aid Update Course (Blended Learning)
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