First Aid “+F” Bolt-On

From £60.00

We offer several versions of the “first aid +f” course, but some people just need to add the “+F” element to their existing first aid qualification.

Welcome to the “First Aid “+F” Bolt-On” course.

The “+F Bolt-On course” is ideal for those who hold an existing in-date first aid qualification, but who need to have a “+F first aid certificate” so that they can access Forestry Commission land (for Deer stalking, etc) or undertake commercial arboricultural contracts, etc.

This is a standalone course and successful candidates will be issued with a certificate that is valid for 3 years from date of completion. Please note the entry requirements below.


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First Aid “+F” Bolt-On

We offer several versions of the “first aid +f” course, but some people just need to add the “+F” element to their existing first aid qualification.

Welcome to the half-day “First Aid “+F” Bolt-On” course.

This course cover the specific additional elements required by the Forestry Commission in their first aid policy, with regards to their “Core operations” of “harvesting, civil engineering, mechanised ground preparation, planting, fencing, pesticides application, forest nursery activities, or similar.”

The “+F Bolt-On course” is ideally for those who hold an existing in-date first aid qualification, but who need to have a “+F first aid certificate” so that they can access Forestry Commission land (for Deer stalking, etc) or undertake commercial arboricultural contracts, etc. However the course can be undertaken by anyone looking for this specific learning.

Man walking in snowy woodland (EFAW+F course)

Course syllabus includes:

  • The difference between bleeding, big bleeding and catastrophic bleeding
  • Haemostatic dressing & tourniquets
  • Bites & stings
  • Lyme disease
  • Leptospirosis & Weils Disease
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Hypothermia
  • Crush injuries & Crush syndrome
  • Suspension trauma

Pre-requisites:

  • You’ll need to be able to demonstrate first aid procedures as you would in a real activity environment. So you must be physically capable of doing this to pass the course.
  • We recommend that you have at least GCSE grade D/Level 1 English & Maths before undertaking this course.
    • This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • The First Aid +F Bolt-On Course is suitable for anyone over 16 looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider.

Test:

  • Each candidate on the First Aid +F Bolt-On Course will undertake a practical assessment. You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as applying tourniquets to an injured colleague.
  • You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

Course duration:

  • Generally we run these courses from 9.30am until 1pm.
  • Typically 3 hours of guided learning time with your instructor/assessor. This includes the time allowed for the assessments, but does not include for lunch/coffee breaks.

Certificate:

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Candidates:

  • All classroom courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • 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 to be trained, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • The First Aid +F Bolt-On Course is available to candidates throughout the UK.
  • We can deliver it in other countries, but the protocols that we teach meet the current UK practice, protocols & guidance.

Venue:

  • Our scheduled/open First Aid +F Bolt-On Courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire.
  • Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private First Aid +F Bolt-On Course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our quote request form.

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Why choose us?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose Chris Garland Training as your training partner.

Authority

• 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.

Your safety

• Professionally qualified instructors, with Enhanced DBS Certificates.
• Internal & External Quality Assurance of courses.
• HTTPS Secure website.
PCI DSS compliant payment system.
• Credit/debit card, BACS and Purchase Order payments accepted.

Our clients

• 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 “+F” Bolt-On

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• Some businesses and national governing bodies require that course certificates be issued by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation.
• We offer self-certified & Ofqual Accredited courses; the main difference in certification being third party cost. Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation certification is currently priced at an additional £12.50pp.
• Some of our courses are bespoke to Chris Garland Training. As such they cannot be certified by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation. Where this is the case, you will be informed of this in your quotation.

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Venue Choice:

This will be accounted for in your quotation.
Please provide us with information about the zone/area that your venue is located within? Any charges likely to be incurred by our trainer will be built into your quote.
If no parking is available, please provide more information in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION field below.
Rooms should be suitably lit, with adequate heating & ventilation. There should be a sufficient number of chairs for each candidate and the instructor.
If not available, please provide more information in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION field below.
Welfare facilities include accessible toilets, tea & coffee making facilities, smoking areas, etc.
If not available, please provide more information in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION field below.

Candidates:

The instructor to candidate ratio is typically 1:12, with some courses being restricted to 1:8 or even 1:6. If you have more than 12 to be trained, please provide more information in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION field below.

Dates & Times:

If you have a preferred date & time for this course (for example to fit in with staff shift patterns) please let us know.
Please choose the nearest to your required hours.
Where your time requirements don't match the categories exactly, please let us know in the Additional Information at the end of the form.

Additional Information:

e.g: CPD, Renewal, Identified failing, Workplace incident, etc.


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