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First Aid at Work

Become a qualified first aider (aimed at high risk workplaces)

It is essential that you can trust the person who will care for you if you are injured or suddenly ill at work. This course is suitable for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work, and covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

First aid at work (1 day a week)

Become a qualified first aider (aimed at high risk workplaces)

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.

It includes training on specific injuries and illnesses and is ideal for organisations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training (e.g. due to having employees with a medical condition).

As it is delivered one day a week over three weeks, this course is ideal for smaller businesses that have fewer staff and would find it difficult to have people out of the office for three consecutive days.

First aid at work requalification

For people who need to renew a first aid at work certificate

Workplace first aiders must requalify every three years in order to keep their skills up to date and maintain their qualification.

This course is designed for people to refresh the skills they previously learned on the first aid at work course and renew their first aid certificate for another three years.

Emergency first aid at work

Become a qualified first aider (aimed at low risk workplaces)

It is essential that you can trust the person who will care for you if you are injured or suddenly ill at work. This course is suitable for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work, and covers common injuries and illnesses.

First aid for appointed persons

For people who cover first aid arrangements (not first aiders)

This course is suitable for people aged 16+, and is designed for organisations who:

  • work in low hazard environments, and/or
  • have a small number of staffand/or
  • have completed a risk assessment which indicates that a first aider is not necessary.

If you have staff members with an existing medical condition (and these are detailed in your risk assessment), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) / Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recommends that you consider completing the three day first aid at work course; it teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions, which are not covered in the first aid for appointed persons or emergency first aid at work courses.

Training to qualify as a first aider is available on the first aid at work or emergency first aid at work courses.

First aid annual skills update

Refresher course for first aiders (face-to-face or e-learning)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) / Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recommends that first aiders have annual refresher training to maintain their skills and keep up to date with any changes which may happen between completing a first aid at work course and requalifying three years later.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who wish to refresh their first aid at work skills through practical training in a supervised environment. It is also available by online learning.

Paediatric first aid

For child carers in any professional setting

This course is designed for people who care for babies and children in any professional setting, including nannies, child-minders, nursery workers and au pairs.

If you're a newly qualified level two or three early years child carer, our emergency paediatric first aid course may be more suitable.

Paediatric first aid (2 days in 2 weeks)

For child carers in any professional setting.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting, including: 

  • nannies
  • child-minders
  • nursery workers
  • au pairs.

If you're a newly qualified level two or three early years child carer, our emergency paediatric first aid course may be more suitable.

The paediatric first aid course is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

Emergency paediatric first aid

Designed for newly qualified level 2 / 3 childcare staff

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for children in any professional setting (e.g. nannies, child-minders, nursery workers and au pairs), and is specifically aimed at newly qualified level two or three early years childcare staff. 

The emergency paediatric first aid course is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

If you don't need first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

Fire marshal training

Basic fire awareness, accredited by Institute of Fire Engineers

This course is accredited by the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) and is for people who want to learn about basic fire awareness for their role as a fire marshal in the workplace.

It helps learners to understand how a fire may start and spread, and how to assess and manage these risks in their workplace.

Automated external defibrillators (AED)

How to use an AED machine

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who have a current first aid certificate and want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

We also offer an AED with life support course for people who don't have a current first aid certificate.

AED with life support

Basic life support training and use of the AED machine

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who don't have a current first aid certificate but want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

It covers first aid for unresponsive adult casualties, including the use of an AED machine.

We also offer an automated external defibrillators course for those who do have a current first aid certificate.

Automated external defibrillators (AED)

How to use an AED machine

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who have a current first aid certificate and want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

We also offer an AED with life support course for people who don't have a current first aid certificate.

First aid annual skills update (e-learning)

Online refresher course for existing workplace first aiders

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that first aiders have annual refresher training to maintain their skills and keep up to date with any changes which may happen between completing a first aid at work course and requalifying three years later.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who wish to refresh their first aid at work skills by online learning; simply buy an e-learning licence and learn online in your own time, at work or at home.

First aid for teachers

For teachers and staff working in a school environment.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in a school environment and wish to have the first aid skills to be able to act in an emergency. It is ideal for teachers and other school staff.

This course does not qualify the learner to act as a first aider for the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The skills covered can be used in the workplace to supplement your first aid provision.

Introduction to moving and handling

For the avoidance of and moving of objects

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ and provides an introduction to moving and handling techniques for the avoidance of and moving of objects.

Use of Oxygen

This course is suitable for people aged 18+ who may be required to give oxygen to a casualty. It covers adult first aid information.