First Aid Training Courses

We offer two different first aid courses each resulting in a different qualification; which both provide invaluable knowledge and preparation for dealing with accidents in normal life.

  1. The NaRS STA First Aid at Work (HSE Approved) Qualification
    The First Aid at Work Qualification course seeks to equip those successful with the skills to meet the requirements of the Health & Safety First Aid at Work Act 1981. This course typically last 24 hours set over three days, excluding a 2 hour exam.
  2. The NaRS STA Paediatric First Aid Qualification
    The Paediatric First Aid Qualification (PFAQ) course is designed for parents and people who work with children in the absence of their parents. Courses have the flexibility to be appropriate to the age of the children being cared for. This course lasts 12 hours including assessment.

We offer both courses throughout the year on site and at the customer’s premises. They are both available to individuals, school children or staff and companies upon request.

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Please contact us for more information about our courses, what they cover, and to book in minutes. Alternatively, course information can be obtained directly from The Swimming Teachers' Association Website.

Overview

Course Structures & Topics Covered

1.    The STA set out the First Aid at Work (HSE Approved) Qualification as follows.

On completion of training successful candidates should be able to:

  • Provide emergency first aid at work
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with:
    • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    • chest injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • eye injuries
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylactic shock
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)

Participants will also be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of first aid at work, in particular of:

  • The importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures;
  • The legal framework for first aid provision at work;
  • The use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace.

Assessment

The qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor;
  • Completion of a 16 question Theory Examination Paper to the satisfaction of the course tutor;
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out CPR on an adult manikin; (externally assessed)
  • • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty; (externally assessed)
  • • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for a work place emergency situation. (externally assessed)

2.    The STA set out the Paediatric First Aid qualification as follows.

On completion of training successful candidates should be able to:

  • Planning for first aid emergencies
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Resuscitation procedures appropriate to the age of children being cared for
  • Recognising and dealing with
    • shock including electric and anaphylactic shock
    • bleeding
    • burns and scalds
    • choking
    • suspected fractures
    • head, neck and back injuries
    • cases of poisoning
    • foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
    • eye injuries
    • bites and stings
    • the effects of extreme hot and cold
    • febrile convulsions
    • the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia, and diabetes
    • serious sudden illnesses such as meningitis

Assessment

The qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor;
  • Complete an 8 question multiple-task worksheet, with a pass mark of 6;
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out CPR on an adult, child and baby manikin;
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty;
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for a child in an emergency situation

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Content

What You Get

Each course price includes all course materials, tuition and exam entry. At our discretion, we may also offer a cash-back payment for some of the value of the course price, should you go on to work for us regularly, provided you are accepted having applied for a formal position.

Award of the qualifications, upon successful completion of the courses, is valid for 36 months. Revalidation (explained below) must be achieved within this period because those who let this period lapse are treated as new candidates and therefore must attend a full course to pass again.

We also cater for those looking to renew their qualifications, provided an adequate training log can be produced that has been signed off by a designated trainer. Once we have authorised this, a schedule can be designed that is tailored to the individual’s training needs. The price of this will be less than the full course, but dependent on the schedule designed so please contact us to discuss this.

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Eligibility

Am I Suitable For These Courses?

1.   The criteria that you need to be able to meet to be suitable for the First Aid at Work (HSE Approved) Course are as follows.

  • Be aged 13 or above
  • Be physically fit and able to deal with demanding emergency procedures

2.   The criterion that you need to be able to meet to be suitable for the First Aid Paediatric First Aid Course is as follows.

  • Be aged 16 or above

It is a candidate’s responsibility to ensure they meet these criteria upon booking their place on a course.

Please note, these are not the same as the course examination criteria. Examinable content will feature in the course materials issued at the commencement of the course and as much of this as possible will be covered and practiced during the training in the build up to the exam.
 
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