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An overview of Health and Safety courses

What our health and safety and first aid courses consist of.

Learning and Development offer a wide range of health and safety related courses which are available to any organisation or individual.

We have a flexible approach to the courses and can offer a variety of adaptable training options tailored for individual organisational needs. If you have a number of staff requiring the same programme and have appropriate facilities we can provide training at your workplace at competitive prices.

The course programme includes First aid, Fire Safety and Health and Safety courses. Access our course programme page for available dates, prices and booking information.

QCPR learner app

Your first aid training experience with Hillingdon Council will be enhanced with the latest app based technology which is linked to our CPR training manikins. This technology provides the candidate with live feedback on how effective their CPR is, including your score and tips for improvement.

Introduction of auto-injectors

We have introduced practical training and assessment in the recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis, including full training on how to use auto injectors correctly. With help from our experienced trainers, you'll be fully prepared should a real-life emergency occur. Book your place on a Paediatric First Aid course via Learning Zone now.

E-certificates

We are pleased to announce the introduction of e-certificates for all of our First Aid qualifications. You'll no longer need to wait for your certificate to be delivered; it will be sent via email immediately after your results are processed. Rest assured that you'll never lose your certificate, as it will remain safely in your inbox where you can access it at any time. Take a look at the courses we offer below.

Core first aid courses

RQF First aid at work (FAW) - Level 3 award Lady doing CPR

This is a one unit, one day course that will enable successful candidates to act as a first aider in the workplace.
The award is gained by various assessment methods including activities, written test papers and practical assessments based on the following:

  • Unit 1: Emergency first aid in the workplace
  • Unit 2: Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace

Re qualification is mandatory every three years and attendance at an annual refresher is strongly recommended.

RQF First aid at work (FAW) renewal - Level 3 award

Qualified first aiders are required to attend the two day renewal course, which revalidates the FAW course, within three years of their qualification date.

This is a two unit, two day course enabling successful candidates to continue to act as a first aider in the workplace.

The award is gained by various assessment methods including activities, written test papers and practical assessments based on the following:

  • Unit 1: Emergency first aid in the workplace
  • Unit 2: Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace

Re qualification is mandatory every three years and attendance at an annual refresher is strongly recommended.

To renew a qualification you should book a renewal training session at least six months prior to the certificate expiry date. Man doing CPR with CPR learning app

If the first aid qualification expires and you need to continue with the qualification you must attend the FAW three day course again.

RQF Emergency first aid at work (EFAW) - Level 2 award

This is a one unit, one day course enabling successful candidates to act as a first aider in the workplace.

The award is gained by various assessment methods including activities, written test papers and practical assessments based on the following:

  • Unit 1: Emergency first aid in the workplace.

Re qualification is mandatory every three years by re taking the one day course.

First aid annual refresher training

The HSE "strongly recommend" that anyone with a current first aid qualification (FAW and EFAW) attend a half day basic skills refresher course annually to avoid skills fade.

RQF Paediatric first aid (PFA) - Level 3 award

This is a two unit, two day course enabling successful candidates to act as a first aider within childcare settings. Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate which is valid for three years and meets the requirements laid down by OFSTED, NCMA, Sure Start and EYFS.

The course is subject to ongoing assessment by the trainer throughout the course and consists of written test papers and practical assessments based on the following:

  • emergency paediatric first aid
  • managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Re qualification is mandatory every three years by re taking the two day course.

RQF Emergency paediatric first aid (EPFA) - Level 3 award Man doing CPR

A one unit, one day course enabling successful candidates to act as an emergency first aider within childcare settings. The course is suitable for those who have gained a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with the EYFS requirements.

The course is subject to ongoing assessment by the trainer throughout the course and consists of written test papers and practical assessments based on the following:

  • Unit 1: Emergency paediatric first aid

Re qualification is mandatory every three years by re taking the one day course.

Automated external defibrillators (AED)

This half day session is designed to equip qualified first aiders with the necessary skills to build confidence when administering first aid. The session includes basic resuscitation and the use of an AED when dealing with sudden cardiac arrest.

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