About this course
Informal training course for mums, dads, babysitters, & students (from key stage 3)
The course syllabus (see topics tab above), takes 3 hours to complete. For specific one to one questions or concerns not already covered, additional hands on practice, and complementary refreshments please allow up to 4 hours.
A fun and inclusive practical course.
Our basic life support and first aid is ideal for anyone who would like to learn what to do when initially faced with an emergency, and how to confidently and swiftly respond. You will learn how to deal with accidents, injuries, and potential medical conditions involving new born infants and children. You will be given the opportunity to safely explore any anxieties, and practice treating common and sometimes life-threatening scenarios.
If under the age of 15, you must attend with an adult guardian or teacher.
Being a new parent is a magical yet sometimes frightening time. With this course, at least if the worst should happen you will have the basic awareness, confidence, and skill set needed to recognise a problem, give immediate care, and get help fast. This course covers paediatric basic life support skills for a child and infant. FYI: an infant in first aid “insider speak”, the term Infant refers to a baby that is 0 to 1 years, and the term child is 1 to puberty. See also course topics tab above for the full syllabus.
Where you require classroom a first aid certification urgently.
Please book onto one of our nationally recognised level 3 EFAW classroom courses here OR; If you have sole charge of babies or children (unaccompanied by the child’s parent or guardian) OR; you work for an Ofsted registered club or facility, and do not have a fully qualified PFA or FAW first aiders, you will need to complete the emergency paediatric first aid 6 hour course (EPFA) or the full 12 hour paediatric first aid course (PFA). Visit our first aid for childcare providers page to learn more.
Can be delivered on site, subject to our risk assessment which considers the size of the training area, whilst social distancing measures are required.
Basic life support & First Aid, and all our classroom practical courses, fully meet The Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines 2015 and subsequent changes. Our face to face first aid courses also include current guidelines on infection prevention and first aid safety in relation to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2). We are proud to operate a socially distanced training environment in the classroom. Every learner has sole use of an adult, and child manikin for full the duration of the training.
If your current risk assessment has highlighted any additional gaps please contact us. We would be happy to advise you on the most appropriate course.