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I am a Nuco qualified First Aid instructor and have been delivering First Aid at Work courses for over 20 years. First Aid training in the workplace can literally be a life saver and it's important that staff are given high quality training so that if an emergency does arrive they have the knowledge and confidence to deal with it.

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Level 3 First Aid at Work : 3 day course
It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.
This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


    • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
    • Asthma
    • Head injuries
    • Poisoning
    • Sprains and strains
    • Stroke
    • Burns
    • Epilepsy
    • Resuscitation
    • Bandaging

      Syllabus
      A range of subjects are covered including:
    • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
    • Heart attacks
    • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
    • Eye injuries
    • Fractures and spinal injuries
    • Choking
    • Control of bleeding
    • Chest injuries
    • Assessment of the situation
    • Diabetes
    Nuco First Aid at Work Book
    Certification:
    This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to sit the FAW Re-Qual course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.


    Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification : 2 day course
    This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire.
      Please consider the following rules for attendance:
      • A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date
      • If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied
      Special considerations are:
      • A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course
      OR …
      • A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
      • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course
      The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.


      • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
      • Asthma
      • Head injuries
      • Poisoning
      • Sprains and strains
      • Stroke
      • Burns
      • Epilepsy
      • Resuscitation
      • Bandaging
        Syllabus
        A range of subjects are covered including:
      • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
      • Heart attacks
      • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
      • Eye injuries
      • Fractures and spinal injuries
      • Choking
      • Control of bleeding
      • Chest injuries
      • Assessment of the situation
      • Diabetes
      New Laerdal QCPR manikin
      Certification
      Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers each day. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

      Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work : 1 day course
      Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
      All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
      Woman doing chest compressions on male casualty
        Syllabus
        A range of subjects are covered including:

        • Responsibilities and reporting
        • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
        • Burns
        • Resuscitation
        • Minor injuries
        • Choking



                  • Assessment of the situation
                  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
                  • Epilepsy
                  • Anatomy
                  • Bleeding control
                  • Shock


                  Certification:
                  Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

                  Level 2 1-Day CPR and AED Training Course
                  (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Auto External Defibrillation)
                  Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

                  Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

                  This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.
                  Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.
                  Image of an Automated External Defibrillator



                      • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
                      • Paediatric defibrillation
                      • Resuscitation
                        • Heart Attacks
                        • Infection control

                          Syllabus
                          A range of subjects are covered including:

                          • Responsibilities and reporting
                          • Assessment of the situation
                          • Defibrillation procedures
                          • Choking
                          • AED safety and Functions
                                  CPR and AED training is fast becoming a necessity. A recent UK Government report stated …

                                  "It is estimated that around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK. Overall survival rates vary across England, but range between 2% and 12%. However, survival rates as high as 75% have been reported where CPR and defibrillation are delivered promptly. This is why the statutory guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions advises schools to consider purchasing an AED as part of their first-aid equipment."
                                  Certification:
                                  Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

                                  Level 3 1-Day Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course
                                  This one-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant basic life support.

                                  If you have a professional interest, i.e. you are a child-minder or school teacher, etc, then this course partly fulfils the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage require you to have 12 hours of paediatric first aid training, so the 2-Day Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid would be required to fulfil their requirements. This 6 hour qualification also makes up the first half of the 12-hour course.
                                  Course worksbook for emergency paediatric first aid course
                                    Syllabus
                                    A range of subjects are covered including:

                                    • Responsibilities and reporting
                                    • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
                                    • Assessment of the situation
                                    • Wounds and bleeding



                                            • Resuscitation
                                              • Minor injuries
                                              • Epilepsy
                                              • Anaphylaxia and Shock

                                              Certification:
                                              Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a written assessment. A three year Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

                                              Paediatric First Aid Book
                                              Level 3 Paediatric First Aid : 2 day course, units 1 & 2
                                              This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.
                                              It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally accredited Level 3 Award.
                                              This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

                                              A comprehensive fully illustrated training book to supplement the Paediatric First Aid course is included in your training pack.
                                                Syllabus
                                                A range of subjects are covered including:

                                              • Responsibilities and reporting
                                                • Assessment of the situation
                                                  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
                                                    • Head injuries
                                                      • Infantile convulsions
                                                        • Control of bleeding
                                                          • Eye injuries
                                                            • Heat and Cold
                                                              • Sickle cell anaemia
                                                                • Burns



                                                                          • Resuscitation
                                                                          • Fainting
                                                                          • Choking
                                                                          • Diabetes
                                                                          • Foreign bodies
                                                                          • Anaphylaxia
                                                                          • Fractures
                                                                          • Asthma
                                                                          • Meningitis
                                                                          • Shock


                                                                        Certification:
                                                                        This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

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