These courses are NOT open to postgraduate students. They are designed for University staff only.
Staff are able to register for a first aid training course at any time - please book dates at the bottom of the page. Course registers are regularly reviewed to ensure that delegates meet the eligibility criteria and that line manager approval has been given. As part of the registration process, delegates and line managers are required to complete the following online forms, which will also enable us to track where all qualified first aiders are located:
Please note: There is a cost of £107.00 to attend this course payable by the School/Department and you must complete all parts to gain certification. If you don't give at least a weeks' notice, and the place is not taken by another delegate, then the School/Department will still be charged.
Please bring your own lunch to the campus based parts of the course.
This course is 18 hours in duration and provides a complete set of practical skills needed by first aiders in their workplaces to become confident and competent as a nominated first aider. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.
To achieve this, there will be 12 hours (over 2 days) of practical training on campus, preceeded by a minimum 6 hours of off-site learning.
Covid-19 Control Measures for on-campus training
A Covid-19 risk assessment has been carried out to identify appropriate social distancing measures, cleaning regimes and personal hygiene provision. Please follow the signage and instructions that will help you stay safe, as you enter the building, on your journey through the building, within the training room itself and as you use other facilities such as toilets and break areas.
You will be allocated a specific space within the training room for social distancing purposes. You will have access to cleaned first aid equipment that is for your use only during the course. Appropriate wipes for cleaning and handwash/sanitiser provision will be available. Please do not share equipment, refreshments or stationery.
The Definition of a First Aider
The Aims of First Aid
First Aid Kit
SAFETY AND CASUALTY CARE
Chain of Survival
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)
Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Adult and Child Choking
Types of Bleeding
Haemostatic Dressing Application
Seizures and Epilepsy
Small Cuts, Grazes and Bites
Burns and Scalds
MEDICAL FIRST AID
Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis
Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke
INJURY FIRST AID
Suspected Spinal Injuries
Head Injuries - Minor and Severe
Fractures and Dislocations
Sprains and Strains
Assessment and Certification:
Each learner is continuously assessed by the trainer/assessor during their training and then a practical assessment is conducted on the last day. It is then both the responsibility and decision of the trainer/assessor to determine if each learner has reached the level required to become a first aider within the work place.
Successful learners will be certified by The International Certification and Training Academy (TICTA) which is valid for three years from course completion date.
Upon successful completion of the course, first aiders receive certification to allow them to practice for three years after which a re-qualification 2 day course becomes necessary.
Requalification to maintain certification:
The requalification must be carried out within 28 days of expiry of the previous certificate otherwise the full First Aid at Work must be undertaken as appropriate to be re-established as a first aider.
Additionally, it is recommended that you update your skills by taking an annual refresher: First Aid at Work Requalification course
Blended learning and assessment through e-learning and practical means, involving course leader input and demonstrations, hands-on practical sessions and finishing with a skills assessment during the final day. User manual supplied