This is a Level 3 Accredited Qualification, recognised Nationally. When comparing prices, non-accredited qualifications are cheaper, however you need to make sure that they meet National Standards and be able to show this during an OfSTED inspection. Sometimes cheaper can be a false saving.
Whilst First Aid is a practical skill, all First Aid courses have elements that you do not necessarily need to be taught face to face in a classroom. For instance, in the absence of someone actually presenting with the symptoms, a lot of medical conditions can only be discussed using Powerpoints or handouts – something that can easily be done at ones own pace outside the classroom using video.
In 2015 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Ofsted recognised this and allowed certain courses to have an online element (all Workplace and Paediatric courses still demand a certain amount of classroom time as there will always be some aspects that cannot be taught & assessed by watching a video).
If you need a 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualification, then you can still take it as a 2-day classroom course, however you now have the option of taking one of those days online, leaving 1 day in the classroom. This is known as a ‘Blended‘ course (as opposed to ‘Online‘ or ‘Classroom‘).
All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements and, along with day 2 in the classroom, leads to a full Ofsted / EYFS compliant Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) qualification.
Currently these are only run as public courses in Maidenhead, Berkshire although we can organise a Group Booking for you anywhere in the UK – just ask.
Instructions on taking this course. It’s as easy as 1.2.3…..
1. Find and Book a place on the classroom part of the course. We will then send you a confirmation and an invoice. When the invoice is paid we will send you a link to the online part of the course.
2. Take the online part of the course, making sure that you complete it before attending the classroom part.
3. Attend the Classroom part of the course. Remember to bring your proof that you have taken the online part.