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.
In 2015 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Ofsted recognised this and allowed certain courses to have an online element – but note that all Workplace and Paediatric workplace courses still demand a certain amount of classroom time as there will always be some aspects that cannot be taught or practised and assessed by the student watching a video or Powerpoint.
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
If you would like to explore this option, then note that you should arrange the classroom element before taking the online part. 4 Minutes can run this course, but only as a group Booking. Individuals can only attend if there are spaces on an existing course and the client is happy to allow external candidates.
Please note that the £24.95 fee is the cost for 1 person to register for the online part of the course. There is an additional cost for the Classroom element – please contact us for further information.
Make sure that you use the Discount Code UK-4MINUTES when booking
Course Duration (excluding breaks)
6 hrs online + 6 hrs classroom
Maximum students per course