Online and blended First Aid courses

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) 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.

What are the advantages?

The advantages of a partially or fully online First Aid course are:

  • The online part can be carried out at home – no travel costs and at a time to suit you. Work best at 3am? No problem. Grab an hour before the kids come home? Sure.
  • The online part can be taken at a pace to suit you. Need to pause for a phone call? Need to rerun a particular part for clarification? Easy.
  • You can pause and seek clarification from the Internet, no matter how smart/dumb/off-topic your question
  • It’s a lot cheaper. Videos are made once and shown thousands of times. A trainer generally interacts with no more than 12 people at a time.

There are two types of online course:-

  1. Fully online. e.g. Pet First Aid or Appointed Person courses can be taken in this way.
  2. Blended. This is where the first (often background / theoretical) part of the course is taken online and the practical part is taken in a Classroom. The Online part involves watching a series of videos covering the various topics then answering multiple choice questions after each.

Here are some courses that are either wholly or partly online (‘blended’). If you are interested in any, either click through to register for the course from our Awarding Organisation or call us for more information. If you choose a blended option, do make sure that there is the classroom part running before you commit. We may be able to run them for you but usually only as a Group Booking.

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Workplace First Aid

Appointed Person online course. If you have a Workplace where there is no requirement to have a First Aider, this course will give you some first aid confidence. This course can be completed 100% online unlike the other workplace courses as it is designed to give an employee a basic understanding of first aid requirements and basic treatments.

Appointed Persons in the Workplace

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First Aid at Work blended course. This course is a 3-day, 18 hour course. This can be taken as a 3-day Classroom course or a 1-day online course followed by two days in the Classroom.

First Aid at Work (FAW) Level 3

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Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid blended course. Paediatric First Aid consists of a 6-hour or 12-hour course. The 12-hour course is the one that meets Ofsted requirements. Whilst the Classroom-only course mixes theory and practical each day, you can also split this course to do the theoretical side online and the practical side in a Classroom, so only 1 day is needed in the Classroom. For small nurseries that find it difficult to release staff, this is a good compromise.

Online and Blended Two Day Paediatric First Aid

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Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid online course. When people think of first aid, they often do not think about their pets. Pets have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Pet first aid is not intended to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your pet and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

First Aid & CPR for small and large pets

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety Awareness Level 1 online course. This level 1 course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in fire safety. The course is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers regulations, the fire triangle, evacuation, fire equipment, good housekeeping, the law, training requirements, calling the fire service, fire doors, smoke alarms, risk assessing and precautions. We also offer a Level 2 course that training for Fire Wardens and Fire Marshals.

Preventing / Responding to Fire Emergencies

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Fire Safety Principles Level 2 (Fire Warden / Marshal) online course. This level 2 course is aimed at anyone who requires a course as a Fire Warden or a Fire Marshal. The course covers the latest fire safety regulations and the roles and duties of employees and their responsibilities on Fire Safety.The course is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers how fires are started, methods of controlling fire spread, evacuating the building, fire briefings and risk assessing.

Fire Wardens and Fire Marshal training

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Food Safety

Food Safety Level 1 online course. Our Food Hygiene / Food Safety course covers all the basics on food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross-contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen.

Level 1 Food Safety

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Food Safety Level 2 online course. Our Food Hygiene course covers all the basics on food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross-contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen. This is a level 2 course for general food hygiene training for people working directly with food.

Legislation, Bacteriology, Contamination & Storage

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