First Aid courses

We offer one and three-day courses in first aid, plus two new outdoor first aid courses, as well as bespoke training for companies and organisations. Weekend and evening courses are also available – please email Jemma Plummer at firstaid@bath.ac.uk to find out more.

QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (one day)

Who is this for?

This qualification is delivered over one day. It is for those working in higher-risk workplaces, or lower-risk workplaces with larger numbers of staff and visitors.

The qualification is open to those over 14 years of age. However, only those over 16 can act as a sole first-aider within a workplace.

Key points
  • Regulated qualification;
  • Meets HSE requirements;
  • Six guided learning hours (one day);
  • Valid for three years;
  • Certificate included;
  • Assessed by MCQs and practical observation.
Course content

This qualification has been developed to meet the first aid training requirements outlined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The course includes:

  • What is first aid?
  • First aid in the workplace;
  • Responsibilities of the first aider;
  • Primary survey;
  • Unconscious casualty management;
  • Resuscitation;
  • Choking;
  • Shock;
  • Wounds and bleeding;
  • Minor burns.

Additional topics can be delivered on request, although delivery time may need to be extended.

Next courses (all run from 10.15am to 4.30pm, click on date to book):

Please click here to book or email firstaid@bath.ac.uk for more information.

Course cost: £100

Click here to read qualification specifications.


QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (three days)

Who is this for?

This qualification is delivered over three days. It is for those working in higher-risk workplaces, or lower-risk workplaces with larger numbers of staff and visitors.

The qualification is open to those over 14 years of age. However, only those over 16 can act as a sole first-aider within a workplace.

Key points
  • Regulated qualification;
  • Meets HSE requirements;
  • 18 guided learning hours (three days);
  • Valid for three years;
  • Certificate included;
  • Assessed by MCQs and practical observation.
Course content

This qualification has been developed to meet the first aid training requirements outlined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The course includes:

  • First aid in the workplace;
  • Responsibilities of the first aider;
  • Primary survey;
  • Unconscious casualty management;
  • Resuscitation;
  • Choking;
  • Shock;
  • Wounds and bleeding;
  • Heart attack;
  • Anaphylactic shock;
  • Head injuries;
  • Stroke;
  • Seizures;
  • Diabetes;
  • Fractures.
Next courses (all run from 9.30am-4pm, click on date to book): 

To be confirmed.

Course cost: £200.

Click here to book online or click directly on the dates above.

Click here to read qualification specifications.


People taking part in an outdoor first aid course led by Team Bath

QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (two days)

Who is this for?

This qualification is perfect for anyone working in the outdoors environment, particularly those working with groups in outdoor pursuits. It is aimed at those who may have to support a casualty for up to two hours and is open to people over 14 years of age.

Key points
  • Regulated qualification;
  • Meets Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) requirements;
  • 16-hour course delivered over two days;
  • Valid for three years;
  • Certificate included;
  • Assessed by MCQs and practical observation.
Course content

This qualification has been developed to meet the first-aid training requirements outlined by the lnstitute of Outdoor Learning. The content also meets the requirements of National Governing Bodies including the British Canoe Union (BCU) and the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). The course includes:

  • First aid for the outdoors environment;
  • Casualty management;
  • Primary survey;
  • Unconscious casualty management;
  • Resuscitation including children, drowning, avalanche;
  • Immersion in water;
  • Choking;
  • Shock;
  • Wounds and bleeding;
  • Medical conditions;
  • Head injuries;
  • Fractures;
  • Poisons;
  • Bites and stings;
  • Effects of heat and cold, including hypothermia, frostbite and dehydration.

Please email firstaid@bath.ac.uk for more information on forthcoming courses.


QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (one day)

Who is this for?

This qualification is perfect for anyone working in the outdoors environment, particularly those working where help is available within 30 minutes such as activity centres. The qualification is also suitable for those that may support other outdoor first aiders.

Key points
  • Regulated qualification;
  • Meets Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) requirements;
  • Eight-hour course delivered over one day;
  • Valid for three years;
  • Certificate included;
  • Assessed by MCQs and practical observation.
Course content

This qualification has been developed to meet the first-aid training requirements outlined by the lnstitute of Outdoor Learning. The course includes:

  • First aid for the outdoors environment;
  • Casualty management;
  • Primary survey;
  • Unconscious casualty management;
  • Resuscitation including children, drowning, avalanche;
  • Immersion in water;
  • Choking;
  • Shock;
  • Wounds and bleeding.

All of our outdoor first aid courses are delivered in a scenario-based learning environment, ensuring candidates not only gain the knowledge but also practice their skills on a regular basis.

Please email firstaid@bath.ac.uk for more information on forthcoming courses.


Testimonials

“I attended the Emergency First Aid Course with Rob and Jemma at the University of Bath in October 2019. The course was very informative and a perfect balance with Rob covering the morning with going through the theory part on slides with plenty of group discussion and the very hands-on practical afternoon part led by Jemma. I really enjoyed the afternoon and getting involved in role plays really put me at ease that if I should ever be in a situation where I needed to give or assist with First Aid I will be in a much calmer place and take appropriate action. I would recommend everyone to take this course. Thank you Jemma and Rob!” – Miriam Hunter, Trainee Branch Manager, Simple Recruitment Ltd.

“Just to say how much our staff enjoyed the First Aid course, it was well structured and you were a great trainer” – Angela Chapman, Bath Cats & Dogs Home.

“A big thank you to Jemma for running such an interesting and informative course. I knew some basics and am usually calm in a crisis but feel so much more confident in myself now and would happily step in to help should the need arise.

“Jemma ran a great course with lots of different tasks being set during the day to keep everyone’s attention and ensure they got the most out of the course. I have now booked two of our fitters on the same course.” – Steve White, Bath Contract Flooring.

“I attended Jemma’s first-aid course at the University of Bath in September 2018. I had previously been a first aider and attended training a few years ago but this had expired. I felt that Jemma’s course was a lot more engaging and allowed me to come away with more knowledge then I had. Her way of teaching is excellent, she put everyone at ease and, for a subject which can be quite heavy and information overload, she made it fun and gave us a few scenarios which we were allowed to contribute to. I especially liked how portable the day was, which kept us awake not sitting in a classroom making notes! I would definitely use her class again and left interested to go on the three-day course to learn more.” – Fiona Blades, American Museum and Gardens.

Jemma was great, she was enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable and made learning what is actually a very serious skill fun, engaging and ‘easier’ than what we anticipated. It was also good to be able to train at our own location for convenience and we were then able to look where our own  first aid kits are kept and used the potential risks in our office as examples. Booking was straightforward and communication excellent – we will definitely be using Jemma again!” – Old Mill.

 

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