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The team at Blackbird is fully competent and compliant with all the requirements laid down by OFQUAL with our certificates being provided by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK), an OFQUAL awarding body, and all prices listed are per person discounts are available for group booking of over 4 students

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Courses we can provide

TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Ofqual Level 3 replaces the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved First Aid at Work course, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Once qualified, holders of this First Aid at Work certificate can be used as First Aiders in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience. The First Aid at Work course is run over three days and includes both theory and practical sessions.

Course Outline  
The 3 day First Aid at Work Training Course Syllabus Includes:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kit
  • Course duration: three days - 18 contact hours
  • Assessment of the First Aid at Work Course: Students are are continuously assessed through the course, then sit a written test final afternoon of the course.
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.
  • Cost: £170 pp
TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work – Requalification (RQF)

This is a refresher course for current First Aiders who hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate. Evidence of this certificate will be required on commencement.

A Requalification course can be taken up to 3 months before and within 28 days after the current certificate expires. The new certificate will be dated from the expiry date. (See new legislation)

The course duration is 2 days and a certificate of competence lasting three years and HSE approved will be awarded on successful completion of the course

 Outline of Programme

  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits
  • Course duration: two-days - 12 contact hours
  • Assessment: Students are independently examined on the final afternoon of the course
  • Designed for: Must hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years

Cost:  £90 pp

TQUK Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Ofqual Level 2 EFAW is appropriate for nominated emergency first aiders, or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day first aid course. This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for lower risk businesses, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The course is run over one day and includes both theory and practical sessions, in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate’s confidence. The Emergency First Aid at Work course replaced the First Aid Appointed Person course in October 2009.

Course Outline
The Emergency First Aid at Work Syllabus Includes:

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulation, RIDDOR, etc
  • Managing an incident
  • The priorities of first aid
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Common workplace injuries
  • Course duration: One day - 6 contact hours
  • Assessment of the First Aid at Work Course: Students are are continuously assessed through the course, then sit a written test in the afternoon of the course.
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.
  • Cost:  £70pp (discounts available for classes of six or more).
First Aid at Work Level 3 (3-day course) Non-Regulated

Exact same Learner outcomes as the regulated course above. The Industry body 3 year certificate issued on completion (Protrainings) is cheaper, hence the difference in price between this and the regulated course.

  • Course duration: three days - 18 contact hours
  • Assessment of the First Aid at Work Course: Students are are continuously assessed through the course, then sit a written test on final afternoon of the course.
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.
  • Cost: £160 pp
EFAW level 2 (non-regulated) Exactly the same course and criteria as the regulated one above.
  • Course duration: One day - 6 contact hours
  • Assessment of the First Aid at Work Course: Students are are continuously assessed through the course, then sit a written test in the afternoon of the course.
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.
  • Cost: £65 pp (discounts available for classes of six or more).
EFAW+F for Forestry (non-regulated) The same content as above but more emphasis on heavy bleeding,fractures, dislocations, etc
  • Course duration: One day - 7 contact hours
  • Assessment of the EFAW + F Course: Students are are continuously assessed through the course, then sit a written test in the afternoon of the course.
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.
  • Cost: £70 pp (discounts available for classes of six or more).
TQUK Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF)
This accredited qualification provides learners with skills to further their first aid training. It is recommended for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator. Those gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival.

Learning Outcomes:

1 Understand basic life support requirements 

1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

2 Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines

2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

3 Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures

3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator

4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

  • Course duration: 1 day with a minimum of 6 contact hours.
  • Assessment of the First Aid at Work Course: Students are are continuously assessed through the course.
  • Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.
  • Cost: £65 pp
TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) (2-day course)course info
TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) (1-day course)course info
Paediatric 12 Hour Infant / Child First Aid Level 3

The course provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Candidates will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation including being able to provide first aid for a child and an infant who;

  • is unresponsive
  • has an airway obstruction
  • is suffering from shock
  • is wounded and bleeding
  • has a fracture or dislocation
  • has a head, neck or back injury
  • has a condition effecting the eyes, ears or nose
  • has a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and/or cold
  • has been poisoned
  • has been bitten or stung
  • has sustained an electric shock

This Paediatric First Aid course consists of 2 units and is to be provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit.

For the purposes of Registered Childcare provision and Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Candidate must successfully complete the full 2 day Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Children, Schools and Families and applies to Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

Assessment

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment, there is no final examination. Those delegates who complete the course, and are deemed to have reached the required standard, are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years.

 Cost: £100pp
Paediatric First Aid Level 2 (one day)

Outline

This basic paediatric first aid course is suitable for Nannies wishing to join the Voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR). It is also suitable for Au Pairs, Babysitters, Parents and anybody who cares for children and needs a basic paediatric first aid course.

Delivered by paediatric specialists it includes both theory and practical sessions. This one day paediatric first aid (6 hour) course is delivered at your venue and can be run at the weekend by arrangement.

The OCR required syllabus covers such topics as:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Dealing with an Emergency
  • Choking – Child and Baby
  • Resuscitation (CPR) – Child and Baby
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Eye & Ear injuries
  • Fractures
  • Childhood illnesses including Meningitis and Febrile Convulsions

Assessment

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment, there is no final examination. Those delegates who complete the course, and are deemed to have reached the required standard, are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years.

Cost £65pp

Basic Life Support WorkshopThis 3 hour course covers some of the essential subjects of first aid, in an informal way. such as :
  • Scene safety
  • Recovery position
  • Chain of survival
  • CPR
  • Choking

This course is ideally suited to groups of friends, young parents with children, families, clubs, etc. and can be taylord to individual or group requirements

Cost £20 pp

Martial Arts First Aid

This course is specially designed to cater for the injuries that could occur with martial arts training and classes, and the injuries that could occur The course is ideal for instructors and students. This course covers injuries, including contact injuries, cardiac arrest, as well as illnesses like allergic reaction.

  • Scene/Incident Management
  • Keeping safe
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • General fitness
  • Recovery Position
  • Heart Attack
  • CPR
  • Compression only CPR
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock and Fainting
  • Head Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Dislocations and Fractures
  • Eye injuries
  • Dental Injuries
  • Asthma
  • Managing Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Post Incident Reporting

This course can be taken online with a follow up practical skill session at your dojo. Please contact us to discuss.

Canine First Aid

Would you know what to do if your dog, or a dog you were caring for became injured or ill? Could you deal with an unconscious dog or a life threatening bleed and safely evacuate the dog back to your vehicle? This practical 4 hour course looks at the unique challenges of doing first aid on a dog. It concentrates on common injuries, illnesses and conditions that you may be presented with through realistic scenario practice.

A half day course covering the following subjects:

  • Scene safety
  • How to aproach an injured dog
  • Dealing with a collapsed dog
  • Adaptive canine CPR
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Bandaging cuts, punctures and abrasions
  • Dealing with broken bones
  • Heat stroke
  • Hypothermia and frostbite
  • Evacuation: improvised stretchers and carries
  • First aid kits for dogs
  • Cost £40 pp

    Please contact us for course availability.