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COVID: How we train safely:

COVID safety is my number one concern during training, and all courses will be taught in accordance with Government, HSE and Resuscitation Council UK COVID guidelines. Changes to training include:

  • Reduction in course sizes, if required, to adhere to 2m social distancing.
  • Face masks to be worn by all instructors and participants.
  • Lessons to be taught in a well-ventilated space, when practicable.
  • The omission of rescue breaths in CPR.
  • Regular sanitisation of workspace and equipment.

Any learner displaying COVID symptoms are asked not to attend. For certain courses, such as FAW, there is an option of blended learning. Please contact me for further information.

What are your qualifications?

I am a HCPC registered Paramedic which both satisfies the HSE requirements for teaching all of my corporate courses, and ensures my teaching is both current and relevant. I hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualifying me to instruct and assess, and have taught at a high level of medicine for many years. I am also registered with Nuco Training therefore my corporate courses are regulated and accredited by First Aid Awards Ltd.

Are your courses accredited?

My corporate courses are accredited by First Aid Awards Ltd satisfying all legal requirements required for such training. These courses include: First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work (Requalification), Paediatric First Aid (Carers), Paediatric First Aid (Schools), Basic Life Support + AED, and Activity First Aid. The Motorcycle First Aid and Adventure First Aid courses can include Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) if requested. All of my courses are taught in accordance with the latest medical guidance.

Where are your courses held?

My courses are normally held at your venue, whether that be your workplace or home, which allows me to keep my prices low. In special circumstances I can arrange a venue for you in a nearby location. My Motorcycle First Aid, Activity First Aid, and Adventure First Aid courses are a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.

Are there any additional costs?

I aim to keep my prices low but any special circumstances such as arranging a training venue, or travelling a long distance from the Portsmouth area may bring additional costs. Please contact me to discuss.

What are the dates of your courses?

I run courses upon request meaning that my dates and timings can be flexible to meet your needs. Some courses can be run over multiple weeks instead of in a block-booking. Please contact me to discuss.

Will there be an assessment during the course?

Any of my courses which provide accredited certification, such as First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid, will include practical assessments throughout the training. There are no formal assessments in any of my other courses but the practical skills will be practised to ensure that you leave feeling confident to apply First Aid.

Do I need prior First Aid training before attending your courses?

The only course requiring prior training is the First Aid at Work (Requalification) as this can only be completed by participants currently holding a valid First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate. For all of my other courses you do not need any prior First Aid training.

Do I require First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work training?

Many employers are unsure as to which level of First Aid training they legally require. To help you decide please click here to read the HSE guidance, or alternatively you can contact me to discuss.

How do I pay for my course?

Payment details will be sent upon booking. I will require full payment before the start of any course.

Do you hold a DBS certificate?

I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring certificate and also a basic Disclosure Scotland certificate, both clear of convictions. My DBS certificate is part of the DBS Update Service meaning that it is continually refreshed and therefore always current.

Where can I find your website terms of service and privacy / GPDR Policy?

My website Terms of Service can be found here, and my Privacy Policy (includes GDPR and Cookie policies) found here.

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