New AoFAQ Emergency First Aid at Work qualification changes from a Level 2 to a Level 3

Form the 1st October 2017 the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification has changed from a Level 2 to a Level 3. These changes more closely reflect the activities and responsibilities of the First Aider and falls in line with the First Aid at Work and Paediatrics First Aid qualifications.

The Qualification Specification indicates the Learning Outcomes (LOs) and the Assessment Criteria (ACs) remain basically the same as the Level 2. The main difference is that more emphasis is given to certain subject areas than before. An example of this being ,CPR must include: ‘correct placement of AED pads’ and ‘follows AED instructions’. First Aiders currently holding a valid Level 2 EFAW qualification do not require requalification to the Level 3 EFAW until their existing qualification expires, so don’t panic! 

The Level 3 one day course is ideal for nominated persons responsible for the First Aid provision in low hazard environments, or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. It’s a great course, with plenty of practical content so you not only have the knowledge, but feel confident in administering Emergency First Aid. Please contact us for details.

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work – 1 Day


Adrenaline Auto-Injector Pens (AAI’s) in Schools

New legislation allows “spare” emergency adrenaline auto-injector pen in schools.

This legislation was passed in Westminster last week to allow schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. AAIs deliver a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). The legislation comes into effect from 1 October 2017. Here is the link.


New course- Equestrian First Aid

Paramedical First Aid Training is now delivering Equestrian First Aid. Falls from horses can cause significant injury, so it is necessary that all those involved know how to deal with such accidents and injuries.

It is very important that everyone involved with horses, knows how to administer First Aid. This includes riders, instructors,  competitors, volunteers, and grooms. Every professional must have a recognised First Aid qualification, to enable inclusion on the register of instructors.

The British Horse Society (BHS), requires you to complete a First Aid at Work (FAW) 3 day course, which focuses on the injuries sustained while handling and riding horses.  This course is 18 hours of practical teaching over three days. If you currently own a FAW, which is due to expire, you will need to complete a FAW requalification two-day course. This is 12 hours of practical teaching over two days. These courses meet HSE criteria and guidelines, and are accepted by the BHS.

This course is ideal for groups, with special onsite price’s starting with just 5 people.

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid open course in Chesterfield

We are running the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course (2 day) in Chesterfield.  This is an open course, so if you would like to book your place, or you would like more information then please contact us. If you can only attend day 1, then that is fine and you will achieve a Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification (1 day).

The course will run over 2 days, 24th June and 8th July 0800-1430. Each day involves 6 hours face to face training time, with shorter breaks and lunch.

Special price available for this 2 day course, offering a fantastic saving on our website price is £80+vat per person. If you can only attend day 1 the price would be £50+vat per person.

The course is designed for people caring for children in any setting. It is suitable for nannies, childminders, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche and youth leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children.

This course meets the first aid requirements of Ofsted for the Early Years Foundation Stage standards, the National Child minding Association and the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

We look forward to seeing you there.


The LIFEPAK CR® Plus AED is fully automatic, with a simple two-step process that gives the first person to respond to a SCA victim the confidence they need to help save a life.

The LIFEPAK CR Plus AED is also easy to own and maintain. Synchronized replacement of the electrodes and battery CHARGE-PAK™  will keep your maintenance burden at a minimum. And weekly and monthly self-tests—plus a visible readiness display with four indicators—let you know it’s ready to do its job.

Why do Paramedical sell Physio-Control ?

  • We are a training company run by Paramedics who use Physio-Control products on a daily basis and their reliability is outstanding.
  • We use Products that last and are robust and through experience can recommend the CR-plus.
  • We offer discounts to training when AED units are purchased through us.


Although not everyone can be saved from sudden cardiac arrest, studies show that early defibrillation can dramatically improve survival rates. The LIFEPAK CR Plus AED has the capability to escalate to an industry-leading 360 joules when necessary, providing the extra power that may be needed for hard-to-defibrillate victims. Defibrillation and CPR prompts are consistent with AHA guidelines. And because the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED uses the same electrodes as other LIFEPAK devices—the choice of more EMS units worldwide than any other brand—critical time can be saved transferring victims to professional medical care.


Breedon Group- Hope Cement Works

Chris and I have recently delivered a number of First Aid qualifications to staff at Hope Cement Works, part of the Breedon Group. Fantastic training room and facilities at Hope make for a great days training.

The medical gases and airway adjuncts course was very well received. Staff gained great confidence with the practical skills involved with plenty of practice time with the airway heads and adjuncts. This course can be delivered on its own or as part of an Basic Life Support course.

As always feedback was very positive!

More customer satisfaction

More customer satisfaction from yesterdays course!

The training really is delivered in a professional, friendly and very helpful manor. I really enjoyed participating in the course and feel confident in being able to deliver first aid.

With Tony being a qualified Paramedic I feel there was so much more knowledge on this course compared to others I have attended in the past.

Great pace and content with fantastic use of prop’s for practical examples. Brilliant!