Blended Learning combines traditional face-to-face training/assessment with remote training or e-Learning.
With part of the course delivered online, usually the theory. Practical elements of the qualifications
then being covered in the classroom.
For example, a First Aid at Work course can be split into two sections, with 1/3 delivered online:
• Day one: covering theory outside of the classroom, via e-Learning.
• Day two & three: classroom based delivery focussing on practical skills.
First Aid at Work Requalification consists of (6 hours) online e-learning and 1 day (6 hours) in the classroom,
The e-learning course must be completed in its totality before learners are eligible to attend training days in the classroom.
What will you learn?
Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the role of the First Aider including reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection, the need for recording incidents and accidents, and use of available equipment.
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
- Recognise & manage illness in the workplace.
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious.
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Complete a secondary survey.
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.
- Recognise major illness and/or provide appropriate first aid in regard to:
- Heart attack
- Anaphylactic shock
- Injuries to bones(fractures), muscles and joints(sprains/strains), including suspected spinal injuries
- Eye injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Chest injuries
- Head injury
- Sudden poisoning
18 hours, consisting of 1 day (6 hours) online e-learning and 2 days (12 hours) in the classroom.
Upon completion of the course we will issue you with a certificate from Qualsafe Awards who are our regulatory body.
The certificate is valid for 3 years, and can be renewed 12 weeks prior to the renewal date, and up to 4 weeks after. The original certification date will be retained if renewed during this period.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommends that first-aiders undertake annual refresher training over half a day, during any three-year certification period. Although not mandatory, this will help qualified first-aiders maintain their basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to first-aid procedures.