First aid is a subject that requires assessment of practical skills and this will always be an essential part of the training.
In 2016 the Health and Safety Executive allowed providers to deliver part of the learning online and part face to face.
There is clear guidance on how this needs to be implemented and is still a work in progress, with many providers making a move towards blended first aid there are distinct advantages for companies adapting this approach.
What Courses does this apply to?
Emergency First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work – This was traditionally a 3 day face to face course. With the new system 2 days are face to face and 1 day online.
12 hour Paediatric First Aid – This would be delivered half online and half face to face.
What are the benefits of this approach?
There are clear benefits to companies using this approach, not least less time out of the office making it a bit more cost effective.
It is important to make sure that a thorough assessment of skills will be undertaken by the provider you choose to deliver the course.
The ratio of learner to trainer on the course remains 12:1 and in the pandemic there are strict guidance to follow with regards to the transmission of covid.
Many nurseries use this approach and find it suits their increased requirements for trained first aiders.
We can offer both accredited and unaccredited courses depending on your requirements.
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