Health & Safety Short Courses

First Aid
1Emergency First Aid at Work
This regulated qualification is ideal for people already working, or preparing to work within industry, who wish to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981and for HSE NI 1982. Topics covered include the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider, assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury or illness.

How long is the course?
This qualification is delivered via a one day course.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed via a practical observation and oral and/or written questions throughout the duration of the course.

What next?
This qualification is valid for three years, after which you will need to retake the course. In addition, it is recommended that you refresh your knowledge annually.

Progression routes include other specialist first aid qualifications, such as:
- First Aid at Work Course
- Paediatric First Aid Course
- First Aid Response Course.

This course is also available as a QCF qualification.
2First Aid at Work
This regulated qualification is ideal for people already working, or preparing to work, within industry who wish to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The qualification is made up of two mandatory units which learners must complete successfully. These are: emergency first aid in the workplace; and recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace..

How long is the course?
The qualification is delivered via a three day course.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed via a practical observation and oral and/or written questions throughout the duration of the course.

What about requalification?
This qualification is valid for three years, after which you will need to retake the course. In addition, it is recommended that you refresh your knowledge annually.

Prior to the expiry of the award, you must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the units. Requalification has recommended course duration of two days. However, the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required. In order to be eligible to receive requalification training, you must present a valid FAW certificate at the start of the course.

What next?
Progression routes include the HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid Response.

This course is also available as a QCF qualification.
3HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid Response
This qualification is ideal for people wishing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of first aid, wider than the minimum requirements of First Aid at Work (FAW). The current HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid Response includes the minimum training standards as outlined by the HSE for First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 and builds on them with additional training on the safe and effective use of an automated external defibrillation (AED) machine and crucially applies flexible content in the area of environmental and medical intelligence.

This new area supports the foundation knowledge of first aid and places this into context of your place of employment/deployment, identifying typical conditions that they may come across and how these can be supported both on and off site. This makes it an ideal qualification to bolt on additional specialist areas of training such as oxygen therapy, or administration of adrenaline auto-injectors..

How long is the course?
Four days..

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed during the course via practical skills and knowledge demonstration, together with a research assessment via distance-learning.
4Paediatric First Aid
Qualification Number: 601/3867/1
Credit Value: 3

This qualification is designed for people wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. You will learn and gain understanding of how first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment.

Topics within this qualification meet the requirements for Paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 as being important to maintaining safe and effective practice when providing treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.

How long is the course?
This qualification is delivered as a two day course.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed via a practical assessment of competence and a knowledge based series of short, open response, questions.

What next?
This qualification is valid for three years, after which you will need to retake the course. In addition, it is recommended that you refresh your knowledge annually.

Progression routes include other specialist first aid qualifications, such as:
- First Aid at Work
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation