First Aid Training

Given the current and developing situation around COVID-19 we have taken the decision to postpone all courses until August 2020

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and thank you for your understanding.

If you are already booked onto a scheduled course over the next few months you or your line manager will receive an email offering an alternative date for August onward.

Full Resuscitation Council guidelines on Covid-19 can be viewed here

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Distanced Learning First Aid for Mental Health

 

 

Outdoor Learning Service is an accredited and regulated First Aid Training Provider.

Emergency First Aid at Work  (1 day)

Paediatric First Aid – Level 2 (2 day)

First Aid for Mental Health (2 day)

First Aid at Work (3 day)

First Aid at Work Revalidation (2 day)

Emergency First Aid at Work in the Outdoors (16 hours, validates all outdoor NGB awards)

All courses take place at the Outdoor Learning Base in Musselburgh.

Group Bookings

Bespoke courses can be provided for groups of 8-12 staff at a 20% reduced cost per person. Email outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk with approximate numbers, suggested dates and specific requirements.  Courses can be delivered over a full day or 2 half days. Twilight and weekend courses may be possible depending on the nature of training required.

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

Course Overview:

This 1 day course will enable learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency situations.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in a low-risk environment e.g offices or shops.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • 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 (blisters, bruises, cuts & grazes, nosebleeds, minor burns & scalds, bites & stings etc);
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work).

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years
  • No prior first aid experience required
  • First aid can be physically exerting, learners must be able to cope with practical aspects of this training.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 1 full day (6 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • The revalidation for this qualification is a further 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book


Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

Course Overview:

For those working with babies and young children in a professional capacity.

Over 2 full days, practitioners will learn the roles and responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of child-related injuries and illnesses. It is strongly recommended as best practice that at least one person with a current and full Paediatric First Aid Qualification is available on the premises at all times when children are present.  (HSE / Care Inspectorate).  This course also makes reference to adaptations for first aid for adult casualties where relevant, as it is widely recognised that you may also have to administer care to adult colleagues.  For this reason, the paediatric course is a suitable alternative to the First Aid at Work course for those in Early Years Settings.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the Paediatric First Aider with reference to:
  • defining an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
  • appropriate recording of incidents and actions;
  • minimising infection risks to self and others;
  • safe use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • manage an infant or child who is unresponsive;
  • demonstrate how to place a child and an infant in the recovery position;
  • manage an infant or child who is experiencing a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED to an infant, child or adult, child who is not breathing normally;
  • administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who is suffering mild or severe choking;
  • show understanding of the different types and severity of bleeding in children and infants;
  • control external bleeding and treat a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • know how to administer first aid to minor injuries (bites, stings, small cuts & grazes, bumps & bruises, splinters & nose bleeds);
  • administer first aid to a child or infant who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints;
  • manage a casualty with suspected head and/or spinal injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering a suspected head injury;
  • administer first aid to a child or infant with a foreign body or injury to the ear, eye or nose;
  • recognize and treat Diabetic Emergencies, Asthma Attack, Allergic Reaction, Meningitis & Febrile Convulsions;
  • recognise and manage the effects of extreme heat and cold;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has burns and scalds;
  • safely manage an incident involving electricity;
  • administer first aid to a child or infant with sudden poisoning;
  • recognise and manage a child or infant in Anaphylactic Shock.

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 2 full days (12 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book

First Aid for Mental Health (2 day)

Course Overview:

Every year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition at some point in their life.  There are many risk factors for mental ill health in our everyday lives, including work-related stress which can exacerbate other problems. Mental health conditions can stop people performing at their best and are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination. Research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers and positive mental health is one of the most valuable assets in any organisation.

HSE guidance on ‘First Aid Needs Assessment’ now refers to mental health in the workplace and employers care encouraged to consider how they can provide immediate care for staff experiencing a mental health crisis as well as any other first aid emergency.

This course is ideal for anyone with responsibility for health and wellbeing in the workplace, or those looking to support adults and young people at risk of developing a mental health problem or already experiencing an existing mental health problem.

Syllabus:

This 1 day regulated course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand issues and risk factors contributing to problems in mental health;
  • listen without judgement or prejudice and ask the right questions to help someone in a mental health crisis;
  • be able to recognise the warning signs of common mental health conditions;
  • provide a safe and immediate first aid response to someone experiencing a mental health emergency;
  • signpost a person to relevant information and support services;
  • know how to recognise and manage stress in daily lives and in the workplace;
  • understand the impact of substance abuse;
  • develop a first aid action plan for mental health;
  • implement a positive mental health culture in their workplace.

Participants will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals, but they will gain the knowledge and understanding to identify when a person may have a mental health condition and direct them to professional help.

Pre-requisites:

  • None

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is an accredited qualification
  • Course delivery is over 1 full day (6 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book

First Aid at Work (3 days)

Course Overview:

This 3 day comprehensive course will enable learners to attain the comprehensive knowledge and understanding needed to deal with a wide range of emergency situations.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in higher-risk environments* involving light-engineering, assembly work, food processing, warehousing, working with dangerous/sharp machinery, construction, or chemical manufacture. *including high schools

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider with reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • 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 (blisters, bruises, grazes, nosebleeds etc).
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering a suspected head injury;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries;
  • manage a casualty with suspected crush injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has burns and scalds;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to the eye;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has suspected poisoning;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering anaphylactic shock;
  • recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (Heart Attack, Diabetic Emergency Epilepsy, Stroke, Sepsis);
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work).

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years
  • No prior first aid experience required
  • First aid can be physically exerting, learners must be able to cope with practical aspects of this training.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 3 full days (18 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book

First Aid at Work Revalidation (2 days)

Course Overview:

This 2 day requalification course will enable learners to revise their knowledge and practical competencies gained on the 3 day First Aid at Work training and will also include any relevant updates to first aid guidelines.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in a high-risk environment.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider with reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • 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 (blisters, bruises, grazes, nosebleeds etc).
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering a suspected head injury;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries;
  • manage a casualty with suspected crush injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has burns and scalds;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to the eye;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has suspected poisoning;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering anaphylactic shock;
  • recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (Heart Attack, Diabetic Emergency Epilepsy, Stroke, Sepsis) .
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work)

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years;
  • Date of refresher training must be within 1 month of expiry of previous certificate otherwise full 3 day training will be required;
  • First aid can be physically exerting, learners must be able to cope with practical aspects of this training.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 2 full days (12 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book

Outdoor Emergency First Aid (2 days)

Course Overview:

This 2 day course will enable learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency situations in the outdoor environment.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in the outdoor environment. The course fulfills the basic requirements for all NGB outdoor qualifications.  A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

An ideal course for all staff who regularly lead or assist to lead adventurous activities.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the scope of first aid in the outdoors (describe the features of outdoor first aid, identify first aid equipment for emergency incidents in the outdoors, summon assistance during emergency incidents in the outdoors);
  • interpret and respond to vital sign information whilst responding to an emergency incident in the outdoors;
  • prioritise casualties who require more than one emergency first aid intervention;
  • assess an emergency incident in the outdoors;
  • manage an unresponsive casualty with normal breathing and consider environmental factors when assistance is more than 30 minutes away;
  • respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally (including drowning, child casualty and remoteness from immediate help);
  • demonstrate when and how to remove outdoor activity equipment from a non-breathing casualty;
  • administer first aid for a casualty who is choking;
  • identify the severity of external bleeding;
  • recognise and manage a casualty with shock;
  • apply incident management and casualty assessment principles;
  • respond to an incident involving limb injury;
  • respond to an incident involving a casualty with head, neck or torso injuries;
  • respond to medical emergency or sudden illness in the outdoors;
  • respond to an incident involving the effects of heat or cold;
  • respond to an incident involving activity or environmental factors (including lightning strike).

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • No previous first aid training is required

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4 / 3.1.6

Key Information:

  • This is a qualification lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 2 full days (16 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • The revalidation for this qualification is a further 2 days Outdoor Emergency First Aid course
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor and in the outdoor environment
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised for indoor and out
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book