First Aid Training

Life-saving knowledge for families and childcare providers

Life-saving First Aid Training knowledge for families and childcare providers.

Knowing what to do in a medical emergency can literally mean the difference between life and death. Also, we offer a wide range of First Aid Training/Courses and we are continually expanding our knowledge to add further courses to our portfolio.

In particular, we understand that everyone prefers to learn in different ways and styles, we embrace different learning styles and aim to provide all of our learners the best possible learning experience in all our courses, including our First Aid Training: 

BLENDED: Combining interactive scenario-based classroom training with online training elements.

TRADITIONAL: Comprising interactive scenario-based classroom training.

Distance Learning Available.
NEW to 2020: Distance Learning.

Whether you’re a professional or a parent, our practical courses offer a safe, friendly, confidence-building environment to get to grips with first aid basics at competitive affordable prices.

Click on one of our First Aid Training/Courses to find out more…

First aid courses

Our mission at Sprouts Training is to provide the best quality training and CPD support to schools, small business’ and families. In particular, we work to boost professional and personal confidence in the form of knowledge and skills to help tackle any situation. Also, as experts in the childcare industry, with over 20 years experience, we offer a range of skills development training, team boosting classes and refresher workshops. 

Here at Sprouts we go the extra mile, we care about each step of your journey.  Also, we take great pride in getting to know you and your business to ensure we can offer a customised service all under one roof. Therefore, that’s why we can proudly say that we are part of the UK’s biggest Awarding Organisation CACHE and can deliver accredited childcare courses to further your career.  

Whether you’re a professional or a parent, our practical courses offer a safe, friendly, confidence-building environment to get to grips with first aid basics, and come away with the knowledge and confidence to respond in a real-life emergency.

Paediatric First Aid – Face to Face

Cost

£60 pp

Location

If you require this to be held at your location, please contact us directly. Alternatively refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

What to Expect:

The course will be over two days, delivered in a classroom setting. This course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. The trainer will assess each learner throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions.

Covers The Following:

A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Seizure
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Primary survey
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
  • Minor injuries
  • Meningitis
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Recovery position
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
  • Fractures
  • Extreme cold and heat
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Foreign bodies
  • Electrical incidents
Certification:

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to re-qualify for a further three years.

Paediatric First Aid – Blended E-learning

6 Hours Practical & 6 Hours E-learning

Cost

£80pp 

£70pp (12 people + / at your location) 

Location

If you require this to be held at your location, please contact us directly. Alternatively refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

This course is in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets the needs of Ofsted. It is suitable for Childminders, Nursery and School Staff (dealing with Foundation Stage) and anybody who deals with children and wants a more in-depth course. 

What to Expect:

Our Paediatric First Aid – Blended course offers the flexibility to only have you or your staff out of the setting for 1 day. Learning the essential skills, knowledge and confidence to act effectively when paediatric emergencies arise, with practical assessments being conducted during the classroom training.  

Having successfully completed the practical part of the course, you will receive an email to access the online E-Learning module section. Upon completion of the module, the certificate will be available for you to print/save. 

Covers The Following:

Practical, Classroom based:  

  • Roles of a First Aider 
  • Primary and Secondary survey (Unresponsive & breathing normally / Unresponsive & not breathing normally) 
  • CPR 
  • AED 
  • Seizures, Fits & Convulsions 
  • Choking 
  • Bleeding 
  • Shock 
  • Anaphylactic Shock 
  • Electric Shock 
  • Head, Neck, Back Injuries 
  • Fractures & Brakes 
  • Asthma 
  • Diabetic 

E-Learning:  

  • Burns & Scalds 
  • Fractures 
  • Poisons 
  • Eye Injuries  
  • Foreign bodies, eyes, ears, nose 
  • Bites & Stings 
  • Effects from extreme heat and Cold  
  • Meningitis 
  • Sickle Cell anaemia  
  • Febrile Convulsions 
  • Roles of a first Aider 
  • First Aid Box 
  • Recording Incident / accidents  
  • RIDDOR 
Certification:

Certification is valid for 3 years.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Cost

£65 pp

Location

Please refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of Paediatric First Aid situations.

What to Expect:

This is a 1 day course, over a minimum of 6 hours. It will consist of both practical and theory with the delegate being assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning. A learner must successfully pass a practical assessment to achieve the qualification.

Covers The Following:

A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Seizure
  • Primary survey
  • Choking
  • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
  • Minor injuries
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Recovery position
Certification:

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

Cost

£180 pp

Location

Please refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.
This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

What to Expect:

This course runs over 3 consecutive days consisting of 18 hours.
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

Covers The Following:

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Bandaging
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Chest injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
Certification:

This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to sit the First Aid at Work (Requalification).

First Aid at Work (Re-qualification)

Cost

£100 pp

Location

Please refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire.

Please consider the following rules for attendance:

• A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date
• If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied

Special considerations are:

  • A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course

OR…

  • A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
  • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course
    The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.
What to Expect:

This course runs over 2 consecutive days covering 12 hours.

Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers each day.

Covers The Following:

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging
  •  
Certification:

Upon successful assessment the learner will be issued a Three year level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

Emergency First Aid at Work for Schools

6 hours

Cost

£40 pp

Location

If you require this to be held at your location, please contact us directly. Alternatively refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’  

About the course

Ensure your staff have fully up-to-date knowledge and real confidence in dealing with an accident or emergency calmly and effectively within the work place.

What to Expect:

Learn to assess emergency situations quickly and calmly, and know what action to take with babies, children or students who require immediate first aid.

The certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment, there is no final exam. If you complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard, you will be issued with a certificate.

Covers The Following:
  • First Aid Priorities 
  • Managing Incidents 
  • Basic Life Support 
  • Examination of a Casualty 
  • Unconsciousness 
  • Control of Bleeding 
  • Burns and Scalds 
  • Regulations 
  • First Aid Kits 
  • Recording and Reporting 
  • Epi-Pen Administration
Certification:

Certification is valid for 3 years.

Cost

£80 pp – £50 (12 people +) at your location.

Location

If you require this to be held at your location, please contact us directly. Alternatively refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

What to Expect:

This course runs over a minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of both practical and theoretical activities. Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor throughout the course.

Covers The Following:

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness
  • Burns
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Anatomy
  • Choking
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Minor injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Bleeding control
  • Shock
Certification:

Three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Cost

£20 pp 

Location

If you require this to be held at your location, please contact us directly. Alternatively refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’.

About the course

If you have a defibrillator on site it is recommended that training is provided.  

Automated External Defibrillation (AED) is well established as the only effective therapy for cardiac arrest. The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming, the single most determinant of survival being the delay from collapse to delivery of the first shock. The chances of successful defibrillation decline at a rate of 7-10% with each minute. Basic life support may help to sustain a shockable rhythm but is not a definitive treatment. 

What to Expect:

Gain the confidence in what is a new and possibly somewhat daunting skill to use an AED device correctly and safely in any given emergency situation should it arise.

Covers The Following:
  • Basic life support 
  • AED Intro and theory  
  • AED Demonstration 
  • Practical AED Workshop 
  • AED & BLS Workshops 
Certification:

Certification would be an Aid Training certificate to confirm you have completed the course. Annual refresher is recommended.

Cost

£20pp / £25 per couple

Location

Please refer to ‘Course Location and Dates’

About the course

Would you know what to do in a First aid emergency?  No?  That’s where we can help.  

We have found that many families and parents do not know the basics of first aid and do not really know what to do if they were to come across an accident or serious illness.

When we have asked the question – What is your main concern? Our expecting, new parents, grandparents all say the same…. Everything! Choking, my baby stops breathing all the things you hope to never have to come across.

This course aims to give an understanding of the needs of a family. You never know when something could happen, so learning now will prepare you to deal with an emergency situation should it arise – an excellent life skill to learn.

What to Expect:

Learn to assess emergency situations quickly and calmly, and know what action to take with babies and children who require immediate first aid.  

Covers The Following:
  • Basic First Aid  
  • Resuscitation  
  • CPR 
  • Choking 
  • Recovery Positions  
  • Bleeding 
  • Burns  
  • Fractures  
  • Head Injuries
Certification:

This is a NON – Regulated course.  You would receive a certificate of ‘Attendance’ only.

Cost

Price on Application

Location

Please contact us directly should you wish to enquire about this course.

About the course

To ensure the next generation knows what to do in an emergency, the Government is planning to make health education compulsory in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020 and this includes basic first aid training. The Student First Aid qualification will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid treatment confidently and safely. In addition, the qualification fulfils the requirements of the Department for Education in respect of first aid training.

What to Expect:

A minimum of three contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities. Ideally, the course should be run over half a day (3 hours).

The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course and the learners will be required to complete a multiple-choice question assessment paper at the end of the programme.

Covers The Following:

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is first aid?
  • Primary survey
  • Recovery position
  • Resuscitation and AED
  • Choking
  • Common Injuries
Certification:

A three-year qualification can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

Cost

£20.00 per child

Location

Sarisbury Infant School

About the course

Mini Medics is a fantastic introduction to basic First Aid and Defibrillation aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, but it can suit children of any age. Mini Medics is a fun course whilst being educational and practical and instils the importance of helping someone that is poorly or injured. The course is kept at a basic level with no use of confusing terminologies.

Covers The Following:
  • What is First Aid?
  • Defibrillation
  • First Aid kits
  • Recovery position
  • Choking
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • DR ABC
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Shock
  • Safety
  • Communication and contacting the emergency services
Certification:

Book, certificate and pen included.