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Basic Life Support and First Aid Training

We provide a range of basic life support and first aid training services for care staff, from a half day awareness practical session to a full 3 day accredited level 3 course (see “Also See” tab).

Our basic life support training is designed to give care workers the skills and confidence to act when someone is in need of first aid. The half a day course provides an understanding of the theory of Basic Life support, whilst the one-day awareness also includes practical elements and follows the Resuscitation Council UK’s Guidelines.

Course Description

Will be dependent on the workers role and responsibilities and appropriate training should be provided to enable the worker to provide:

Basic life support:

  • Understand and know how to follow procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.
  • Be able to provide basic life support.

First aid:

  • The awarding organisation will set the minimum learning outcome

Complete Training Minimum Learning Outcomes:

Enable the worker to:

  • Achieve all recommended minimum learning outcomes (listed above)Theory
  • Identify the Aim of the Primary Survey
  • How to support someone with coronavirus safely
  • List three places where a defibrillator is normally located and if training is required to use one
  • Identify the Acronym FAST in Stroke Registration
  • List 5 items that would be expected in a first Aid Kit

First aid – practical:
This will cover all of the theory and include practical aspects such as:

  • The performance of CPR
  • How to deal with burns and bleeds
  • How to deal with seizures
  • What to do if a person is choking
  • What to do if a person is unresponsive
  • CQC KLOEs / Safe: S2, S3, S6 / Effective: E1, E2, E7
  • CQC fundamental standards / Safety

Suggested refresher frequency:

Establishments must provide adequate personnel to respond if someone is taken ill or injured at work. It’s the employer’s responsibility to determine how many people need training and to what level.

Basic life support recommended refresher frequency:

  • Provide learning and development opportunities when identified or required and at least annually.
  • The Resuscitation Council (UK): ‘Frequent “low-dose” training may improve CPR skills compared with conventional training strategies’ noting ‘is widely accepted that skills decay within three to six months after initial training’.

First aid required refresher frequency:

  • At least every 3 years to be recognised as competent


This course will be delivered by an expert trainer in this field at dates and times of your choosing. The training is hosted at our own premises which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 individuals.  All course materials will be provided and refreshments are included. This training can also be delivered at your own premises if feasible and required.

If face to face training is not feasible, we also offer a remote distance learning pack to cover the knowledge elements only.

Certificates will be issued on completion, and you will also receive copies of completed evaluation forms for your records. We are flexible on start times to help accommodate for all your shift patterns, including evenings and weekends.

**Please note:

A strict dress code is required to be followed to attend and participate in this course.  These include no short skirts and no low cut tops, to protect dignity whilst participating in practical tasks.  Thank you.

Our Facilities:

  • Disability access building
  • Ground flood training facilities (at request)
  • Comfortable classroom lecture/study environment
  • Toilet & Washrooms inc. disabled access
  • Refreshments provision
  • Designated Practical training room
    • Professional adult training manikin
    • Training defibrillator
    • Medical Kit

Availability and Pricing

Basic Life Support / First Aid – Theory & Practical:

  • Time required: Half a day
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Price: £275

Training packs to cover theory ‘only’ are available for distance learning at £10 per person.

First Aid – Theory & Practical:

  • Time required: One full day
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Price: £400

Emergency First Aid at Work – Theory & Practical:

  • Time required: One full day // ACCREDITED Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid At Work
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Price: £912

First Aid at Work – Theory & Practical:

  • Time required: Full 3 days // ACCREDITED Level 3 Award in First Aid At Work
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Price: £1900

Also see


  • Award in Emergency First Aid Level 2 – This qualification is designed to develop the first aid knowledge and skills of learners who are required to provide emergency first aid to employees injured or taken ill at work in line with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • Award in First Aid at Work Level 3 – The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to take on the role of first aider in the workplace.

Quality Assurance

Our Basic Life Support and First Aid Training course is designed to meet the care needs of your end-users, and help you fully meet the related regulatory CQC compliance standards against which your service may be assessed. Our courses strictly follow the Skills for Care recommended guidelines and are mapped to the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE’s) and CQC Fundamental Standards.

The content of this training can be adapted to include your organisations core values, mission, and policies and procedures, and we can also include examples of documents that you use to make the training completely relevant to your organisation and the expectations that you have in place.

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