What First Aid Course Do I Need?
Find the first aid course for you.
Finding a first aid course that’s suitable for you and your needs isn’t always easy, especially when there are a number of courses to choose from.
Do you need a full day course? Do you need a course that focuses on a particular skill or patient? Are you looking to fulfil certain criteria for your job role?
Depending on what you do or where you work, there may be a first aid course more suited to your requirements that you hadn’t even considered. We’re here to help and guide you through what first aid course you need.
Many first aid providers, including LIVES, offer a variety of first aid training and a number of different first aid courses. So, it may be a bit tricky knowing which one is for you. Let’s break it down:
“I need to be first aid trained for my job”
No problem, we can help! Our 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course, sometimes known as EFAW, is suitable for individuals looking to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. This course is also suitable for those who want learn first aid and CPR skills. We regularly run this course in different locations across Lincolnshire, book your place now >
“I work with children and babies, do I need a different first aid qualification?”
Are you a nursery nurse, childminder, teacher or teaching assistant? If you work with young children or babies, you may need a Paediatric First Aid course. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years’ providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. We offer a 2 day Paediatric First Aid course that can fulfil this requirement and train you in dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations. We also offer a 1 day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course which is suitable for parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone who wants to learn key paediatric first aid skills such as baby CPR, child CPR and what to do if a child is choking.
“I want to know how to use a defibrillator”
We understand the importance of having a Public Access Defibrillator (sometimes known as an Automatic External Defibrillator or AED) close by. Whether that’s in your workplace, local community or public places. If you want to know what to do if there was a situation when you needed to use one our half day Basic Life Support course can teach you everything you need to know as well as giving you the confidence that’s needed in this situation. If you’re a medical professional or training to be one, such as a doctor, nurse or paramedic, our Immediate Life Support course sometimes known as ILS may be more suitable for you. You can find out more about Public Access Defibrillators by clicking here.
“I’ve had first aid training previously but my qualification has run out, do I need to take the course again?”
Yes, if your qualification has expired you are no longer eligible to act as first aider and your qualification is out of date. We offer a specific First Aid at Work Requalifying course just for this. Most first aid qualifications last 3 years but it is recommended that you undertake annual refresher courses to keep your knowledge and skills up to date and ensure you are still competent to perform the role. Refreshers courses usually only last half a day, we offer these for First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid.
“Why should I choose LIVES?”
All of our courses are accredited by Qualsafe, meaning you’ll get a certified qualification on successful completion. All our trainers are experienced First Responders or Health Care Professionals, meaning that they can provide you with real-life examples of medical emergencies. We can also bring a trainer to your workplace if there are 6 or more attendees, and if you can’t see the course or requirements you’re looking for we can provide bespoke programmes just for you.
And let’s not forget, if you book a course through LIVES, you’re actually support a Lincolnshire charity at the same time. The cost of your course will go towards supporting our Community First Responders across the county, helping to save lives.