The combined EPFA/EFAW course requires 7 hours of contact time (plus breaks) and is normally taught over one day although it can be split into two ½ days sessions (and must be within 3 weeks of each other) for an additional charge. We full recognise that freeing up sufficient staff to attend this course during the week so are happy to teach this at weekends at your premises.
Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and a straightforward multiple choice paper, and candidates must pass both elements to qualify.
Please note that candidates must be able to perform exercises at floor level where required. It is a requirement of all regulated courses that the candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Emergency Services and, although this is not assessed formally, your instructor must be satisfied that this is the case. As such, all the question papers are in English and a reader will be provided if candidates have literacy concerns or learning difficulties.
Once qualified, candidates will receive two certificates which are each valid for 3 years at the end of which both qualifications will need to be renewed on another 1-day course.
Both Ofsted & the Health & Safety Executive recommend that all First Aiders should undertake an annual refresher course to keep their skills up to date.
Costs (all plus VAT)
A space on an open course in Hastings and Maidstone costs £130.00 per person.
|At your premises
Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.
We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.
Currently, and in line with Government guidance, we are not requiring temperature checks, masks or gloves on any of our courses. Should you require these at your premises when we teach there can you please ensure you make us aware of your needs so that we can notify our trainers.
The course will cover:
- Role and responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider
- Incident management
- Casualty assessment
- Infant and child CPR
- Adult CPR
- Unconscious casualty
- Recovery position
- Wounds and bleeds
- Minor injuries (small cuts, bruises, splinters)