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In keeping with my life goals of 'making a difference' I can deliver a range of first aid courses to suit your needs. I work under the banner

of ITC who are an awarding body for the first aid qualifications I teach. 

 

ITC is an expanding recognised awarding body that develops qualifications and approves, supports and verifies the activity of ITC Centres delivering environment specific, well resourced, tailored first aid training to all sectors and an increasing range of other regulated qualifications as requested by our Centres. 

 

Working with ITC ensures that my teaching is externally verified, up to date  and complies with current legislation.

 

 

 

 

Course Overview

 

ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SCQF Level 5) - 16+ hours

ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (R264 04)

  

This qualification has been developed with the support of the SQA for the requirements of the worker or practitioner in Scotland's outdoor environment.  It is suitable for workers in the forests or glens of the Highlands & Islands and will maintain the license to practice for those with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards. 

 

This course is recognised THROUGHOUT THE UK (Cornwall to Caithness), is used by many who are based abroad and is the course of choice for experienced practitioners who use the outdoors.

 

ITC External Accreditation

 

This qualification is accredited by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority).  It is built by combining 2 mandatory units of assessment in one coherent training package.  

 

This is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualifications framework.

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  • Unit 1 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (U074 04):   This unit can lead to a qualification suitable for Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF) purposes and this additional certificate will be provided by request at the end of the course delivery.

  • Unit 2 First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management (U422 04): Completion of this unit content leads to the to the ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid qualification. 

 

This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance in the remote regions of the UK. It is composed of 2 units for assessment, although the content from both units is typically delivered together, integrated throughout the course so that the course is relevant for, and aimed at, the outdoor worker from the moment candidates walk through the door.  Comparing and contrasting what is different in the urban context when appropriate, giving the first aider a clear understanding of their first aid roles in urban and outdoor settings.

 

 

 

 

Course Overview

 

ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) - 18 hours

 

Rationale

 

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day First Aid is at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

FAW training is delivered by Centres approved by the ITC.

 

All candidates must attend the full 18-hours contact time in order to fulfill the qualification 'license to practice' requirement. As well as full attendance each candidate is continually assessed on each section of the programme.

 

3-day FAW Programme

 

First 6-hours content is EFAW

 

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

  • Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:

  • the importance of preventing cross infection

  • the need for recording incidents and actions

  • 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 (including seizure)

  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • 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 (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

 

Further 12 hours content for FAW

 

Provide emergency first aid at work (see above)

Administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries

  • chest injuries

  • burns and scalds

  • eye injuries

  • sudden poisoning

  • anaphylactic shock

  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

 

Revalidation

 

The full First Aid at Work qualification is revalidated by completing a 12-hour Revalidation First Aid at Work (FAWR) course, providing the FAW certificate is within its valid lifetime.

 

 

 

 

Course Overview

 

ITC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) - 6+ hours

 

Rationale

 

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements, and the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

 

EFAW is delivered by Centres accredited by Awarding Organisations, regulated by Ofqual. ITC First Aid Ltd is an Awarding Organisation. All candidates must attend the full 6-hours contact time in order to fulfill the qualification 'license to practice' requirement. As well as a full attendance requirement each candidate is continually assessed on each section of the programme.

 

Course development

 

With modern mobile communication, modern emergency service response times and the changing face of UK employment from a manufacturing to a service economy, first aid needs have changed. If the risk assessment is that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for 10 minutes, or very minor incidents that will not require medical assistance, then the EFAW is the course that meets the criteria. For other potential first aid circumstances the employee can phone for help and medical assistance.

 

If further first aid training is required the employer can decide on the full FAW (First Aid at Work) qualification.

 

EFAW 6-hour programme

 

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

  • Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:

  •  the importance of preventing cross infection;

  • the need for recording incidents and actions;

  • 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 (including seizure); 

  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR; 

  • 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 (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

 

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Outdoor First Aid and Incident Management

FIRST AID TRAINING

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First Aid at Work

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Emergency First Aid at Work

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