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Carer First Aid (FAIB Approved)

Introduction Introduction

This course is designed to comply with the requirements of the NOS Health & Social Care Standards 2005 and can be used as evidence against the Health & Social Care NVQ competencies HSC22 part c ( Level 2) & HSC32 part c, HSC374 parts a &b (Level 3)

The elderly and infirm are more prone to accidents and illnesses therefore the presence of a trained Emergency First Aider in the workplace can ensure that Emergency First Aid is given to the casualty swiftly. This can prevent emergency situations becoming major issues whilst giving the best possible care to the casualty.

The course combines tutorials & demonstrations with student centred methods such as group work, case studies, question & answer sessions, skill demonstrations & practice. Training can be given at your site for up to 12 students per course. The course fee includes all trainer fees and certification. This course includes the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification and is FAIB Approved.



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Aims Aims

To enable candidates to minimise the risks arising from health emergencies, summon help & give adequate and efficient Emergency First Aid to a casualty at the workplace following an injury or illness using material to hand and HSE approved first aid equipment. This course complies with the requirements of the National Care Standards CU1.3.

Objectives Objectives


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

 • understand the role of the first aider including reference to the use of available equipment    and the need for recording incidents and actions;

  • understand the importance of basic hygiene in first-aid procedures;
  • 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 and/or in seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED);
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.




Syllabus Syllabus

  • Introduction, registration welcome & domestics

    The task of the Emergency First Aider and priorities of First Aid practice

    What is first aid? What to do at the scene of an emergency

    Assessment of a casualty , Recovery position

    Artificial Ventilation and CPR + AED techniques

    Examination of an unconscious casualty

    Assessment and treatment of Cardiac Arrest and Electric Shock

    Assessment and treatment of choking casualties

    Treatment and control of slight and severe external and internal bleeding

    Assessment and treatment of Shock

    Assessment and treatment of Fainting, Epileptic seizures and poisoning

    Treatment of Burns & Scalds

    Recognising & treating potential and actual fractures

    Contents of a first aid box



Summary Summary


from £495 for up to 12 students on your site

Course length:

1 day

This course is for:

Any care workers who have been nominated to attend the First Aid module of their training and wish to gain knowledge of emergency procedures & a recognised qualification in First Aid.


A 3 year Certificate of Competence (FAIB approved) will be awarded on successful completion of the course and assessment.

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What's included?
  • All courses comply with the HSE's recommendation of 12 students per course.
  • First Aid at Work courses (EFAW and FAW) also include a full colour manual per student.
  • All courses can accommodate larger numbers of students if required. Please contact us for details
  • Our courses all use student centred methods such as skill demonstrations & practice, groupwork, question & answer sessions & case studies. We  augment the above strategies with tutorials & demonstrations to give a well balanced interactive learning experience for all students.
  • Formative Assessment will be ongoing throughout the course by the trainer. On our FAW courses there is a final assessment on the last day conducted by independent assessors.