Certified First Aid Courses
First Aid at Work (FAW)
All of our Workplace courses meet the requirements set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Catapult Services are certified to deliver OFQUAL regulated qualifications and our workplace courses meet these requirements.
Significant changes to the first aid regulations came into force on the 1st October 2013. This significantly changed the role the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and their approval role.
Once you have identified your training needs, using the information provided HERE you should choose the appropriate training to meet your requirements which is likely to be a combination of any of the following:
- An ‘off the peg’ training qualification (e.g. a three-day First aid at work course or a one-day Emergency first aid at work course);
- An ‘off the peg’ qualification with additional training (e.g. a First aid at work course with Automated External Defibrillator training) or;
- A bespoke training structure, customised to meet specific first aid needs. If this is the case or you can’t see a suitable course below that meets your specific needs, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
First Aid at Work (FAW)
This is the initial first aid at Work training course which includes the EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.
This is a 18 hour course which is assessed by an independent practical exam that meets the Health and Safety (first aid) regulations 1981. The certificate is valid for 36 months.
First Aid at Work - Annual Update
This is an annual refresher on your first aid at Work training.
The Health and Safety Executive recommends annual refresher training to keep first aid knowledge and skills up to date.
First Aid at Work - Refresher
This is the refresher course which is required every 36 months by those who are already first Aid at Work trained first aiders.
This is a 12 hour course, assessed by an independent practical exam at the end, which meets the Health and Safety (first aid) regulations 1981.
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
Paediatric First Aid Training
The requirements set out by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) state that a Paediatric first aid qualification must be a minimum of at least 12 contact hours (distance learning is not acceptable).
The course content must follow the Early Years Framework Stage (EYFS). Our Paediatric first aid qualification meets this OFSTED requirement and we are proud to show the OFSTED logo indicating this. Please be aware that, despite the claims of many large training providers, OFSTED does not give approval for Paediatric First Aid training courses.
Please ensure that the course meets the requirements of OFSTED and EYFS.
The following courses are designed for people responsible for children within the school, nursery, after-school or weekend club environment:
2 day Paediatric First Aid Qualification
A minimum 12 hour course covering Basic Life Support for children and babies, and management of some common paediatric first aid problems, which is a tutor assessed course.
This course meets the OFSTED requirements for child-minders and those working with children (as outlined in the recently revised Early Years Foundation Programme).
1 day Paediatric First Aid Foundation
A 6 hour course covering Basic Life Support for children and babies and management of some common paediatric first aid scenarios. This is a tutor assessed course.
This 6 hour course does not meet the requirements set out by OFSTED - you will see other significant first aid providers stating that their 6 hour course meets the requirements of OFSTED - sadly, this cannot be the case!
Basic Life Support and Adrenaline Auto Injection
This is a Level 2 qualification which been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.
Successful candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and will be equipped with the vital skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective treatment.
Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
This is a Level 2 qualification which will provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.