Training Courses

Mental Health First Aid & First Aid Training Courses

We offer a wide range of mental health and first aid training courses, tailored to you or your organisation

Details on our latest mental health and first aid training courses are listed below, if you need more information please contact us directly

Mental Health First Aid Training

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Course Information

This course can benefit anyone who would like to learn more, and is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.

Duration
1/2 day (4 hours).

What subjects are covered ?
• What is First Aid for Mental Health • Identifying mental health conditions • Providing advice and starting a conversation • Stress • Mental health conditions

Numbers
A maximum of 16 delegates.

Certification
Level 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health. 
Valid for 3 years.

Cost
£1120* for up to 16 delegates (price may be negotiable for a smaller number).
May be available as an open course at £120* per person. 

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FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Course Information

This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learneres with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Duration
1 day (6 hours).

What subjects are covered ?
• What is First Aid for Mental Health • Identifying mental health conditions • Providing advice and starting a conversation • Stress • Mental health conditions • Drugs and alcohol • First Aid for Mental Health action plan • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

Numbers
A maximum of 16 delegates.

Certification
A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner subject to successful assessment.
Valid for 3 years.

Cost
£1280* for up to 16 delegates (price may be negotiable for a smaller number).
May be available as an open course at £150* per person. 

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FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Course Information

This course builds on the Level 2 Award and covers a wider range of mental health conditions. It goes into detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies. It is suitable for all but aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position or who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health. 

Duration
2 days (12 hours).

What subjects are covered ? 
• What is First Aid for Mental Health • Identifying mental health conditions • Providing advice and starting a conversation • Stress • Mental health conditions • Drugs and alcohol • First Aid for Mental Health action plan • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace • Depression • Anxiety • Suicide • Self-harm • PTSD • Personality disorders • Bipolar disorders • Psychosis • Schizophrenia • Eating disoders

Numbers
A maximum of 16 delegates.

Certification
A Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner subject to successful assessment.
Valid for 3 years.

Cost
£1840* for up to 16 delegates (price may be negotiable for a smaller number).
May be available as an open course at £220* per person. 

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First Aid Training

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

Course Information

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work 

Duration
1 day - A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

What subjects are covered?
• Responsibilities and reporting • Assessment of the situation • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Basic hygiene in First Aid • Resuscitation and AED awareness • Anatomy • Minor injuries • Bleeding control • Burns • Choking • Epilepsy • Shock

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Certification
Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

 

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First Aid at Work Course (2 days)

Course Information

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel. This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Duration
3 days - A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least three days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

What subjects are covered?
Legalities, responsibilities and reporting • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Fractures and spinal injuries • Control of bleeding • Poisoning • Burns • Epilepsy • Resuscitation and AED awareness • Bandaging • Heart attacks • Head injuries • Chest injuries • Asthma • Stroke • Assessment of the situation • Shock (including anaphylaxis) • Choking • Eye injuries • Sprains and strains • Diabetes

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Certification
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment for unit 2. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

 

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First Aid at Work Requalification (2 days)

Course Information

This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire. Please consider the following rules for attendance:

• A First Aider can renew their FAW qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date.
• If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied.

Special considerations are:
• A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course.
OR 
• A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course.
• If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day FAW course.

The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their requalification before they expire.

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Duration
2 days - 
A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but can be spread over a longer time period if you so desire, providing it is completed within 6 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

What subjects are covered?
A range of subjects are covered including • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Fractures and spinal injuries • Control of bleeding • Poisoning • Burns • Epilepsy • Resuscitation and AED awareness • Bandaging • Heart attacks • Head injuries • Chest injuries • Asthma • Stroke • Assessment of the situation • Shock (including anaphylaxis) • Choking • Eye injuries • Sprains and strains • Diabetes

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Certification
Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers for unit 2. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.
No external assessors are required.

 

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid (1 day)

Course Information

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of Paediatric First Aid situations.The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid 

Duration
1 day - Total qualification time is 7 hours, with at least 6 Guided Learning Hours in the classroom, plus some pre-course study. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 4-week period, with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

What subjects are covered?
• Role of the Paediatric First Aider • Primarysurvey • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED) • Wounds, bleeding and shock

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

Age limit
Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Certification
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Assessment information
The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment. A learner must successfully pass a practical assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

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Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

Course Information

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.
This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) 

Duration
2 days -
Total qualification time is 15 hours, with at least 12 Guided Learning Hours in the classroom over a minimum of 2 days plus independant pre and post course study. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

What subjects are covered?
A range of subjects is covered including • Role of the Paediatric First Aider • Primary survey • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED) • Wounds, bleeding and shock • Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis • Head, neck and back injuries • Seizure • Choking • Minor injuries • Recovery position • Fractures • Foreign bodies

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

Age limit
Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Certification
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Assessment information
The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment. A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

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Anaphylaxis Management (1 day)

Course Information

An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively. When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic medication in the past or prior to administration.This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) 

Duration
1 day - 
This is a classroom-based course of 6 contact hours. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.

What subjects are covered?
At the end of the course, learners will be able to: • Describe anaphylaxis • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis • Describe life threatening problems associated with the airway, breathing, circulation, isability (neurological status) and exposure (skin and mucosal changes) • Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis (non re-breather mask, removal of trigger, auto-injector) • Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach • Demonstrate a recovery position • Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working • Handover the casualty to a medical professional

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Certification
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.

Assessment
A range of methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).

 

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CPR and AED (1 day)

Course Information

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) 

Duration
1 day -
A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.

What subject areas are covered?
• Responsibilities and reporting • Assessment of the situation • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • AED functions • Resuscitation • Heart attacks • Infection control • Defibrillation procedures • Choking • AED safety • Paediatric defibrillation

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Certification
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

Assesment and Marking
The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.

 

 

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Basic Life Support and AED (4 hours)

Course Information

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available. Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it. This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.

Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

Duration
A minimum of 4 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.

What subjects are covered?
A range of subjects are covered including • Responsibilities and reporting • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Resuscitation • Defibrillation procedures • Assessment of the situation • Infection control • AED functions • Safety measures

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Certification
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

Assesments and Marking
The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.

 

 

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Mini Medics Courses for 8-11 year olds (1 hour/3 hours)

Course Information

The Mini Medics course is a very basic introduction to First Aid and Defibrillation aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, but it can suit children of any age. The course is kept at a basic level with no use of confusing terminologies.

Mini Medics is perfect for schools and after school clubs, but can also be held within the local community over the weekends or during the school holidays. Providing the venue is suitable, sufficient and safe, the courses can be held anywhere, anytime of the year.

Duration
1 hour or 3 hours.

What subjects are covered?
What is First Aid? • Defibrillation • First Aid kits • Recovery position • Choking • Resuscitation (CPR) • DR ABC • Wounds and bleeding • Asthma • Shock • Safety • Communication and contacting the emergency services
 
Certification
A certificate of attendance is included in the back of each Mini Medics book as a ‘cut-out’ for the child. 
 
Assesment
This is a non-regulated course and attendance is all that is required. Optional test/quizzes are available in the form of a worksheet which are included in each student pack.
 
 
 

Scheduled Training Events

Tuesday 21st May - Gloucester - First Aid For Mental Health Training.

 

Respond Training is pleased to be working with G S Consultancy to offer places at this 1 day open course at Gloucester Rugby Club. This is an RQF Ofqaul regulated qualification.   The cost is £175+VAT per person. For more information visit www.gsconsultancy.net, email Maz White via maz@gsconsultancy.net or call 01452 616726

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