First Aid Training For Schools

Award-Winning school first aid training delivered at your school nationwide. Our first aid training in schools starts from only £395 per session.

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FAIB Accredited First Aid Training

Registered With The Federation Of First Aid Training Organizations (FOFATO).

Our School First Aid Courses

7 Hours

This Emergency First Aid at Work + Paediatric Element Course Is Suitable For School Workers Who Need To Provide First Aid To Both Adults And Children.

2 Hours

This course, tailored for school pupils and sixth-form students, aims to empower them with comprehensive First Aid knowledge.

1-3 Hours

These sessions, led by qualified and experienced first aid trainers, are tailored to empower teaching, support staff and pupils with essential first aid knowledge.

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First Aid For Schools Overview

First aid in schools is an essential component of a safe and responsible educational environment. It involves equipping schools with the necessary resources, such as first aid kits and trained personnel, to handle a variety of medical emergencies that could occur among students and staff.

The presence of trained first aiders, typically selected staff members, ensures that immediate and appropriate care is available to manage injuries or illnesses until professional medical assistance can be obtained.

Furthermore, many schools incorporate basic first aid training into their curriculum, thereby educating students about vital life-saving skills and fostering a culture of health and safety awareness.

This holistic approach to first aid in schools not only addresses the immediate physical needs during emergencies but also contributes to a supportive and caring school atmosphere, where the health and well-being of every individual is a priority.

We Take A Unique Approach To Education:

Minimum of 5 Years Experience

Trainers possess a minimum of five years of experience in first aid training. We have always believed that this is crucial for the quality of the training.

Wide Range Of Learning Styles

We utilise a diverse array of learning styles to guarantee that all participants have the chance to engage with the trainer during the course.

A Pleasant And Informal Approach

We adopt a friendly and informal approach that encourages learners to relax.

We Prefer That Students Learn By

We favour an approach where students learn by discussing their own experiences.

Delegates Learn Life-Saving Skills

Similar to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), students often work one-on-one with the instructor, who provides frequent feedback.

Do all teachers have to be first aid trained?

In the UK, it is not a legal requirement for all teachers to be trained in first aid. However, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers, including schools, to provide "adequate and appropriate" first aid equipment, facilities, and personnel, ensuring that anyone injured or taken ill at work receives immediate attention.

The specifics of what is "adequate and appropriate" can vary depending on the circumstances of each school, such as the size of the school, the number of pupils, the nature of the activities conducted, and other relevant factors. As a result:

  1. Designated First Aiders: While not all teachers are required to be first aid trained, schools usually have a certain number of designated staff members who are. These individuals receive formal training in first aid.
  2. Training: The level of training for these designated first aiders can range from basic first aid to more comprehensive qualifications, such as the First Aid at Work certificate.
  3. Policy and Procedures: Each school typically has a first aid policy outlining the provision for first aid, including the number of trained first aiders, the location of first aid kits, and procedures for handling accidents and emergencies.

So, while there's no universal requirement for all teachers to be first aid trained, there is an expectation that schools will have sufficient trained personnel to handle first aid situations.

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Why do teachers need first aid training?

Teachers need first aid training for several important reasons, particularly considering their role and the environment in which they work:

  1. Immediate Response: Injuries or medical emergencies can occur anywhere and anytime, including in the classroom or during school activities. Teachers with first aid training can provide immediate assistance, which is crucial in reducing the severity of an injury or potentially saving a life.
  2. Duty of Care: Teachers have a duty of care towards their students. This means they are legally and morally obligated to ensure the safety and well-being of the students in their charge. First aid training equips teachers with the skills needed to fulfil this responsibility.
  3. Enhancing Safety: A school environment where teachers are trained in first aid is generally safer. This training helps create an awareness of safety and can contribute to preventing accidents and injuries.
  4. Student Health Conditions: With the increasing prevalence of health conditions such as allergies, asthma, and diabetes among children, teachers with first aid training are better prepared to manage potential health crises related to these conditions.
  5. Building Confidence and Competence: First aid training builds confidence and competence in handling emergency situations, not just in school but also in the broader community.
  6. Promoting Health Education: Teachers with first aid knowledge can pass on basic but vital information to students, promoting a culture of health and safety awareness among the younger generation.
  7. Emotional Support: In the aftermath of an injury or health incident, trained teachers can provide not just physical aid but also emotional support to the affected student and their peers, helping to manage anxiety and distress in the situation.

Overall, first aid training for teachers is an integral part of creating a safe and responsive educational environment. It ensures that educators are prepared to act effectively and promptly should any health-related emergencies arise in the school setting.

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