First Aid Courses

A ‘Regulated Qualification’ is a qualification that is provided through an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by one of the UK Regulators (e.g. Ofqual in England or SQA Accreditation in Scotland). The certificate of achievement awarded to successful learners will contain the logo of our chosen Awarding Organisation, and the relevant UK Regulator along with the full qualification title and number. Take a look at regulated qualification courses available from MDD First Aid, West Midlands and Warwickshire.

Take a look at our regulated qualification courses below. For more information, get in touch with our team today.

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purpose of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.

The recommended course duration is 3 days and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement.

The HSE dictate, that to be valid in the workplace, learners must retake the First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved. If no more than one calendar month over this 3 year period, you may qualify to take the course again over 2 days rather than 3. We call this our ‘requalification’ course. You must give a copy of our original certificate to your instructor to qualify.

The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our FAW refresher meets this requirement.

Regulated Qualification Details

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge of £5.

Relevant Occupations

  • Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and Building
  • Distribution
  • Forestry
  • High risk businesses
  • Agriculture Sports
  • Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring
  • Any workplace where a higher level of training is required

CPD Certified for 18 hours

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
    1. Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
    2. Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    3. Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
    4. Complete an accident report form
    5. Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
    6. Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
  2. Be able to assess an incident
    1. Conduct a scene survey
    2. Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
    3. Give examples of when to call for help
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
    1. Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
    2. Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
    3. Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
    4. Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
    5. Manage a casualty who is in seizure
  4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
    1. Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
    2. Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
  5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
    1. Describe how to identify a casualty with a
      1. Partially blocked airway
      2. Completely blocked airway
    2. Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
  6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
    1. Identify the types of external bleeding.
    2. Control external bleeding.
  7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
    1. Recognise shock.
    2. Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
  8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
    1. Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
    2. Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
    3. Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

  1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
    1. Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
    2. Conduct a head to toe survey.
  2. Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
    1. Recognise suspected; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
    2. Administer first aid for; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
  3. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
    1. Recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
    2. Administer first aid for suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
  4. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
    1. Recognise the different types of chest injury.
    2. Administer first aid for a chest injury.
  5. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
    1. Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
    2. Administer first aid for burns involving; Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity and Chemicals
  6. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
    1. Give examples of common eye injuries.
    2. Administer first aid for eye injuries involving; Dust, Chemicals and Embedded objects
  7. Be able to adminster First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
    1. Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
    2. Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
    3. Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
  8. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
    1. Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
    2. Recognise anaphylaxis.
    3. Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.
  9. Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
    1. Recognise major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
    2. Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes

Course cost per person*

5+ Candidates £255 each
10+ Candidates £205 each

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.

The recommended course duration is 1 day and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider, assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury and illness. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.

The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 6 hours over 1 day.

All successful students will be issued with an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The HSE dictate that to be valid in the workplace, learners must retake the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved.

The HSE state that the full Emergency First Aid at Work qualification must be taken again to be valid in the workplace.
The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our FAW refresher meets this requirement.

Regulated Qualification Details

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge of £5.00.

Relevant Occupations

  • Offices
  • Service industries
  • Self employed
  • Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and Building
  • Distribution
  • Forestry (see also our FAW Forestry course)
  • High risk businesses
  • Agriculture
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring

CPD Certified for 8 hours

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and comes with a Certified CPD Statement as well as Certificate.

Course Curriculum

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
    1. Identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
    2. Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    3. Describe how to complete an incident report form
    4. Identify the first aid equipment available and describe how it can be used safely
  2. Know how to assess an incident
    1. Describe how to conduct a scene survey
    2. Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty
    3. Identify when and how to call for help
  3. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
    1. Demonstrate how to assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
    2. Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
    3. Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway and explain why it is important
    4. Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure
  4. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
    1. Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
    2. AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Demonstration
  5. Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
    1. Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction
    2. Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking
  6. Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
    1. Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
  7. Manage a casualty who is in shock
    1. Describe signs and symptoms of shock
    2. Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock
  8. Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
    1. Describe how to manage a casualty with:
      Small cuts, grazes and bruises
      Minor burns and scalds
      Small splinters

Course cost per person*

5+ Candidates £90 each
10+ Candidates £85 each

This accredited qualification provides learners with skills to further their first aid training. It is recommended for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

Those gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival. The recommended course duration is 1 day with a minimum of 6 contact hours.

The topics covered by this qualification are regarded by Skills for Health as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.

All successful students will be issued with a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. To comply with current requirements in the medical, dental, care sector and to meet the AED recommendations of the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines, you must take this qualification again after one year.

This qualification is currently assessed by practical demonstration of competence in addition to a Multiple Choice Examination (MCE) or oral/written questioning.

Regulated Qualification Details

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge of £5.

Relevant Occupations

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • First Aiders
  • Anyone who uses an AED

CPD Certified for 8 hours

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate.

Course Curriculum

  1. Understand basic life support requirements
    1. Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
    2. Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
    3. Explain why early intervention is necessary
    4. Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
  2. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
    1. Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    2. Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
    3. Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
    4. Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
    5. Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
    6. Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
  3. Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
    1. Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
    2. Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
    3. Describe handover and reporting procedures
  4. Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
    1. Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
    2. Identify when electrode pads need replacing
    3. Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
  5. Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
    1. Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

Course cost per person*

5+ Candidates £85 each
10+ Candidates £80 each

‘From the 1st September 2014 the Paediatric Regulated Qualification Level 2 will change to a Level 3, this change will be made nationally and be adopted by all Awarding Organisations. The contact hours remain the same (12 hours) but the guided learning hours have been increased to 22, these additional hours can be met using manual downloads and continued online learning videos available to all MDD registered candidates.’

This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction or is suffering from shock.

Topics also included are wounds, fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings and electric shock.

This qualification consists of two units and is provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Children, Schools and Families and applies to Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Statutory Framework states that “at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.” The TQUK Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

To comply with current requirements in the childcare sector, you must take this qualification again after three years. This must be taken as the two days again, there is no shorter course if you have taken the course before.

This regulated qualification meets and exceeds the requirements laid down by Ofsted, EYFS and SureStart for people needing a 2 day 12 contact hour first aid course for Adult, infant and child.

All successful students will be issued with a Paediatric First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The childcare sector dictate, that to be valid when working in the childcare sector, learners must retake the Paediatric First Aid qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved.

Regulated Qualification Details

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge of £5.

Relevant Occupations

  • Parents
  • Families
  • Nannies
  • Au Pairs
  • Childminders
  • Child care workers

CPD Certified for 20 hours

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid

  1. Understand the role of the paediatric first aider
    1. Identify the responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
    2. Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    3. Describe suitable first aid equipment, including personal protection, and how it is used appropriately
    4. Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record, and how to record it.
    5. Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
  2. Be able to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively
    1. Demonstrate how to conduct a scene survey
    2. Demonstrate how to conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
    3. Identify when and how to call for help
  3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
    1. Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the appropriate recovery position
    2. Describe how to continually assess and monitor an infant and a child whilst in your care
  4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    1. Identify when to administer CPR to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
    2. Demonstrate how to administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
    3. Describe how to deal with an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
  5. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
    1. Differentiate between a mild and a severe airway obstruction
    2. Demonstrate how to treat an infant and a child who is choking
    3. Describe the procedure to be followed after administering the treatment for choking
  6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is wounded and bleeding
    1. Describe common types of wounds
    2. Describe the types and severity of bleeding and the affect that it has on an infant and a child
    3. Demonstrate the safe and effective management for the control of minor and major external bleeding
    4. Describe how to administer first aid for minor injuries
  7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
    1. Describe how to recognise and manage an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
    2. Describe how to recognise and manage an infant and a child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock


Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

  1. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture and a dislocation
    1. Describe the common types of fractures
    2. Describe how to manage a fracture
    3. Describe how to manage a dislocation
    4. Demonstrate the application of a support sling and an elevation sling
  2. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a head, a neck and a back injury
    1. Describe how to recognise and manage head injuries including:
      1. Concussion
      2. Skull fracture
      3. Cerebral compression
    2. Demonstrate how to manage a suspected?spinal injury
  3. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    1. Describe how to manage an infant and a child with foreign bodies in their eyes, ears, and nose
    2. Describe how to recognise and manage common eye injuries
  4. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
    1. Describe how to recognise and manage chronic medical conditions including:
      1. Sickle cell anaemia
      2. Diabetes
      3. Asthma
    2. Describe how to recognise and manage serious sudden illnesses including:
      1. Meningitis
      2. Febrile convulsions
  5. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    1. Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold for an infant and a child
    2. Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat for an infant and a child
  6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
    1. Describe how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
    2. Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents
  7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
    1. Describe how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds to an infant and a child and respond accordingly
    2. Describe how to treat burns and scalds to an infant and a child
  8. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
    1. Describe how poisons enter the body
    2. Describe how to recognise and treat an infant and a child affected by common poisonous substances, including plants
    3. Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.
  9. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung
    1. Describe how to recognise the severity of bites and stings to an infant and a child and respond accordingly
    2. Describe how to recognise and treat bites and stings

Course cost per person*

5+ Candidates £155 each
10+ Candidates £140 each

Abbreviation Key
BLS = Basic Life Support
CPR = Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
AED = Automated External Defibrillator
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