The Government has announced that health education will become compulsory in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020 and this includes basic first aid training.
This 3-hour Student First Aid course has been designed for key stage 3 and key stage 4 students (11+ years) and fulfills the requirements of the Department for Education in respect of first aid training.
Not only would secondary schools meet the statutory requirements for health education, but students would also have the opportunity to attain a nationally regulated qualification, enhance their CV and develop new life skills.
A range of subjects are covered including:
- What is first aid?
- Primary survey
- Recovery position
- Safe use of an AED
- Head injuries
- Cuts, grazes and bruises
- Minor burns and scalds
- Fractures and dislocations
- Sprains and strains
Students must be a minimum of 11 years of age. A student cannot assume responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the person is suitable for the role.