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Increase your knowledge with a variety of important training courses to suit your needs from Essential Training Organization. Based in Redhill, Surrey, we give you the skills you require to carry out essential first aid and other care and supervision solutions by utilising the latest technology as well as more traditional methods.

First Aid at Work Requalifying Course (2 Days)

This course is a QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work, and is a requalifying course that lasts for 2 days.

Moving and Handling - Following IOSH Best Practice (4-Hour Course)

Designed for any personnel who are required to move any object or person as a part of their job requirements, the course is either object-based or person-based, dependent upon the needs of the trainees. This equips the trainee with the necessary skills to undertake moving and handling objects or people in a safe manner. It applies legislation and requirements in a setting that also recognises choice and personalisation for individuals who live both in the community and in the residential sector.

Epilepsy Awareness (4-Hour Course)

This is a course that looks at the different types of epilepsy as well as how it impacts on individuals who have the condition. It also covers the management of epileptic episodes. Our course primarily caters towards schools or passenger assistants who have clients with the condition.

Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (4 Week Course)

The Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving has been developed to meet the core requirements of NHS Ambulance Trusts for learners working or intending to work as emergency ambulance clinical practitioners and emergency care support staff. This qualification meets the requirement for ambulance service drivers to claim exemptions under the road traffic act and to operate to the specification of the high speed driver training regulations of the Department for Transport.

Emergency First Aid at Work (1-Day Course) - Valid for 3 Years

This course is designed for personnel who may be required to assist in an emergency in their place or work prior to a more highly trained person arriving. The course equips the individual with basic life saving techniques and skills and knowledge that may be required in an emergency situation.

First Aid at Work (3-Day Course) - Valid for 3 Years

The aim of the course is to provide the student with the skill and confidence to carry out appropriate and effective first aid in any situation they may find themselves in. The course is spread over 3 days with assessments and competencies undertaken on the afternoon of the third day. The course follows the FAIB (First Aid Industry Body) guidelines and recommendations.

First Aid at Work Requalification (2-Day Course)

Valid for 3 years, this course is for people who hold a First Aid at Work certificate and need to requalify. This course can be undertaken up to 3 months prior to the expiry of their current certificate. This course is designed to refresh the existing skill level of all trainees and update them with any changes made. The course follows the FAIB (First Aid Industry Body) guidelines and recommendations.

IHCD First Person on Scene Intermediate (5-Day Course)

Also valid for 3 years, this course is accredited by the IHCD and is designed for people who require a higher level of skill than an HSE First Aid at Work certificate. The aim of the course is to provide the trainee, who will respond or deal with pre-hospital emergencies with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to make safe and effective interventions confidently and competently in life-threatening situations. The course lasts for 5 days with assessments and competencies undertaken on the afternoon of the fifth day.

IHCD First Person on Scene Requalification (2-Day Course)

This course is accredited by the IHCD and is designed for personnel who have obtained their FPOS (First Person on Scene) intermediate qualification and have requirement to requalify. This requalification falls into 2 sections: 1 day per year for skills updates and a 2-day update and skills refresher with assessments on the second afternoon in the 3rd year.

AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

This course is designed for personnel who have a current First Aid at Work certificate and have a requirement to use an AED. The main areas of use for an AED are include when there are high risks of heart attacks or areas where large numbers of public congregate or pass through. The aim of this course us to give a more detailed knowledge of the circulatory and respiratory systems and the safe use of AED.

Oxygen Therapy

This course is designed for staff who are required to administer oxygen as part of their job requirement. Following best practice and established guidelines, oxygen therapy training equips the candidate with necessary skills to administer oxygen up to a maximum of 28%.

PATS (Passenger Assistant Training Scheme)

Valid for 4 years, this is designed for anyone who takes care or supervision of passengers travelling by road, for example in cars, taxis, minicabs, or large buses. PATS is relevant to volunteers as well as paid staff. As a comprehensive training package, it aims to improve passenger safety by providing the skills and information for passenger assistants to understand and meet the needs of their passengers.

It is delivered using the following modules:

  • The Role of the Passenger Assistant
  • Assisting Passengers with Disabilities
  • Supervising Children and Young People with Special Needs
  • Working with Adults Who Require Extra Care and Supervision

MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) is administered nationally by CTA. It is a membership-based scheme that has been designed to enhance minibus-driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses. It is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Member organisations range from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges, and universities.

QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF)

Valid for 3 years, this regulated and nationally recognised pre-hospital care qualification is clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. It fulfils the competencies set out in the (PHEM) (Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine) skills framework at descriptor level D. Successful learners will gain the knowledge, skills, and competence needed to deal with a wide range of pre-hospital care emergencies.

QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF)

Valid for 3 years, this regulated and nationally recognised pre-hospital care qualification fulfils the competencies set out in PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, and is the perfect next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or equivalent. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to deal with a wide range of pre-hospital care emergencies.

QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive knowledge of pre-hospital care in order to deal with a range of emergency and urgent situations. The QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) is intended for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to offer pre-hospital care to patients requiring emergency care in an incident. This qualification is suitable for those who are working within the ambulance (private or NHS) and event medical sectors.

QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) - Valid for 3 Years

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or have taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders, and providing appropriate first aid training.

QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) - Valid for 3 Years

A regulated and nationally recognised qualification, this is designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific duty to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

Valid for 3 years, this nationally recognised, regulated qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop the skills required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries, and emergencies that can arise when looking after children.

QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

Valid for 3 years, this regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency paediatric first aid situations, which could arise when looking after children.

QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF)

Valid for 1 year, this regulated and nationally recognised qualification offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in basic life support and the management of anaphylaxis. The content of this qualification has been approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

Comfortable Training Environment

The training rooms that we use are equipped to a high standard. There is a fully functional kitchen area for tea and coffee breaks as well as indoor and outdoor areas where you are able to relax.

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