Ofqual Regulated First Aid Qualifications

Training Safely During COVID


Updated October 21 - We are continuing to train in England within the government guidelines because our customers can leave home for specific work purposes. This means that our trainers, and our delegates, are allowed to attend our courses as our training is delivered face-to face and cannot be completed from home. This training saves lives in the workplace and eases the pressure on the NHS. First Aid and Rescue Casualty Care training is essential.

We are offering blended learning with remote theory and reduced training practical days to reduce travel and exposure.

Here for you:

Classroom set up:

Learners must be seated 2 metres apart. 

Class induction process:

On arrival, we are required to screen all Learners and exclude anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms which are a new continuous cough and/or a temperature >37.8°C and/or a loss of taste/smell. Check the temperature of every person, including the trainer, on arrival every day.

We will need to check that no Learner is in a situation where they should be self-isolating (e.g. they have had a close contact with someone who has tested positive or has developed symptoms and is awaiting a test result). ON ARRIVAL, we will ask all Learners to thoroughly sanitise their hands and instruct them that if they need to cough/ sneeze this should be done into a tissue that is disposed of immediately. Failing that they should cough into a bent elbow (better than a bare hand) and NEVER cough/sneeze without covering their mouth/nose. If someone coughs on their hand or uses a tissue they should use alcohol sanitiser immediately.

During the course:

We will ventilate the room wherever possible to reduce the possibility of any aerosolised virus building/remaining and provide advance information to Learners to bring multiple layers of clothing. Internal rooms have extract ventilation running. We will prop doors open whenever safe to do so. During training we use as many manikins as possible to minimise sharing and keep one manikin to the same small group of Learners all the way through the course to prevent the possibility of course-wide infection spread. Prior to CPR practise, we explain to Learners the protection that is in place to prevent infection during CPR practise.

At the end of every theory session, Learners are required to sanitise or wash their hands. Before and after each practical session, Learners are required to sanitise or wash their hands. The Centre must ensure that 2 meters of physical distancing is maintained between all Learners and between Learners and Trainers unless relevant close contact (less than 2m distance) is absolutely necessary for teaching or assessment purposes.

Face masks – Updated: Optional.

Gloves - Gloves are to be worn or an acceptable alternative is to sanitise hands immediately before and after any close contact practise/assessment. The Learner should verbalise that they would wear protective gloves for the procedure before commencing.

Hand Sanitiser - We provide sufficient alcohol hand sanitiser in the classroom for Learners throughout the entire course and explain what facilities are available for hand washing.

Useful videos below on how COVID-19 spreads and how to effectively wash your hands: a. https://youtu.be/1APwq1df6Mw b. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGJNspLRdrc

AZO Wipes - All training resources and equipment is routinely sanitised before and after each use using clinical wipes.

To avoid close contact, Learners must be assessed performing the primary survey part of the assessment on a manikin – Learners MUST NOT place their ear close to another Learner’s mouth, even when both parties are wearing a face mask. Being less than 2m distance must be kept to an absolute minimum and skills performed at arms-length to avoid close contact.

FAE Tutors are trained to help support you with the COVID measures throughout your training qualification.

Please note places are limited due to the COVID safety measures. Thank you for your continued support and patience.