Did you know that all workplace first aiders must complete requalification training every 3 years in order to continue carrying out their role?

Our 12 hour First Aid at Work Level 3 Requalifying Course is specifically designed to allow first aiders to renew their first aid at work qualification when their certificate is due to expire.

Please consider the following rule for attendance. A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending our 2 day First Aid at Work Requalification Level 3 course, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date. If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 1 month then they must attend a full First Aid at Work Level 3 course. The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders.

First Aid at Work 3This is a 12 hour course which we generally run over 2 days. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to practise essential first aid procedures, as well as learn the latest techniques for dealing with emergency situations and managing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes. For more details about this course including the subject areas that are covered click on our course overview below.

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Through this current period of restriction lifting, we would like to advise you regarding our new options that would be available to complete this First Aid at Work Requalification course. We have been working very closely with our awarding bodies to provide the 2 options below:

6 hours GEM Video Training and 1-day Classroom Delivery 
(Attendees will receive joining instructions to complete our GEM Blended Learning First Aid video training which is the first part of the First Aid at Work Requalification training which is to be completed before attending one of our face to face training sessions. Our video training course is intended to give an introduction into the course which will be built on when attending our face to face session.)

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2-day Conventional Classroom Delivery 
(Attend one of our conventional 2-day public courses, at one of our local training venues.)

Upon successful completion, attendees will be awarded a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 3 years that fully meets Ofsted requirements and will receive a First Aid at Work handbook to keep for future reference. Attendees of this course will also have exclusive free access to our GEM First Aid annual refresher video training, presented by our GEM trainers, each year until certificate renewal is needed in 3 years’ time. See below a taster of our complimentary GEM First Aid annual refresher video training

All this for only £100 plus vat per person!

COVID-19 Course Information: We want to reassure all delegates of our First Aid public courses during this current period of restriction lifting, before attending, that we are taking extra steps to ensure the protection of yourself and others to maintain high standards concerning hygiene through this time. The health and well-being of our delegates and dedicated team will be a priority, which is why our upcoming public courses will be run in a COVID secure training venue with hand sanitisation stations, reduced attendee numbers and social distancing measures in place. We want to reassure all delegates before attending, that we are taking extra steps to ensure the protection of attendees on our courses to maintain high standards concerning hygiene through this time. We have always maintained the highest standards of cleanliness with all our training equipment, but in addition to our usual hygiene processes which include regularly using disinfectant wipes and changing manikin lungs, we are also now giving all delegates their own training pack. Included in this pack will be a brand new & sealed face shield, gloves, bandages, a face mask for use during the training, as well as First Aid handbook for future reference.
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Booking a course or places on one of our public courses

We have regular First Aid at Work Requalification Level 3 public courses coming up taking place at our training venues in Bradford and Keighley open to anybody wishing to book a place or places for a group. To view all our First Aid at Work Requalification public courses coming up click on the ‘Book here’ button below and you will be taken to our course booking page.

Alternatively, we can arrange to deliver our First Aid at Work Requalification courses onsite in your setting to groups. Courses delivered in your setting can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. We can run a single course with a maximum of 12 delegates for this particular course with one of our trainers. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings.

If you would like to talk further about booking yourself or any of your team members on to one of our public courses or to arrange some training to take place in your workplace, don’t hesitate to contact us on (01274) 752777 or email us on info@gemcompliancetraining.co.uk

Paediatric First Aid v First Aid at Work – Which Course Should I Attend?

This is a question we often get asked by first aiders who work with both children and adults. In one of our blogs, we’ll get to grips with Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work, so you fully understand which of these training courses are right for you. Follow this link to access our blog: Paediatric First Aid v First Aid at Work