Training Courses

Equipping your staff to manage stress and workplace health risks. In-depth and enjoyable, our training covers all subjects with theoretical analyses and hands on practice.

Collingwood Health has a full range of training courses that come ready made, or ready to tailor to your needs:

  • First Aid training
    • First Aid at Work (schedule below)
    • Paediatric first aid
    • Sports injury
    • Healthcare training
    • Defibrillator training
    • Anaphylaxis and Epilepsy management
    • Other specialty courses:
      • CACHE Childcare training
      • Remote Location / Field Work Emergency Care Course
      • Motorists Emergency Aid Course (3-6hr)
      • Outward-bound Emergency Aid
      • Snowsport Instructors First Aid Course
      • Cyanide and Hydrofluoric Acid Emergency Care
  • Stress awareness & Stress management training
  • Manual Handling training
  • COSHH training

We offer the following First Aid Courses:

3 Day First Aid at Work - £245

First aiders in the workplace. Audience: All in business

DATES

2016

26 – 28 September
26 – 28 October
21 – 23 November
12 – 14 December

2017

4 – 6 January
8 – 10 February
8 – 10 March
5 – 7 April
10 – 12 May
7 – 9 June
12 – 14 July
9 – 11 August
13 – 15 September
4 – 6 October
22 – 24 November
13 – 15 December

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

After attending this course, a first aider will be able to act safety, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work and use first aid equipment, including the contents of a first aid box.

You will also be able to understand:

  • the duties of employers and the legal framework
  • how to maintain simple factual records on what you have done with regards to any treatment or management of an emergency.
  • The importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures

WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE?

This 3-day course qualifies candidates under the HSE regulations. Successful candidates will receive an HSE approved First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years. To maintain the qualification First Aiders are required to take a 2-day re-qualification course every three years.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is suitable for anyone appointed or soon to be the appointed First Aider within their workplace.

VENUE

These open courses are conveniently offered in the Collingwood Health Training Facility. Full address details on our Contact Page. Free Parking is available, subject to space.

2 Day Requalification First Aid at Work - £150

First aiders in the workplace, Audience: All in business

DATES

2016

24 – 25 November

2017

10 – 11 January
6 – 7 March
3 – 4 May
3 – 4 July
6 – 7 September
6 – 7 November

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course will give already qualified First Aiders the knowledge and skills they need to remain qualified, according to regulations. Attendees will then be able to deal with a casualty who:

  • Requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Is unconscious
  • Is Bleeding or wounded
  • Is suffering from shock
  • Is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints
  • Has been burned or scalded
  • Has an eye injury
  • Has been overcome by gas or fumes or may have been poisoned or exposed to a harmful substance
  • Recognise major illnesses and take appropriate action

WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE?

Successful candidates will receive requalification for a further 3 years.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is suitable for appointed First Aider within their workplace, who need to requalify for a further 3 years.

VENUE

These open courses are conveniently offered in the Collingwood Health Training Facility. Full address details on our Contact Page. Free Parking is available, subject to space.

1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work - £100

First aiders in the workplace – low risk environment, Audience: All in business

DATES

2016

10 October
8 November
8 December

2017

23 January
21 February
20 March
24 April
18 May
19 June
20 July
15 August
25 September
27 October
28 November
11 December

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course will give First Aiders the knowledge to enable them to take charge of an incident and carry out the most important lifesaving skills in the absence of or until a First Aider arrives.

After attending the course, you will be able to deal with:

    • priorities of treatment – assessing and dealing with emergencies
    •  basic resuscitation and the management of the unconscious casualty
    • fainting, wounds and bleeding, treatment of shock, bandaging and dressings
    • record keeping as well as looking at the contents and use of a First Aid box.

WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE?

Successful candidates will receive an HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years. It is recommended that all trained staff undertake refresher training on an annual basis.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is suitable for an appointed First Aider within their workplace, who wants or needs to be able to deal with emergencies at work.

VENUE

These open courses are conveniently offered in the Collingwood Health Training Facility. Full address details on our Contact Page. Free Parking is available, subject to space.

We offer the following Medical Courses:

Paediatric - 12 hours

The 1-day and 2-day course will provide all practitioners with the confidence to deal with emergencies involving the children in their care.

Sports Injury - 4 hours

The course is for those who require the knowledge and skills necessary to manage sports injuries and medical emergencies on and off the field

Defibrillator training - 3 hours

The course will provide training in the use of your defibrillator and resuscitation techniques

Anaphylaxis - 2 hours

The course will teach how to manage anaphylaxis

Epilepsy - 6 hours

The course is aimed towards carers (professional or family members) of people with epilepsy. The course follows the syllabus as approved by the joint Epilepsy council, including working with rectal diazepam and buccal midazolam

Please find answers to frequently asked questions about our First Aid Courses:

Qualifications

All First Aid trainers used by Collingwood Health hold a First Aid at Work Qualification.

All our trainers are qualified and hold a recognised teaching / training qualification.

And our assessors hold a recognised assessing qualification.

Quality Assurance

Collingwood Health has a stringent quality assurance process documented and in place, designating an individual to take responsibility for quality assurance and including at least annual assessment of the performance of trainers and assessors

Our Quality Assurance Officer holds a full First aid at work qualification as well as holding an assessing/verifying qualification

Course Evaluation

We have a documented course evaluation procedure that is available on request

Complaints

We take any complaint very seriously and a procedure for dealing with this is in place

First Aid Best Practice

Our First aid at work and Emergency First Aid at work courses are taught in accordance with current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK).

Other aspects of First Aid are taught in accordance with current guidelines published by the Voluntary Aid Societies (eg. St John Ambulance) or other published guidelines that are supported by a responsible body of medical opinion.

All procedures covered on our courses meet the current guidelines. Our trainers are updated on a regular basis if any changes are made.

First Aid Training syllabus

Our course content will adequately meet the needs of your workplace, as indicated by your First Aid needs assessment.

We will work with you, as required, to ensure that the training we provide meets all your identified First Aid needs

For the First aid at work course, the syllabus includes all the required topics set by the HSE and the course duration is at least 18 training and assessment contact hours, over three days, as a minimum standard.

For the First aid at work requalification course, the syllabus includes all the required topics set by the HSE and the course duration is at least 12 training and assessment contact hours, over two days, as a minimum standard.

For the Emergency first aid at work course, the syllabus include all the required topics set by the HSE and the course duration is at least six training and assessment contact hours, over one day, as a minimum standard,

First Aid Certificates

Our certificates meet the requirements as set by the HSE guidance to the regulations.

Certificates issued to students assessed as competent include:

The name of the training organisation
The title of the qualification?
Reference to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
The date of issue
Confirmation the certificate is valid for three years

If training is neither First aid at work or Emergency first aid at work, the certificate should also list the learning outcomes of the syllabus on which candidates have been assessed.

Options for first aid training

Employers have three options available when choosing training. They are to use a training provider who: Offer regulated qualifications; or
Operate under voluntary accreditation schemes (including trade/industry bodies); or
Operate independently of any such accreditation scheme.

To ease the strain when selecting a training provider, we are able to offer various qualifications. For First Aid at Work & Emergency First Aid at Work we can offer a Collingwood Health qualification. These certificate meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive and we are able to demonstrate our competencies as above.

In association with our training provider, we can also offer the QCF level 2 and 3 qualifications in Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at work (Additional assessment fees will apply for these qualifications).

All courses to be be held at our Training and Medical Centre in Slough, or on your own business premises. You choose! We can cater to your timeline, as well.

Please contact us to find out about the specific training you are interested in.