Information and Booking

Trainer: Marlin Training
Cost: Internal - no charge.
External not available
Duration: Pre-requisite e-learning + 1 day (09:00 – 17:00)
Unless otherwise stated, all courses are held in South Kensington.
Read before you book: Bookings must be made by First Aid Coordinators (FAC). Please contact your local FAC if you need further information.

07 December - SK - Fully booked
08 December - SK - Fully booked
10 February - SK - Fully booked
07 March - WC - Fully booked
14 March – SK

Booking Via First Aid Coordinators onlyPrerequisite e-learning course page

Who should attend

Nominated staff and postgraduate students on all College campuses who may need to contain a situation before referring to the Health Centre, Accident and Emergency or Urgent Care Centre as appropriate. This qualification lasts for three years after which you should attend this course again to re-qualify.

Pre-course work

All participants must complete the prerequisite e-learning before submitting a booking request.
Participants will not be permitted to attend the face-to-face session if not fully completed. First Aid participants, whether new or re-qualifying, must allocate between 6-8 hours to complete this e-learning. This must be viewed as "protected time" and First Aiders must be given sufficient time to complete this during the working week supported by Occupational Health. Our First Aiders are a valuable College resource and we want to ensure that all places are based on College risk assessment.

Essential Information

Skills on the course are examined continuously by the trainer. Multiple-choice questions set by the national body First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) test theoretical knowledge. There will be an examination at the end of the course. Please bring a mobile device or laptop to access the final examination.

Participants should have good English language skills to pass this exam. You should be physically able to take part in these sessions and dress appropriately.
Attendance for the entire duration of the course is mandatory. Participants who arrive late may not be allowed admission to this course – this decision is at the tutor’s discretion.
It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure that they re-qualify before their Certificates expire.

Key Areas

  • What to do in an emergency
  • Management of the unconscious casualty - the Initial assessment and recovery position (DRSABC)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Dealing with a patient who is bleeding and shock
  • Recognising and treating illness, e.g. stroke, diabetes, epilepsy
  • Automated External Defibrillation training