First aid training for schools’ staff is essential to ensure they can effectively respond to emergencies involving students. The following areas should be covered during this school first aid training:
Basic First Aid Skills:
Staff shall be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques for adults and children. This includes learning how to perform chest compressions and rescue breaths. They shall also be taught how to recognise and respond to choking incidents, including back blows and abdominal thrusts.
Staff shall learn how to control bleeding, clean wounds, and apply basic dressings. They should also understand the initial care required for burns, such as cooling the burn with water and covering it to prevent infection. In addition, staff shall be trained to recognise and respond to allergic reactions, including the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors..
Common Illnesses and Injuries:
Staff shall acquire knowledge on managing common childhood illnesses and injuries. This includes understanding how to measure and manage hyperthermia and hypothermia. They should also learn to recognise signs of fractures and sprains and provide initial support, while arranging for medical assistance. Recognising head injuries and knowing when to seek medical help is another important aspect of this training. Additionally, staff shall become familiar with assisting children and adults with asthma attacks or severe allergic reactions.
Emergency Action Plans:
Staff shall understand the importance of having an emergency action plan in place. They shall familiarise themselves with the school’s specific protocols for various emergencies. This includes knowing evacuation routes, assembly points, and how to manage adults and children during an evacuation. Effective communication with emergency services, parents, and school administration shall also be emphasised.
Reporting and Documentation: Staff shall be educated on the significance of accurately documenting incidents, injuries, and the first aid provided. They need to understand the school’s policies regarding incident reporting, parental notification, and documentation requirements.
First Aid for Schools
If you are looking for First Aid Training for Schools then we can offer the following:
First Aid training aimed at just children, especially early years and Ofsted recognised for appointed persons – Paediatric First Aid Level 3
First Aid training aimed at children and adults within primary/secondary – First Aid in Schools – Primary Care
First Aid training aimed at Adults and HSE recognised (Less than 25 staff in your school) – 1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work
First Aid training aimed at Adults and HSE recognised (More than 25 staff in your school) – 3 Day First Aid at Work
We know how confusing this can become choosing the right course, so if you are unsure then please contact us.
We can deliver this First Aid at Work Training in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hemel Hempstead and at your school location within the UK.
Who should enrol on the First Aid for Schools – Primary Care First Aid Training course
Our First Aid for Schools – Primary Care First Aid Training course is designed for anyone needing first aid training that covers both children and adults. This course does not replace Paediatric First Aid Training nor First Aid at Work. This course is best suited for Primary, Junior and Secondary School employees and volunteers. By obtaining this training, individuals are better prepared to respond promptly and effectively to medical emergencies involving children and adults, potentially preventing further harm and saving lives.
We can deliver the Paediatric First Aid training Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, London and surrounding boroughs.
Certification – First Aid for Schools – Primary Care
This First Aid for Schools – Primary Care First Aid Training course is “not accredited” although your staff are certificated directly by The Training Centre. This course does however tick the right boxes within Ofsted and the HSE that suitable first aid training has been delivered as a minimum. Those needing an Ofsted recognised appointed Paediatric First Aider certificate or HSE appointed First Aid at Work certificate should click on the appropriate links.
Ofsted’s guidance for First Aid in Schools, early years and further education – click here
HSE First Aid in the Workplace – further information.
On successful completion of this course you will be certificated for 3 years. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
HSE, Ofsted, ISI, ISA, HMIE, Estyn, Sports and Medical regulating bodies and childminding agencies.
What does this First Aid for Schools – Primary Care First Aid training course cover:
- Assessing the situation: Understanding how to evaluate the scene of an incident, ensuring personal safety, and identifying potential hazards.
- Prioritising care: Learning how to assess the severity of injuries or illnesses to determine the order of treatment.
- Basic life support: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) techniques for adults and children, including chest compressions and rescue breaths.
- Choking and airway management: Techniques for clearing airway obstructions in adults and children, including conscious and unconscious victims.
- Dealing with bleeding and wounds: Proper wound care, controlling bleeding, and using appropriate dressings and bandages.
- Fractures, sprains, and strains: Recognising and providing initial care for common musculoskeletal injuries in adults and children.
- Burns and scalds: Identifying the severity of burns, appropriate first aid measures, and minimising further damage.
- Head injuries: Recognising signs of head trauma and understanding appropriate responses.
- Seizures and convulsions: Recognising seizures in adults and children, ensuring safety, and providing support during and after a seizure.
- Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis: Identifying allergic reactions, administering epinephrine auto-injectors (such as EpiPen), and managing anaphylactic emergencies.
- Asthma and respiratory emergencies: Recognising asthma symptoms, assisting with inhalers, and managing breathing difficulties.
- Other common emergencies: Additional topics may include hyperthermia and hypothermia.
- A demonstration on the use of a defibrillator.
Approx. 6 hours to complete. This course is delivered as Blended, 3 hours online and 3 hours face to face at your venue.
Assessment – Candidates must complete an online first aid general knowledge test and are continuously assessed throughout the 3 hour face to face session.
Certificated for 3 Years.
We can deliver the Paediatric First Aid training in Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, London and surrounding boroughs.
The aims / learner outcomes of the First Aid for Schools – Primary Care First Aid Training course
- Demonstrate knowledge of common medical emergencies: Learners should be able to identify and describe the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies that can occur in adults and children, such as choking, seizures, allergic reactions, and respiratory distress.
- Understand basic life support techniques for adults and children: Learners should be able to demonstrate proper techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on adults and children.
- Demonstrate knowledge of injury assessment and management: Learners should be able to assess and manage common injuries that occur in adults and children, including cuts, burns, fractures and head injuries.
- Apply first aid principles specific to patients: Learners should understand how to adapt first aid techniques and protocols to the unique needs and characteristics of adults and children.
- Recognise and respond to medical conditions specific to adults and children: Learners should be familiar with common medical conditions such as asthma, seizures and anaphylaxis. They should understand how to provide appropriate first aid and when to seek additional medical assistance.
- Demonstrate effective communication and decision-making in emergencies: Learners should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with adults, children, parents, and healthcare professionals during emergency situations. They should also understand how to make informed decisions based on the best interests and safety of the casualty.
Did you know we deliver first Aid training at our training centre in Hertfordshire and can also visit your venue
Settings that need to comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework should assess their needs and should consider the full Paediatric First Aid Course.