Blended learning for first aid

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Blended learning enables learners to complete first aid training using a mixture of traditional face-to-face (practical) sessions, and self-paced online learning.

This means that subjects such as resuscitation, bandaging, choking and casualty management are always delivered and practiced in the classroom, whereas more theory-based subjects such as the responsibilities of first aiders, accident reporting and risk assessment can be studied independently.

Read on to find out more or click the buttons below to make a booking…

What are the benefits?

 

There are numerous benefits associated with blended learning. They include…

  • Reduced classroom time – making planning training and releasing staff to attend easier. Our blended Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) courses can be taken in a half day or twilight session (vs a full day face-to-face), First Aid at Work (FAW) courses can be taken in two days (vs three days face-to-face), and Paediatric First Aid courses can be taken in one day (vs two days face-to-face).
  • Self-paced study – learners can complete the online modules at a time, and pace, that suits them. They can fit study around existing commitments and revisit modules at any point. They also have continued access to material for 90 days following completion of the face-to-face session(s).
  • Cost-effectiveness – the fees for in-house blended courses are typically lower than fully face-to-face courses. There are also savings associated with staff cover by enabling learners to study the online modules independently.

How does it work?

 

The first part of our blended courses involves learners accessing our high-quality eHub learning platform, where they will work through a series of online modules featuring written, video and interactive content. This can be undertaken at any time to suit their schedule, and can be paused and resumed as necessary. Upon completion, they will be issued with a certificate and be able to attend the face-to-face sessions(s).

The second part of the training involves a face-to-face (classroom) course. During this session(s), learners will be assessed on the learning that they have completed online, as well as working through additional practical and simulation modules.

Upon completion of both elements and subject to assessment, learners will be issued with the same first aid certificate that they would had they attended a fully face-to-face course.

How long does it take to complete a course?

 

The total time required to complete a course, whether fully face-to-face or via blended learning, remains the same. Blended learning however enables learners to complete the online modules at a time and pace that suits them, and the amount of classroom time can be significantly reduced…

  • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) courses can be delivered via a half-day face-to-face session plus self-paced online study (vs a full day via traditional face-to-face training). The maximum time taken to complete the online and face-to-face learning cannot exceed four weeks / 28 days.
  • First Aid at Work (FAW) courses can be delivered via two days face-to-face training plus self-paced online study (vs three days via traditional face-to-face training). The maximum time taken to complete the online and face-to-face learning cannot exceed 10 weeks / 70 days.
  • First Aid at Work (FAW) Requalification courses can be delivered via one day face-to-face training plus self-paced online study (vs two days via traditional face-to-face training). The maximum time taken to complete the online and face-to-face learning cannot exceed seven weeks / 49 days.
  • Paediatric First Aid courses can be delivered via one day face-to-face training plus self-paced online study (vs two days via traditional face-to-face training). The maximum time taken to complete the online and face-to-face learning cannot exceed six weeks / 42 days.

Face-to-face sessions can take place on any day and time. For example, an EFAW half-day session can be arranged for a morning, afternoon, twilight or evening course.

Do Edenfield’s blended EFAW and FAW courses meet the HSE requirements for workplace first aid?

 

Yes – The guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive (ref. GEIS3, para. 24) helps employers to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. It states that blended learning and is an accepted means by which workplace first aid training can be undertaken, as long as sufficient time is allocated to face-to-face practical training, that providers have an appropriate system in place for online learning, and that adequate assessment is undertaken.

Our eHub online learning platform has been specially designed to guide learners through each of the first aid modules in a highly engaging, interactive way. All of the learning undertaken online is assessed during the face-to-face session(s), where all of the practical elements are also delivered.

Read the full HSE guidance here.

Does Edenfield’s blended Paediatric First Aid course meet the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Statutory Framework?

 

Yes – Annex A of the EYFS Statutory Framework (para. 5 and para. 6) specifies the required criteria for Paediatric First Aid training. It states that the contents of the 6-hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid course must be covered in a face-to-face setting, and the remaining content of the 12-hour Paediatric First Aid can be covered remotely.

Our courses cover the complete practical syllabus, and every element of the assessment (including assessing the material studied via eLearning), during the face-to-face session(s). The elements of the course not requiring practical simulation are studied at learners’ own pace via our online learning platform.

Read the EYFS Statutory Framework here.

Are first aid courses delivered via blended learning nationally recognised?

 

Yes – in addition to meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (for EFAW and FAW courses) and the Early Years Statutory Framework (for Paediatric First Aid courses), we also ensure that our courses align to the First Aid Quality Partnership’s (FAQP) quality standards for blended learning.

The FAQP is a national forum made up of representatives including Resuscitation Council UK, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum. It aims to ensure the maintenance and improvement of quality standards in the provision of first aid training and qualifications in the UK.

Read the FAQP guidance here.

Certificates awarded to learners attending our blended courses, subject to assessment, are issued via the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). We are also an approved centre delivering first aid qualifications awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA) and Highfield Qualifications.

 

What are the fees for blended learning courses?

 

Our fees for in-house blended learning courses include tuition (face-to-face sessions and access to our eHub learning platform), assessment, certification and resources including a printed first aid handbook…

  • Blended Emergency First Aid at Work (half day course plus online study) – £475+VAT for up to 12 learners – just £39.58 per person*.
  • Blended First Aid at Work (two day course plus online study) – £899+VAT for up to 12 learners – just £74.92 per person*.
  • Blended First Aid Work Requalification (one day course plus online study) – £495+VAT for up to 12 learners – just £41.25 per person*.
  • Blended Paediatric First Aid (one day course plus online study) – £495+VAT for up to 12 learners – just £41.25 per person*.

*based on 12 learners per course.

 

How do find out more?

 

For more information about our blended learning courses or to discuss your training needs, click the button below. We also run a regular programme of open/public blended courses at our Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire training centres, click the button below to see our upcoming course dates

 

Our open course dates…

  • 16
    Apr (Tue)

    Paediatric First Aid (BLENDED LEARNING)

    Stoke-on-Trent (The Bridge Centre)
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    1 day, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £75.00 excl. VAT
  • 24
    Apr (Wed)

    First Aid at Work Re-qualification (BLENDED LEARNING)

    Stoke-on-Trent (The Bridge Centre)
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    1 day, 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    • £150.00 excl. VAT
  • 24
    Apr (Wed)

    First Aid at Work (BLENDED LEARNING)

    Stoke-on-Trent (The Bridge Centre)
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    Two days classroom / one day online
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 24 Apr 09:00 - Wed 24 Apr 15:30
    Session 2
    Fri 26 Apr 09:00 - Fri 26 Apr 15:30
    • £185.00 excl. VAT
  • 01
    May (Wed)

    First Aid at Work Re-qualification (BLENDED LEARNING)

    Stoke-on-Trent (The Bridge Centre)
    |
    1 day, 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    • £150.00 excl. VAT
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If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.