First Aid for Schools


React First has a range of courses designed specifically to meet the needs of schools.  We work with a large number of schools training all staff and students.

Group First Aid Courses for School Staff and Pupils

Specialist First Aid Courses:

All our specialist first aid courses for schools are fully assessed and give a certificate of competence which is valid for 3 years.  The ratio of teaching on these courses cannot exceed 1:12.

  • Paediatric First Aid - 2 day, Level 3 Award, EYFS, OFSTED
  • Anaphylaxis and Adrenalin Auto-injector (Epipen) First Aid - half day
  • First Aid for Supporting Pupils with Anaphylaxis and Asthma - 1 day

General First Aid Courses:

These courses cover emergency situations common in the school environment

We understand that often schools have specific first aid requirements which may not be met by our standard range of courses. Please contact us with your requirements if this is the case and we will be happy to work with you to design the course that you need.

Open Courses for School Staff

You may not have large numbers of staff to train in specific courses or you may find it difficult to arrange for large numbers of staff t receive training on the same day. React First runs an open programme of first aid courses for individuals to attend in Central London.

Click on the links below for more information about these courses or follow this link to view our course calendar and book places online.


 

Course Calendar

Sorry, but we do not have a course scheduled at present. We run the course regularly, so please telephone or click here to use our enquiry form

 

Course - First Aid for Schools - Inset day

First Aid for Schools

Running a whole school inset day first aid training course is a great team building day.  Your staff learn or refresh their first aid skills which is always a great confidence boost.  With allergies on the increase and as many children have now been prescribed adrenalin auto-injectors this course also covers the required content for staff to be trained to deliver these injections when necessary.

Everyone will receive an attendance certificate in First Aid for Schools which is valid for 3 years.

Course Timings

Ideally the course runs from 0930 - 1630 to give us 6 contact hours.  However if you would like the course to fit around your existing school day structure just send us the timings that you require and we will be able to adapt the course to fit your day.

Course Content

  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents and assessing casualties
  • Safe Airway Position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - Adult & Child
  • Choking - Adult & Child
  • Bleeding 
  • Asthma and Epliepsy
  • Allergic reaction and Anaphylaxis awareness
  • Common playground injuries

If there is additional content that you would like to cover please give the office a call to discuss.  There is a limit to what can be taught in a day when our focus is practical training to ensure that everyone leaves with new skills.  For example you may have an AED (defibrillator) on the premises and would like certain staff to receive additional training.

Booking a Course

We run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  We can teach larger courses with multiple instructors. You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other.  Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Happy Customers

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the excellent First Aid training you gave us last week on our Inset day. I have had so many comments from the staff about the day; how enjoyable it was, how much they learnt and how useful it was. The repetitive element, building up of the skills gradually, has really stuck in people''s minds, particularly the ''STOP. ASSESS'' (combined with the hands out!)It was also lovely to be spoken to as intelligent adults; so many trainers pitch this wrongly.Thanks again for an enjoyable and informative day."

Lucy Pike, Teacher, Ravenscourt Park Prep School

 

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Cost

Number of Staff

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Price (exc. VAT)

Max 20

1

£590

Max 40

2

£1050

 

 

 

Visit our prices page for a full list of course prices and to download a price list.

 

Course - Emergency Life Support for Children & Students (Yr 4 - Yr 13)

When someone is having a heart attack, has serious bleeding, choking, is unconscious or in cardiac arrest, knowing what to do to help keep them alive until professional help arrives can give their chances of survival a significant boost. The skills you need for this are called Emergency Life Support skills, or ELS.

Children of all ages should learn first aid.  It is such an important life skill to have and the practical nature of first aid training means that the course is always a bit hit with the children and a really fun day.

According to the British Heart Foundation: "CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), taught in schools as part of ELS, might double a casualty’s chances of survival from a cardiac arrest."  Ref: http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/emergency-life-support-skills.aspx

First Aid for ChildrenCourse Timings

The course takes a full school day and will fit around your standard break and lunchtimes.

Course Content

  • Managing an incident safely
  • Calling 999
  • Rolling an adult or child into the recovery position
  • Performing resuscitation on an adult
  • Treating an adult or child who is choking
  • Stopping a bleed and putting bandages on

Course Certificate

Every child attending this course will be awarded an Emergency Life Support certificate of attendance which will be valid for three years. The certificate will also state the number of hours that the course was taught over, this may change from school to school according to the hours that you have available, typically the course has 5 contact hours of teaching.

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 20 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other.  Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Happy Customers

"For the last five years React First has provided full day training courses for our girls in the IIs and IIIs (Year 8 & 9) as part of our outdoor education programme. We feel very strongly at Tudor Hall that the girls need a good understanding of First Aid in case of an emergency, preparing them for further training in D of E.

The two-year progressive course from React First is pitched just right for our girls, so that our girls learn the theory in a fun and interactive way and have lots of practical hands-on training. Charlie and his team liaise closely with the staff, with whom he has built a sound relationship over the last few years.

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you this coming year."

Jackie Webb, Tudor Hall School

Tudor Hall School

Cost

Number of Pupils

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Price (exc. VAT)

Max 20

1

£390

Max 40

2

£760

Max 60

3

£1110

Max 80

4

£1460

Max 100

5

£1750

Max 120

6

£2040

Max 140

7

£2310

Max 160

8

£2640

Max 180

9

£2970

Max 200

10

£3300

Visit our Prices Page for a full list of course prices and to download a price list.

 

Course - 12hr Early Years Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted)

This course is ideal for primary and nursery school teachers, child minders and child careers. It is a highly practical and fun course which:

  • meets the criteria defined for first aid training in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework
  • meets Ofsted first aid requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for first aid for nannies under the Department for Children, Schools and Families Approved Carers Scheme.
  • can be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.
  • follows the guidelines of and was approved by the NCMA (National Child Minding Association) and the PLA (Pre-school Learning Alliance) until July 2005 (NCMA & PLA no longer validate training organisations). 

All attendees will leave with both a full set of paediatric first aid skills and the confidence to put them into practise should the need ever arise.

Certificates are valid for 3 years.  There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

Course Content

  • A systematic approach to incident managementPaediatric First Aid
  • Infant, Child and Adult Resuscitation procedures
  • Choking
  • Bleeding - internal/external, major/minor
  • Shock - hypovolemic and anaphylactic
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Treating Damage - suspected fractures, head, neck and back injuries
  • Eye injuries and foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Bites and stings
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Common illness - epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other.  Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Happy Customers

"All staff have found this extremely useful, covering all aspects of the necessary statutory requirements alongside supporting the staff to feel secure in adminstering Basic First Aid if it is required.  The course covered all aspects in a clear and encouraging manner, guiding less confident staff members. " Gina Nicolson, Kew Green Preparatory School

Cost

*All prices exclude VAT

 

Group course at your venue

At our venue

Max 12*

(1 trainer)

Max 24*

(2 trainers)

Individual Price*

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted)

2 day

£960

£1760

n/a

Visit our Prices Page for a full list of course prices and to download a price list.

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