Course - Join the React First Team - First Aid Instructor Training
React First is always on the lookout for new people to join our training team. We train trainers to deliver high quality first aid courses with the same passion and enthusiasm as ourselves. We deliver the full range of RQF and SCQF first aid qualifications and specialise in Sports First Aid and Outdoor First Aid as well as First Aid at Work and we have a lot of expertise to pass on to potential new trainers who may wish to specialise in different areas of first aid training. All of our courses use predominately practical training and assessment methods.
Even if you already hold the required teaching and assessing qualifications and a First Aid at Work certificate we do not believe that it is possible to attend a 2 day first aid trainer induction course and then be immediately competent to both teach and assess to a high quality. If you just want a 'tick in the box' to deliver courses you will find other organisations which offer such a course. We do not give new trainers a huge powerpoint of signs, symptoms and treatments and then expect candidates to be assessed using long multiple choice question papers. First Aid is a practical subject and as such our courses are highly practical as are the assessment methods.
Our candidates commonly describe our training as 'the best course that they have ever been on', we want your candidates to do the same.
The 2 day First Aid Trainer Induction course, runs over 2 days and costs £490+vat. It will introduce you to the first aid industry, to working with an Awarding Organisation and give you the blueprint for delivering high quality first aid courses, it is the start of a process of apprenticeship. After these two days we will put together a programme of course observations which gives you the chance to watch our experienced trainers delivering, initially, Emergency First Aid at Work. You will write your lesson plan for this course, based on a template plan which you are provided with and we will review it with you in detail. You will then set up and run your own Emergency First Aid at Work course with a minimum of 6 candidates (they can be friends or paying clients) and we will send an Internal Verifier along to observe and, hopefully, sign you off as being competent to run the Emergency First Aid at Work course. This visit costs £180+vat.
You then have three possible options:
- become a staff member at React First as a self-employed freelance trainer.
- become an employee of React First on a full-time or part-time contract depending on how many course types you can deliver.
- in combination with 1. or 2. become a centre registered with the awarding organisation "ITC First" and set up your own first aid training business.
If, at any point in the process you no longer wish to continue with the mentoring and sign-off process you are not tied to React First, or the awarding organisation 'ITC First', you have two options; :
- become an independent centre approved by the awarding organisation 'ITC First'. You will not have any links with React First.
- become an independent centre approved by another awarding organisation. The background to the first aid industry and to working with awarding organisations as well as the training skills that you have learned will help you with this process. You will not be able to use any of the 'ITC First' specific course materials. You will not have any links with React First or ITC First.
React First trainers and well as those trained by us now running their own businesses run the same, excellent courses. We strongly advise that you attend on of our first aid courses before signing up to the trainer induction course so that you can experience our training methods for yourselves and see if you share our passion for the delivery of excellent training.
"I chose to train as an ITC Trainer with React First having been thoroughly impressed with a First Aid course which i attended with them previously. From day one of my First Aid Instructor Training Jenny and Charlie’s enthusiasm rubbed off. Their upbeat teaching methods made learning fun and their use of positive feedback was always so constructive.
Their continued support throughout my training period was second to none, many hours being spent rehearsing sessions and putting the final professional touches to my deliveries.
I can’t thank you both enough for being such brilliant tutors and for all of the encouragement and friendship you have given me."
Trisha Moulton, New ITC Trainer, May 2012
"I just wanted to thank both of you for the excellent guidance and tuition throughout the trainee trainer course ran a few months ago. i felt that thoroughout all stages of the journey to becoming both a FAW assessor and EFAW trainer you went out of your way to ensure that i was helped in all aspects of the course. I now feel extreamly confident in running first aid courses and believe it was your excellent professionalism, tuition and guidance that helped me develop my teaching skills. From the start there was a clear step by step process, which was excellently explained and easy to understand.
I look foward to hopefully working with you in the future."
Gary Earl, New ITC trainer. April 2011