London First Aid course

about our courses

Our ethos is to deliver enjoyable, relevant first aid courses while ensuring you leave with skills you can use in the real world. We love the challenge of researching and developing training scenarios that relate to the environment where you will be using your first aid. We take pride in delivering high quality courses, it's one of the reasons our clients keep returning or recommending our courses to others.

"Thoroughly enjoyable course, much better than the last course I did. Much appreciated."
TessaM, first aid at work

nationally recognised courses

London First Aid deliver Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) approved first aid courses, and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid at Work, using the ITC First Aid (ITC) certification.

The sports and outdoor courses are delivered in units either taken as an individual unit or combined as a multiple day course.

sports first aid

H/501/2760 - Sport First Aid Emergency Action

K/501/2761 - Sport First Aid Incident Management

outdoor first aid

J/500/4375 - Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action

L/500/4376 - Outdoor First Aid Incident Management

Full descriptions of these courses are available on the QCA website.

what is emergency action and incident management?

emergency action

This is a life-saving first aid course or unit covering the essential knowledge, skills and decisions for all first aiders. First aid is like learning a sport, such as playing tennis, initially you learn all the basic shots and then combine them so you can practice before being able to play a game. In this course you learn each first aid skill in isolation and put it into practice with one casualty and one responder.

incident management

The incident management unit continues on from emergency action, taking the skills you have learnt so far, adding some additional ones to start managing first aid incidents. Emergency action is reactive first aid, while incident management is proactive first aid. Here we are equipping you to manage more than one injury and/or casualty while communicating with bystanders who may help or hinder the situation. A tennis coach can teach you how to play a drop-shot but not when to play it. This comes from experience. Incident management is where this experience is learned, using problem solving and communicaiton, giving the first aider a strategy to cope with any and all incidents, recognising the key decisions that need to be made.

"Liked the fact that ideas and procedures were backed up with real-life experiences."

is there a benefit to doing incident management?

In our opinion as people who do first aid for real, absolutely. As with riding a bike, once you've learnt how to balance, pedal and can steer, the fun begins once you take the training wheels off and can race down the road on your own.

First aid in the real world has little to do with medical skills and everything to do with problem solving.

It is like having an insurance policy, you may never need it but should you ever have to use your first aid, you'll be thankful you spent the time learning incident management.

proactive first aid

Good first aiders have options, this means being proactive when facing a real incident. We treat our training in the same fashion, we prepare and develop real training scenarios that aid your learning outcome, understanding your environment and dealing with issues you may face. At times it may be challenging and feel stressful, but in a real situation, you'll be grateful for the experience you've had in class.

Although candidates “only” manage simulated incidents on the training courses, the decisions they make are real and the emotions felt during the training are real, it is only the consequences that are not. Training is a rehearsal for the real event and we take candidates through the key decisions to be made at a real incident.

collaboration of skill

Our courses have developed over many years, with the collaboration of several experienced trainers some who have worked in the industry for over 20 years and who are part of the ITC network. Their collabration as a team is what contributes to the success and enjoyment of our first aid courses and knowing when you return to do another course we will have found new and insteresting ways to deliver our first aid courses.

part of the ITC network

ITC are the awarding body who issue your certificates and monitor our training, they are also the force behind the courses we teach and have the ethos, passion and standards that match our own.

They have worked hard to get QCA approval for the courses we deliver, ensuring the standards of both course and instructor are constantly high for all members of the network. In this way we benefit from everyone working to a high standard, but more importantly we are able to pass on this benefit on to you.