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Teach Food Safety Courses – Level 3 course next month

Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 15, 2014

FoodSafetyLevelThreeIconWe have spaces on our next Food Safety Level 3 course on November 6th and 7th.  This will allow you to teach our food safety level 1 and 2 qualification to the expanding food safety market.  You can also teach the regulated level 2 (subject to PTLLS or higher and approval). The course is £295 plus VAT and involved a pre-study day and two days into classroom.  If you would like more information please email or phone 01206 805380.

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How to be 2015 compliant – we have the final decision on what will be accepted

Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 8, 2014

ProTrainings coursesFurther to our recent email regarding the PTLLS qualification, after raising questions regarding contradictory information, we have received written confirmation about the tutor/assessing qualifications needed to independently teach and assess the First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work courses. These rules are laid down by the HSE and Skills for Health which must be followed.

Please note that this applies to all FAW and EFAW courses not only the regulated options and it does not come into force until October 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free Instructor/Centre Update Days – Saturday 15th November Colchester and Friday 21st November Birmingham

Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 1, 2014

There have been many changes in the last year in the industry and we are running update dates for our registered centres and instructors.  These events will give you an update on running effective training and developing your in-house or business training and guidance on the rules and regulations relating to offering regulated qualifications.

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Register now if you want day rate work or re-register to keep the list up to date using our new email system

Posted by firstaidinstructor on September 30, 2014

ProTrainings coursesIf you are a centre and not registered for day rate work, go to the group and register to join the day rate group.   We are also creating a new system for people who want day rate work and we want it to be up to date so please can anyone even if you are on the list register at This new system will be much better than our old system and we can ensure better that the emails get past spam filters.

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Most exam packs for regulated non first aid qualifications now open response downloadable assessment packs

Posted by firstaidinstructor on September 26, 2014

ProTrainings coursesWe have now had approvals for our new downloadable exam packs for non first aid subjects rather than you having to buy a paper version in advance of the course for regulated qualifications.  ProTrainings Qualifications have always been downloadable exams.  These new  packs are available if you have the skill from your instructor dashboard.  They are clear and easier to complete by the learner.  These are assessment packs and not end of course exams so they can be completed by the learner during the course then marked by the instructor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Latest Course Dates for FPOS, H&S, Fire, Manual Handling, FAW Re-qualification and People Moving

Posted by firstaidinstructor on September 25, 2014

IHCDWe have new dates for many courses to increase your knowledge or number of courses that you can offer. All the courses are in our new offices in Colchester.  To book or find out more information please call 01206 805380.

FPOS – First Person On Scene

With this EDEXEL IHCD qualification you can now use in place of an FAW for instructors.  The course is five days and covers many different advanced first aid techniques and practical experience.  The cost is £475 plus VAT and there is a course on 6th to 10th October and 1st to 5th December. We recommend this to all instructors to give you more knowledge and practical experience in first aid and how to assist the paramedic.  This is also ideal for those who want to offer medical assistance at events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Paediatric Qualifications are changing to level 3 with new version 6 PowerPoint

Posted by firstaidinstructor on August 18, 2014

shutterstock_13402483On the 1st September 2014 there are some changes to the Paediatric Qualifications, they are changing from a Level 2 qualification to a Level 3.  This will apply to both regulated qualifications and ProTrainings qualifications.  There will be a new PowerPoint available which you will be able to download from your dashboard..  Please make sure you read and understand the new learning outcomes.  They are very similar to the old qualification, the contact hours are the same (6 & 12 hours) but the guided learning hours have been increased to 22, these additional hours can be met using the ProTrainings system by learners utilising the videos, manuals and downloads available.  The ProTrainings blended paediatric qualifications will still meet the learning outcomes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evacuation Chair Instructor Course – coming soon

Posted by firstaidinstructor on August 11, 2014

Evac_ChairWe are adding a train the trainer course for evacuation chairs in September.  There is a legal requirement for businesses to have a way of getting people with mobility problems out of a building in the event of fire. The evacuation chair is a simple way of helping someone to safety.  There is an increasing market for training in the safe use of these chairs and we have developed a training course which uses one that we have started selling.  You can take the course in two different ways.  The first is where the course includes the chair for use in your training and the other is just the training.  If you are going to a business you will also be in a position to sell the chairs so we are adding a commission payment for any sales you generate which increases your income.  Read the rest of this entry »

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First Person On Scene Intermediate (FPOS-i) course next week and dates later in the year

Posted by firstaidinstructor on July 30, 2014

IHCDWe have a FPOS intermediate course set in Colchester next week on 4th to 8th August but we have also now set two more dates for the weeks of 6th to 10th October and 1st to 5th December.  The course is £475 plus VAT and it can now be used in place of the FAW for instructors even for all qualifications  The course covers many advanced first aid practices and you will also be using our new QCPR manikins which give digital feedback on CPR and breath performance.  to book or more information call 01206 805380 or email  Instructors who complete the FPOS-i with us will also gain the Oxygen provider instructor rating.

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Moving and Positioning of People Instructor Date Set

Posted by firstaidinstructor on June 30, 2014

We have set a date for our next moving and positioning of people instructor course on 3rd and 4th November.  If you would like to book or for more information please email or call Liz or Paula on 01206 805380.  You complete an online course before you attend the course then two days of theory and practicals using different equipment.

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