Group price from £320.00 + Vat

In the care sector a great number of accidents occur as a result of slips, trips and falls and can result in serious injuries to the service users, the environment can play an important role in recognising varying types of injuries. This First Aid course also identifies the common illnesses within the care sector and provides knowledge for early diagnosis from signs / symptoms. The course includes the safe use of AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators).

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The First Aid in Social Care course is a non accredited course but follows the syllabus of the Emergency First Aid at Work, it is however more in depth and geared towards the needs of the Carer. This course caters for the general injuries / illnesses usually associated with the Health & Social Care Sector and is a suitable alternative to our Basic Life Support training.

This 1 day non accredited course is a suitable alternative to the Basic Life Support course. This course is designed to satisfy the Social Care sectors requirement to assess the first aid needs of the business and to ensure that adequate numbers of “suitable persons” are provided to administer first aid.

This course is also available as a 1/2 day refresher providing the delegates hold a current (within 3 years) full days training certificate. The Health & Safety Executive are strongly recommending (NOT obligatory) that delegates refresh their training annually. If this course is taken as 2 half day refresher sessions, the 2nd course is half price.

Please be aware that by choosing this non accredited course your organisation will have to show due diligence in that you considered the alternative courses available but chose this one as best suiting your organisational needs, the HSE recognise this course providing you complete a “Needs Assessment” form. Contact us if you need assistance with this and ask for our Needs Risk Assessment form.

Aims & objectives

The candidate will:

  • Be aware of the current first aid protocols
  • Be aware of the reporting procedures for accidents / illnesses
  • Be able to prioritise a multiple casualty incident
  • Be skilled in CPR and current first aid techniques to deal with medical emergencies

Ashtree Management Services Ltd are accredited with Highfield Qualifications to deliver HSE / Ofqual regulated First Aid training.

This 1 day or 1/2 day refresher course can be conducted at your premises for a maximum of 12 candidates.

Course content

  • The aims of First Aiders
  • The role / responsibilities of first aiders in Social Care
  • Hygiene in First Aid
  • Managing an incident
  • Assessing signs / symptoms
  • Casualty management
  • Managing an unconscious casualty (Recovery Position)
  • CPR including the safe use of AED’s.
  • Action on choking to include wheelchair occupancy


  • Action on choking to include wheelchair occupancy
  • Action on electrocution
  • Action on seizures
  • Severe bleeding & head injuries
  • Treatment for shock
  • Signs & symptoms of Stroke
  • Action on burns
  • Action on Asthma & poisons
  • Heart conditions
  • Anaphylactic shock