Course: Advanced first aid
Certificate: QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF)
Dates: Monday 24 to Friday 28 April 2017
Location: Indian Queens, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Cost: £550 + VAT
Our five-day advanced first aid course is built around an enhanced version of the highly-regarded Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3). It is designed specifically for NGOs, journalists, field workers and other civil society actors. Our first aid course focuses on more-advanced emergency interventions and the longer-term management of a casualty in remote locations. As such, it is ideal for those working in remote or hostile areas, where the risk of life-threatening injuries is heightened and where medical evacuation could take considerable time to arrange.
The demanding course is a mix of taught theory, practical demonstrations and realistic casualty scenarios in the purpose-built indoor simulation centre and at a nearby outdoor training area. Although this course includes classroom sessions, the focus is on scenario-based training, which provides students with genuine experiential learning by immersing them in the training and provides important opportunities for feedback and reflection. The scenarios are all based on real-life events, and are developed specifically for the students attending the training and the environments that they will be working in. The purpose-built indoor simulation centre features realistic mock-ups of medical and trauma emergencies, and incorporates lighting, smoke and sound to create unique immersive scenarios.
This is an accredited course. Students that pass the written and practical assessments will be awarded a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF), which is endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.An advanced first aid course for NGOs, journalists and field workers, 24-28 April 2017Click To Tweet
Our first aid course has been developed in collaboration with the team at In Safe Hands. Our instructors are former military personnel, and many are also experienced civilian paramedics. The courses are run at the purpose-built state-of-the-art simulation centre in Indian Queens in central Cornwall, which is easily reachable by train or car from London. Direct flights from around the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Portugal and Spain land at Cornwall Airport Newquay, which is only 15 minutes by car or taxi from the training centre. In addition, direct flights from 40 European locations, including London, Paris and Geneva, land at Exeter International Airport, which is 90 minutes by car or taxi from the training centre.