First Aid Response Course

Sat 2 Mar 2019
Tue 1 Oct 2019


Chandos Road Building
Station Road
Buckingham, MK18 1AL United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1280 814080


First Aid

Learn to respond to and administer First Aid to casualties in a wide range of emergency situations in our two-day First Aid Response Course.

By the end of the training, you will be able to administer relevant first aid in scenarios that include, amongst others, injuries to bones, muscles and joints, chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning, anaphylactic shock and suspected spinal injuries.

Who’s this course for?

This course is for members of the public, businesses and professionals who want to learn how to deal with accidents and injuries involving adults and children. It meets the standard of Level 3 HSE First Aid at Work training.

Course content

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate by the end of the course competencies in all of the subject areas listed below;

Administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Suspected spinal injuries
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

The first aid response course is run by qualified doctors with pre-hospital, workplace and hospital experience of emergency medicine and first aid. They are also educators and assessors within the university and thus have up to date knowledge and are actively involved in quality improvement.

All training will take place in dedicated medical premises which holds the top of the range equipment.

Course outcome

By the end of this course, learners will have the appropriate knowledge to know how to:

  • Understand first aid regulations.
  • Do a primary assessment of a casualty.
  • Administer CPR to a casualty.
  • Put casualties in the recovery position.
  • Deal with and respond to choking, wounds, bleeding and shock.
  • Deal with and respond to burns, eye and head injuries, fractures and dislocations.
  • Care for people suffering from asthma, allergic reactions, nose bleeds, diabetes, epilepsy, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Deal with and respond to hyperventilation, fainting, sprains and strains, poisoning and drowning.
  • Understand the importance of record keeping.

Is this training for me?

The First Aid Response Course is suitable for people and businesses who wish to learn new first aid skills or refresh their existing first aid skills. No previous qualifications are needed to take this course as all the basic first aid techniques are covered throughout the training.

Why Buckingham?

The programme is run by qualified doctors with specialised experience in first aid and emergency medicine who, as part of the teaching staff at our medical school, are actively involved in shaping the future of acute care in the UK.

All training in this course takes place in dedicated medical premises at the university’s academic centre with top of the range facilities and equipment.

Assessment and certification

Successful candidates will receive a continuous in-course assessment based on observation skills and understanding of course material leading to a certificate of completion valid for 3 years.

Based on our lead instructor’s experiences in Primary care, the initial responses provided by a FARC provider is pivotal in every step of a patient’s journey through the healthcare system. First aid is vital for deciding the ultimate destination for a patient either home with self-care or need to access more medical attention. The ability to provide adequate first aid allows medical professional in all fields to deliver targeted and timely follow up definitive treatments. From this course, the relationship between FARC providers and medical professionals is key and the first step of a community-based care method.

About our instructors

Dr Tom Evans

About Moodle

When you look for First Aid courses, there are multiple choices to consider and many factors to look at. The FARC course is a blend of face to face learning over the two days and online learning. This will meet the requirements for First Aid at Work however you will have access to the online learning platform for the duration of your qualification, and have access to the updated course materials. You will also have the opportunity to attend online continued professional development events that reduce skill fade and keep you up to date in a discipline that may not be used on a regular basis.

First Aid is an essential aspect of our health system and the FARC is facilitated and designed by registered healthcare professionals who have a career of experience in their fields. It is a myth, that doctors do not have the required First Aid skills and one that our course attendees have broken with their feedback.

Course duration and pricing

The First Aid Response Course will have 18 hours contact over 2 days with an additional 4 hours of online learning which may be done from home. The course will run from 9:00- 1600 with an hour allocated for lunch each day.

First Aid Response Course (2 Days) – £100 per day
First Aid Requalification Course (1 Day)
– £200 per day

Please apply by completing the form below or email for more info.

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