Courses we offer
Our courses are designed to be engaging, creative and challenging. Cloudberry Medical is an approved provider of ITC first aid courses that are OfQual and SQA approved. This means we deliver a range of environment or sector specific, well resourced, tailored courses that are rigorously monitored. We are also a member of the Association of First Aiders.
You can read about the type of courses we offer below. We can also work with you to create tailored programmes or provide skills refresher training of various kinds. Group and in-house training can be arranged. If you are interested in something arranged on an individual or group basis please get in touch through our contact page.
All our course fees include registration and certification, specific training manuals for your course and use of first aid or other equipment.
"I have done first aid courses in the past but this exceeded all expectations. The experience of working outside was amazing in bringing first aid to life for me" (Outdoor Course Participant 2012)
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Why would I want to do this course?
This 6 hour course will provide you with essential life saving skills. Your work place risk assessment will have suggested that because of the nature of your business, the size of the workforce or sector that you may be faced with life-threatening incidents where you have to manage a casualty for 10 minutes, or very minor incident that will not require medical assistance. If your risk assessment suggests further first aid training is required the full First Aid at Work 18 Hour course may be more appropriate.
An additional short module (of around 2-3 hours) in the use of external automated defibrillators (AEDs) can be added offering a dual qualification of Emergency First Aid at Work and AED use.
What would I do on this course?
Around 70% of the 6 hour course will be spent in interactive, practical activity. It will be delivered by qualified teachers and trainers who also have practical first aid experience in a variety of settings.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
• Assess the situation so you can act safely and effectively in an emergency
• Take, record and monitor vital signs
• Deal with the unconscious person
• Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and deal with someone who is choking
• Administer first aid to someone who is wounded, bleeding and suffering from shock
• Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries
• Record and report incidents
• Appreciate how to prevent cross infection
• Use available equipment
Assessment is continuous through each section of the programme.
What's included in the price?
Included in the price is the use of recommended first aid materials, an easy to follow individual course booklet and one CPR training manikin per 2 participants. You will also receive an accredited, recognised certificate valid for 3 years.
I have a group needing training can you meet their needs?
The content of the EFAW is fixed but the context in which it may be used can be brought into the training. For example, perhaps your staff work in care homes or are remote workers in the outdoors. If you require a more specific course please contact us or have a look at our other courses. We can also deliver courses at weekends, during evenings or night shifts.
How do I know this meet my statutory requirements?
Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements. The 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is one of the qualifications for this purpose. All candidates must attend the full 6-hours contact time in order to fulfill the qualification 'license to practice' requirement. This qualification has been available to employers to meet their statutory obligations since October 1, 2009.
How do I keep my qualification valid?
With the new Emergency First Aid at Work qualification there is a requirement for you to be retrained every 3 years. Additionally the Health and Safety Executive 'highly recommend' that first aiders undergo an annual 3-hour refresher course.