SCHOOLS & EDUCATION COURSES

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

Background

On the 3rd January 2019 Damian Hinds, Education Secretary, confirmed the go ahead for plans to add Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to the national school curriculum in England. Proposals see the inclusion of first aid and CPR on the curriculum as part of wider Health Education classes in England from 2020.

All children in state funded schools will be taught how to administer CPR, the purposes of a defibrillator and basic first aid treatments for common injuries by the time they leave secondary school. Learning these skills will give young people the skills and confidence to help others in need if ever required. By providing young people the opportunity to develop these lifesaving skills it helps them feel empowered and self assured that they do have the ability to potentially save a life.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) have highlighted that in the UK, currently less than 10% of people who suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest actually survive, and around 270 children die every year of sudden cardiac arrest at school. However, often nobody starts CPR because they don’t know what to do. Valuable time and in many cases, the chances of surviving, has been lost by the time the emergency services arrive, if no bystander CPR has been performed.

In countries such as Norway where CPR has been taught in schools for many years, the survival rates are as high as 25% for out of hospital cardiac arrests, compared to UKs 10%, with the main reason being the increase in bystander CPR.

It has been demonstrated that children as young as reception year can learn important first aid & life saving techniques which become life long skills.

ABOUT

Saving More Lives by empowering people of all ages and helping to develop their life saving skills is our driving reason for becoming a training provider of first aid & life support. The more people that have these life saving skills & knowledge, the higher the chance of survival sufferers of cardiac arrests have, and these skills can not only be learnt, but used from an early age.

All of our courses at ABCPR are fully compliant with Health & Safety Executives (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and in-line with current Resuscitation Council (UK), Department of Health and Education & Early Years Foundation Stage Guidelines. Our Schools & Education packages are in addition, in line with key curriculum subject contents.

All the courses we offer can be tailored to the needs and requirements of your schools and educational facilities. We dedicate time to ensuring a bespoke training package that suits your and your pupils needs as well as endeavouring to meet your expectations. With all of our Schools & Education First Aid & Life Support courses, there is the option either to use our own trainers at ABCPR to deliver the training or, if you are keen for your own teaching staff to deliver the training, we can support and facilitate the set up of this with you and have all the resources you need to do this, available for you to use.

We are happy to deliver whole school training in a day or if better suited to you, in a staggered training approach. In conjunction with delivering any teaching & staff training, we can offer a whole package approach bespoke to your school, college, university and other educational facilities.

COURSE CONTENT

PROGRAMMES:

Our Primary School First Aid & Life Support Programme is delivered in stages with modules developed to support the learning requirements of children from reception through to year 6. From as young as 4yrs children can learn to stay safe, call for help, say where they are and perform some basic first aid skills. By Year 6, pupils will have completed the programme and be competent in a more extensive range of first aid skills as well as CPR. Our programme has been developed in conjunction with both our healthcare experts and qualified teachers of key stage 1 & 2. All the teaching is delivered in a fun, engaging, supportive way to encourage confidence and learning. Fun practical activities and quizzes enhance the engaging way these modules are delivered.

Our Secondary School First Aid & Life Support Programme covers all the modules necessary to enable pupils to learn the knowledge and skills in dealing with common illness and injuries as well as CPR & defibrillation. Core skills such as safety, communication during an emergency, looking after a casualty are covered too to ensure a holistic approach to first aid learning. The programme is taught in a really engaging supportive environment with fun practical activities and quizzes to aid learning & recall.

The Higher Education First Aid & Life Support Programme ideal for colleges, universities and other further education institutions, teaches learners the essential first aid management of common illnesses and injuries as well as CPR & defibrillation. Core skills such as safety, communication during an emergency, looking after a casualty are covered too to ensure a holistic approach to first aid learning. The programme is taught in a really engaging supportive environment with fun practical activities and quizzes to aid learning & recall.

Programmes can be tailored to the requirements of the students for example additional sports focused first aid modules can be added for Sports Students etc. 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL COURSES:

Here at ABCPR we also offer the following recognised youth group First Aid Courses. We are very happy if you would like us to deliver a bespoke session for your own club group – a minimum of 6 people. Call or email if you are interested in us delivering a private group course.

  • Rainbows First Aid & Life Support
  • Beavers First Aid & Life Support
  • Brownies First Aid & Life Support
  • Cadet First Aid & Life Support
  • Duke of Edinburgh Expedition First Aid & Life Support
  • Girls Guide First Aid & Life Support
  • Scouts Emergency First Aid & Life Support
  • Army Cadet Force Association First Aid & Life Support
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To arrange a visit and to discuss your unique training requirements please call us 07900804606 or email us natalie@abcprtraining.co.uk 

We can put together a whole training package to cover both staff & pupil first aid & life support training that is convenient to your facility. If there are specific training needs (for example a staff member or pupil with a health need), we will ensure a bespoke training programme is delivered.

If you are interested in delivering the training yourselves to your pupils, please contact us and we can discuss how we can support you to set this up with all the resources you will require.