6-hour course for parents, grandparents, carers and professionals run over two 3 hour evening sessions to make it more accessible for those with children or professionals who are working during the day.
This qualification meets the requirements for those working in early years settings. Currently, the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times when children are present.
But what about coronavirus?
We are following the advice from HSE and Holyrood to reduce and manage the risks, we supply masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and each person gets to use their own cpr mannequin for the whole course. We have been advised that people need to touch other candidates to demonstrate competency in some key skills, so we ask people to stay in a pair with one person they already work with or socialise with.
We currently feel a maximum of 6 people plus the trainer works. Most of our recent courses have been 3 to 7 people, but we are willing to discuss this with booking organisations with reference to current advice. Under normal conditions, the maximum we can have on one course is 12.
As lockdown has changed we have delivered a number of small group size courses to local estates, forestry and outdoor workers. So we have been able to develop some protocols to keep the courses active and engaging while still keeping hygiene levels at a suitable level.
Our trainer is a teacher and youth worker who has a young family.
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