First aid training courses in Fort William, Lochaber, Argyll & Bute, Mallaig, Fort Augustus, the West Coast and the Highlands

Need a First Aid course NOW?

We’ll come to you for the same price as our normal monthly course in Fort William, even if you only have one person! We understand that our local business have some of the toughest challenges we have seen in decades. So we will make sure you get the first aid training you and your staff need, even if it is only 1 person. 

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What we can do for you

 
  • Need training NOW! We’ll come to you *, even if you only have 1 person who needs to be trained. We’ll come and do a course at your premises at the standard price of one place on our standard courses. So you can get the training you need for your staff ASAP. 
  • We’ll also offer you the best price, if you a a number of staff who need first aid training we’ll make sure you get the best deal, might be a discount of our monthly local courses or a group course at your venue we will make sure you get the best price with the best training for your needs.
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* Our ‘we will come to you’ offer is for the Lochaber and immediate area. We are still willing to help you if you are further away and have two or more people to train. 

 

Coronavirus and First Aid FAQ

We are able to run first aid courses as we can manage the risks of infection and first aid training is an essential qualification needed in the workplace. 

No course can be 100% risk free, but the UK government and First Aid representative bodies has provided Highlnad First aid with guidance and advice on minimising the risk of spreading COVID19 when delivering first aid qualifications.   The guidance provides  Highland First Aid with guidance on using PPE, organising courses and preventing ‘high risk’ individuals from entering the training room to minimise risks to all involved on a course.  Based on current government guidance and existing best practice within the industry Highland First Aid already have robust Health & Safety policies and risk assessments in place, which are quality assured by ITC.

Whilst most of the course will take place with you at least 2 metres away from any other people, as per the current government guideline sand in line with national first aid sector guidance, you will be required to demonstrate first aid techniques on fellow attendee during the course in order to complete the necessary assessment.  Where this is unavoidable Highland First Aid has been provided with guidance on reducing risk of spreading COVID19, as above.

100% online first aid qualifications are not permitted by the HSE.  Current HSE guidance allows for a combination of 1/3 online/blended learning: 2/3 face-to-face delivery for certain qualifications e.g. First Aid at Work. The majority of quality first aid providers  are continuing to deliver their training 100% face-to-face with comprehensive measures in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID19. All assessment must be completed face-to-face.

Those of you holding First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid  (or variations thereof) qualifications that expired on or after the 16 March 2020, have an initial extension until 16 June 2020.  The HSE have subsequently provided guidance which allows a further 3-month extension, provided you have sought training and were unable to find a suitable course and have kept evidence confirming this.  Individuals that qualify for this further extension have until 31 October  2020 to re-qualify.

The same rules are currently being applied as above, however anyone using their OFA to validate their National Governing Body (NGB) coaching and/or instructor awards are urged to contact their NGB directly to confirm their approach, as well as contacting your insurance provider to confirm that cover will still be in place during the period of ‘extension.’  We are beginning to run our first Outdoor First Aid courses at the end of June and the beginning of July.

Workplace First Aid

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid. This one-day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills required to administer first aid in a low risk workplace such as a shop. This is one the best selling courses.

We regular run this first aid training course in Fort William. 

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The First Aid at Work 3 day course provides in-depth training for people who are required to be first aiders within the workplace, ideal for industry, those working with machines or hazardous equipment. We regular run this first aid training course in Fort William. This is one the best selling courses. 

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First aid at work re-qualification (refresher) course. This 2 day course is for people who need to renew their 3 day first aid at work certificate. We run this course in Fort William 

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We can bring any of our courses to your location – saving you the time and expense of having staff travel.  If you do not have appropriate training space, we can provide a suitable local venue and the necessary equipment. Either of these solutions can reduce your first aid training costs. We have an excellent venue for first aid training courses in Fort William or we can source a more suitable venue.

       

Forestry First Aid +F

The 8 hour +F Emergency First aid covers first aid for low risk workplaces that are within 10 minutes of help (i.e. a road an ambulance can use) and all the +F needed for work on Forestry Commission Land. We run regular forestry first aid +F courses in Fort William This is one the best selling courses. 

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+F 2 day course for those working more than 30 minutes from immediate help. Ideal for working on remote sites. 

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A 3 day course that covers all the realistic first aid solutions your team need for working in industrial forestry. We run regular Forestry First Aid +F courses in Fort William.  This is one the best selling courses. 

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This 2 day +F course revalidates the 3 day First Aid At Work. This revalidation needs to be less than 3 years since your last First Aid at Work course. This first aid training course is normally run from our Fort William venue

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Outdoor First Aid

This 1 day course covers the basic first aid needs for those who are 30 minutes from immediate help, i.e. a road. Ideal for estate workers, gillies, hillwalkers, some outdoor qualification holders and anyone working in remote areas. 

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This 2 day outdoor course is ideal for mountaineers, paddlers, ski tourers and mountain bikers. It is designed to meet the needs of British Mountain Guides, Mountain Training and Canoe Scotland qualifications. It also covers the first aid needs of people working on water or remote rural areas. 

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You have probably done a number of outdoor first aid courses already. This professional course takes you from a competent first aider to a highly skilled one, still using the contents of a simple first aid kit. Ideal for British Mountain Guides, Mountain Training, Canoe Scotland qualification holders.  If you ski, climb, paddle or mountain bike in remote areas and have already done a 2 day course this is an ideal next course.  

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Defibrillators and Basic First Aid

This 4 hour course covers basic first aid and how to safely use a defibrillator. Ideal for venues, workplaces and communities with a defibrillator. 

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The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid. This 1 day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills required to administer first aid in a low risk workplace such as a shop

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Often the best value for money solution for defibrillator training is to book your own course. If you have a large enough venue this option can offer significant savings. Contact us to start arranging your course

      

Book a Course for Your Team

Using your venue reduces the cost of a course for your own team. Highland First Aid will bring all the equipment needed, so as long as your room has a socket and space we can help.  

        

We can source a local venue that is suitable for your team and the first aid training.  This can be a very cost effective solution to training large numbers. 

         

If we do not have the right course for your team and your workplace, we can work with the awarding body ITC First to put together the right course. Working with you we can make sure it covers ‘due diligence’ and equips your staff to solve any realistic first aid problems they may deal with.

 

By Arrangement

This 6 hour course is for those who are caring for children in the absence of their main carer or parents.Contact us to arrange a course

      

A 12 hour course that is aimed at childcare professionals and meets the guidance on childcare first aid.Contact us to arrange a course

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We shall be running a range of sports first aid courses for coaches, referees and other people involved in our local sports clubs.Contact us to arrange a course

      

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Up coming courses

09Nov

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action – 8 hours

9 November 2020£134.00 12 Qty Available
8 hour course that covers the most common emergency first...
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Outdoor First Aid – 2 days (16 hours) SCQF Level 6

9 November 2020£149.00 9 Qty Available
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09Nov

First Aid at Work – 3 Day 18 hours SCQF Level 6

9 November 2020£249.00 12 Qty Available
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09Nov

Emergency First Aid at Work – 6 hours SCQF Level 6

9 November 2020£119.00 10 Qty Available
This Fort William based one day Emergency First Aid at...
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Forestry Emergency First Aid at Work +F – 8 hours SCQF Level 6

9 November 2020£129.00 12 Qty Available
The 8 hour +F Emergency First aid covers first aid...
09Nov

Forestry First Aid at Work + F – 3 Day SCQF Level 6

9 November 2020£259.00 12 Qty Available
The First Aid at Work 3 Day course provides in-depth...
09Nov

First Aid at Work Re-validation – 2 day SCQF Level 6

9 November 2020£179.00 12 Qty Available
This two day course revalidates a 3 day First Aid...
07Dec

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action – 8 hours

7 December 2020£134.00 12 Qty Available
8 hour course that covers the most common emergency first...
07Dec

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action – 8 hours

7 December 2020£134.00 12 Qty Available
8 hour course that covers the most common emergency first...
07Dec

Outdoor First Aid – 2 days (16 hours) SCQF Level 6

7 December 2020£149.00 12 Qty Available
Designed to meet the needs of those working away from...
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