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Can you fail a first aid at work course?

First aid at work courses aim to provide employees with valuable skills which could save the lives of their colleagues, friends, family or other individuals in an emergency situation.

These valuable training programmes are designed to be engaging and easy to understand, and typically last a single day.

If you have one booked for your company or are about to take one yourself as an employee, you may be wondering what’s involved – and whether you can fail the course.

The answer entirely depends on which course you’re taking. Some courses conclude with an exam, which will grade you like any other test. If you fail, you may have to re-sit it at a later date.

This isn’t always the case; our courses here at ABC Life Support don’t feature an exam. Instead, our trainers provide an ongoing assessment of each participant’s performance and will make sure that everyone fully grasps the topics covered.

This includes both the theoretical and practical components, and our team will ensure that every delegate is confident in both aspects before the course concludes.

The absence of a formal exam takes the stress out of participating in the course, allowing attendees to focus purely on improving their knowledge and understanding the benefits of their new-found first aid skills.

Our courses cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Reporting of injuries and accident book
  • Managing an incident
  • The Primary Survey
  • The Unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Common workplace injuries

Plus, each participant will receive a certificate when they complete the course. This is valid for three years.

To find out more about our first aid at work courses or to book a place for your company with ABC Life Support, please contact us today.

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