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Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Overview

Our comprehensive Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills required to administer first aid effectively to your clients. By completing this course, you will not only gain the confidence to respond swiftly and competently in emergency situations but also deepen your understanding of your legal and ethical responsibilities as a therapist.

Under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and in alignment with Professional Codes of Conduct, it's crucial for therapists to be well-prepared and compliant with safety standards. The Emergency First Aid at Work course will provide you with the necessary insights and tools to meet these obligations, ensuring the well-being of your clients.

Upon successful completion of the EFAW training, you will be awarded a 3-year Certificate.

Course Syllabus

  • Practical, verbal and written assessment will take place throughout the day
  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • First aid kits and record-keeping
  • Infection Control
  • Basic life support including CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) awareness
  • Effectively manage an unconscious casualty
  • Managing seizures and anaphylaxis
  • How to respond to a choking casualty
  • Dealing with wounds and bleeding
  • Prevention and control of shock
  • Recognising the presence of common major illnesses
  • Provide treatment for minor injuries (cuts, grazes, minor burns or scalds)

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe First Aid. You will receive your Certificate (valid for 3 years) at the end of the day to take away with you.


Entry Requirements

No Previous Experience Needed

Why Train with Us

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training in Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, ensuring that each student attains the highest level of professional qualification. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your success.

Here's why you should choose us:

1. Guaranteed Small Group Tuition: We believe in personalised support, so our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 students per tutor. This ensures that you receive individual attention and guidance throughout your training.

2. Passionate, Experienced Tutors: Our experienced tutors are not just educators; they are industry experts committed to upholding the highest standards. You'll learn from the best in the field.

3. Free Thursday Evening Support: Your learning journey doesn't end when you're qualified. We offer free Thursday in person evening support, available both during your training and after you've earned your certification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

4. A Positive, Inclusive Learning Environment: Our academy provides a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in your studies and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for complementary therapies.

5. Exclusive student TOTUM Card Eligibility: All our courses qualify you to apply for a TOTUM card, granting you access to discounts and savings at various retailers, making your educational journey even more cost-effective.

6. Ongoing Industry Support: We are committed to your success as a qualified therapist. Beyond your training, we offer free talks on setting up your own practice, provide access to exclusive Facebook groups with job opportunities, and maintain regular contact with your dedicated tutor. We're here to support your journey into the industry.

When you choose the Academy, you're not just choosing a training college; you're choosing a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in Complementary Therapies. Join us today and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement.

About Your Tutor(s)

Clive Greedy

Clive Greedy- First Aid Instructor

I have been a Paramedic for over 30 years. In that time I have worked for both the NHS and the private sector. I left the NHS some 10 years ago to work as a freelance training consultant working with ambulance services around the country teaching Paramedics, Helli-Meds, BaSICS GP’s and CP Medics.

I have been married for 31 years to Sara, have 2 grown up sons and live in Evesham

I now work in Gloucester as a training manager within the care sector and continue to deliver First Aid training to those who need it.

When it comes to delivering First Aid, I tend to come at it from a different angle. Instead of being the trainer who relies on PowerPoint slides and presentations, I teach based on experience (30years worth). My delivery is based on what would I, a Paramedic, like you the First Aider to do for the casualty before I arrive. Learning should be interesting, informative, accurate and above all fun. So if you like to enjoy your learning, come and join me on one of Cotswold Academy’s First Aid courses.

I look forward to meeting you.


Clive told us it was his first time teaching first aid for you, so I just wanted to say that it was fab. Best first aid course I’ve done by far.

Real life experiences, no useless bandaging, etc and funny stories to help us remember things and have a laugh at the same time.

- Frankie | April 2021

Sally's depth of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm made the course both valuable and fun. Thank you! 

- Sarah Atwell-Griffiths | June 2019

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