Lancashire First Aid Training Ltd

email: info@lancashirefirstaid.co.uk     07867-594135      07824-905104     07515-588948

Lancashire First Aid Training Ltd is Accredited and Validated by the Ofqual Awarding Body, ITC First, to provide Regulated First Aid courses meeting and complying with all of the requirements and regulations of Ofqual and HSE.

Coronavirus  (Covid-19) Updated 16th March 2020


In the light of the escalating Covid-19 Virus situation, and in response to the latest measures announced by HM Government to control the outbreak, Lancashire First Aid Training Ltd has taken the decision to postpone all First Aid courses with immediate effect until 1st June 2020 in the first instance.  This is likely to be extended for several more months after that date.  


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Details of First Aid Courses

First Aid at Work  (RQF)*


The 3-Day First Aid at Work and the 1-Day Emergency First Aid at Work courses both meet the HSE legislation requirements for First Aid in the Workplace. 


We can meet the needs of every employment sector at any level.

Outdoor First Aid & 

Forest Schools First Aid


This 16 Hour, Level 6 (SCQF)* qualification is delivered over two days.  It is designed to meet the needs of those working in remote outdoor locations where help is likely to be delayed.  It is the Gold Standard for leaders in Outdoor Education.

All our courses are active, practical and participative.

Paediatric First Aid and Emergency Paediatric First Aid


These two courses at Level 3 (RQF)* are delivered over One and Two Days and meet OFSTED requirements for all schools and nurseries etc. caring for EYFS children.

* See below for explanation of these abbreviations.

First Aid for Schools


A bespoke 6 Hour course designed to meet the special needs of schools and covering all of the topics and skills for the care of both adults and children including children’s illnesses and head injury.

Hands-on AED defibrillation training is included in every course.

On-line First Aid Training

Many internet based companies are now offering ‘online First Aid courses’ which you may be tempted to access because they appear to be cheap and economical.  We do not offer online training, nor do we permit any part of our courses to be completed online.   Our prime concern is to offer the highest quality of teaching and assessment to all our candidates, and to ensure that on completion and subsequent certification they are competent and confident to provide effective lifesaving First Aid to an individual in need.

We do not believe it is possible for you to effectively learn the essential practical skills involved in First Aid by simply watching a video or reading a workbook, and we do not believe you can ever be assessed as competent in the essential skills through online training.


On all of our courses you will be engaged in hands-on, practical sessions at every opportunity throughout the course, demonstrating your skills and your understanding. We believe this is the only effective way of learning and being properly assessed.


If you ever needed lifesaving First Aid would you want to be sure the person helping you had actually demonstrated that they are competent, or just seen it on a video?

* What do SCQF and RQF stand for?


The RQF is the Regulated Qualifications Framework, a system by which all vocational courses are accredited and validated for quality, and which lays down the regulations which providers must meet to deliver courses that are so validated.  It is a system that means providers are subject to both internal and external quality assurance inspections by OFQUAL appointed Awarding Bodies.  (In our case that Awarding Body is ITC First Ltd).  The RQF also places qualifications on a specified Level according to the complexity of the topic, length of the course and the responsibilities it places on the holder. Further details at https://www.ocnni.org.uk/centres/regulated-qualifications-framework-rqf/


The SCQF is the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, which is the equivalent in Scotland. 


SQA Accreditation is appointed by the Scottish Government to regulate qualifications listed on the SCQF. Further details at http://www.sqa.org.uk


The qualifications are fully recognised across all of the national boundaries of the UK and in every country of the UK.


Choosing a First Aid training provider


By choosing to use a First Aid Training provider registered with an Ofqual Awarding Body you do not need to carry out ‘due diligence’ checks, the Ofqual Awarding Body, ITC First, checks and inspect all of our qualifications, courses and operational procedures to ensure that we comply with all of the HSE and other legislation.  They inspect us at least annually with unannounced visits, carry out External Quality Assurance activity and monitor all Evaluations from customers.  You are assured of quality training.


Beware of training companies whose websites display logos of large high street companies, national burger chains, County Councils, Universities etc, most of the time they are using these logos without permission and are almost certainly not the providers of training as they might suggest.  These large national, international and high street chains etc almost always have their own in-house training departments, and do not use outside providers.

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NOTE: All our courses are practical and active, we normally expect all candidates to be able to bend, kneel, lie and roll another person on floor mats, and to perform CPR on a manikin.  We advise all candidates to dress so that they will feel comfortable to do so.