RGU: SPORT delivers a range of First Aid at Work training courses and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
First Aid at Work Courses
RGU: SPORT runs a number of First Aid courses:
- Initial First Aid at Work (FAW) Certified Course
- Emergency First Aid at Work Certified Course (EFAW)
- First aid at work requalification certified course (FAWR)
- Annual first aid refresher course (AFAR)
If you are interested in First Aid courses please contact RGU: SPORT on 01224 263666.
Initial First Aid at Work (FAW) Certified Course
This course meets the full requirements set by the HSE in accordance with the 'Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981' and the approved code of practice and Guidance L74.
It is aimed at those staff that are required to act as a fully qualified first aider in the workplace.
The duration of the course is a minimum of 18 contact hours usually held over 3 days, including an independent assessment. Renewable every 3 years.
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certified Course
This course meets the requirements set by the HSE in accordance with the 'Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981' and is the approved code of practice and guidance L74.
This is a first level course in workplace first aid aimed at giving people the basic knowledge and skills to manage the situation until a fully qualified first aider or other appropriate person arrives to take over the situation. It may be an appropriate level course for the 'Appointed Person'.
The duration of the course is a minimum of 6 hours with a continuous assessment process. Renewable every 3 years.
First Aid at Work Requalification (FAWR) Certified Course
This course meets the full requirements set by the HSE in accordance with the 'Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981' and the approved code of practice and guidance L74 and HSG212.
It is required to be renewed every 3 years to enable the fully qualified first aider to remain competent and certified.
The duration is 12 hours contact time usually held over 2 days with an independent assessment.
Annual First Aid Refresher (AFAR) Course
The HSE strongly recommends that all employers should enable their workplace first aiders to attend an annual first aid refresher course at least once each year, prior to their requalification in year 3, to assist in the retention of their knowledge and skills and to keep them up to date and competent.
The duration is a minimum of 3 contact hours in years 1 & 2 of the first aider's current certification validity period.
For more information, or to book a place, on any of our First Aid at Work training courses contact Lorna Cruickshank at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (01224) 263768 or fill in the application form.
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
The next NPLQ course will be running Monday 27th - Friday 31st January 0800-1700 daily. Exams Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February Cost £220. Please call reception for further details.
RGU: SPORT is an approved training centre in Aberdeen for National Pool Lifeguard courses and hosts a range of courses throughout the year.
Further information on the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is available from the Royal Life Saving Society.
- So You Want to be a Lifeguard?
- NPLQ Course Information
- NPLQ Training & Assessment
- NPLQ Application Form
Course Dates and Information
Courses run annually in January, June and September.
Cost: £220. This must be paid in full prior to the course commencing, cheques made payable to ‘The Robert Gordon University'.
Expressions of interest can be sent to Catryn Davies, email@example.com. For bookings please contact RGU: SPORT reception on 01224 263666.
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