First Aid Training

At Borderlands we believe that first aid is a hands-on subject best taught hands on. One of our first aid courses will teach you to deal with an emergency until professional help arrives. Our courses are practical, externally regulated and nationally recognised. We are active in the outdoors and train from experience. See our staff profiles for more information.

Our open first aid courses take place in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, close to the South Wales border and in Monmouthshire, South Wales. Our venues are handy for Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and South-West England, as well as Cardiff, Newport and other areas of South Wales. We can also arrange a private course at your venue. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Our courses are eligible for part or full funding from a number of industry bodies including the construction industry. If you’re a builder or construction industry contractor get in touch for more information.

We understand how frustrating it can be to have  a course cancelled at the last minute, so we guarantee that once we have a confirmed booking for any of our open courses, we will run the course with no minimum numbers required.

Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF Level 5 or OFQUAL Level 2) 6 hours / 1 day tuition time (read more)
Who is it for?

Small and low risk businesses and anybody wanting to learn first aid skills for personal peace of mind.

 

What will you learn? CPR practice

Managing an unconscious casualty, heart problems, CPR and defibrillator use, bleeding control and shock, seizures, choking, minor injuries, roles and responsibilities of a first aider in the workplace.

Course dates

2 October 2017: Abergavenny, South Wales

17 November 2017: Hereford

13 February 2018: Viney Hill, Forest of Dean

27 February 2018: Monmouth

28 February 2018: Viney Hill, Forest of Dean

22 May 2018: Monmouth

Course fee

£70 per person

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Outdoor First Aid (SCQF Level 6 or OFQUAL Level 3) 16 hours / 2 days tuition time (read more)

Who is it for?

Outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor instructors, forestry workers, landscaping contractors, forest school leaders, scout and guide leaders

What will you learn? insulating a casualty

Managing an unconscious casualty, heart problems, CPR and defibrillator use, bleeding control and shock, choking, seizures, head injuries, spinal injuries, torso injuries, limb injuries, medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis, heat and cold related conditions including hypothermia and heat stroke, monitoring a casualty over time whilst awaiting help.

Course dates

23-24 September 2017: Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

3-4 October 2017: Forest of Dean

30-31 October 2017: Forest of Dean

14-15 November 2017: Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

30 November – 1 December 2017: Forest of Dean

2-3 December 2017: Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

16-17 January 2018: Forest of Dean

20-21 January 2018: Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

30-31 January 2018: Forest of Dean

20-21 February 2018: Forest of Dean

Course fee

£130 per person

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Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (OFQUAL Level 3) 8 hours /1 day tuition time (read more)

Who is it for?

Outdoor workers operating under close supervision of more qualified colleagues, outdoor enthusiasts visiting areas close to key access points and towns.

What will you learn?  Outdoor first aid

Managing an unconscious casualty, checking for further injuries, heart problems, CPR and defibrillator use, seizures, choking, asthma, bleeding control and shock, heat and cold related issues including hypothermia and heatstroke.

Course dates

23 September 2017: Gilwern, Abergavenny

3 October 2017: Forest of Dean

30 October 2017: Forest of Dean

14 November 2017: Gilwern, Abergavenny

30 November 2017: Forest of Dean

2 December 2017: Gilwern, Abergavenny

16 January 2018: Forest of Dean

20 January 2018: Gilwern, Abergavenny

30 January 2018: Forest of Dean

20 February 2018: Forest of Dean

Course fee

£75 per person

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First Aid at Work (SCQF Level 6) 18 hours / 3 days tuition time (read more)
Who is it for?

First aiders in larger workplaces or those with higher risk activities such as heavy machinery, production lines etc. Any individual wanting to learn more about first aid.

What will you learn? learning CPR

Managing an unconscious casualty, heart problems including cardiac arrest, CPR and defibrillator use, bleeding control and shock, seizures, choking, head injuries, limb injuries, spinal and torso injuries, medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and anaphylaxis, poisoning, the roles and responsibilities of a first aider in the workplace.

Course dates

13-15 February 2018

Course fees

£200 per person

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Paediatric First Aid (OFQUAL Level 3) 12 hours / 2 days tuition time (read more)

Who is it for?

Registered childminders, early years practitioners, primary school staff, kids club workers and volunteers. This course meets the requirements of OFQUAL / Early Years Foundation Stage.

What will you learn? Infant CPR

Caring for an unconscious child or baby, CPR for infants and children, choking, febrile seizures, bleeding control and shock, diabetes, asthma, head, spinal, torso and limb injuries.

Course dates

2+9 February 2018: Monmouth

8+15 May 2018: Monmouth

9+16 May 2018: Viney Hill, Forest of Dean

Course fees

£110 per person

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid (OFQUAL Level 3) 6 hours / 1 day tuition time (read more)

Who is it for?

Early years practitioners working under the supervision of more qualified colleagues, any person wanting to learn first aid for babies and children

What will you learn?

Caring for an unconscious child or baby, CPR for infants and children, choking, febrile seizures, bleeding control and shock

Course dates

2 February 2018: Monmouth

8 May 2018: Monmouth

9 May 2018: Viney Hill, Forest of Dean

Course fees

£70 per person

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Family First Aid (read more)

Who is it for?

Parents, grandparents or anybody wanting to learn the skills to look after friends and family following a first aid incident.

What will you learn?

Managing somebody who is unconscious, first aid for a child or adult who has stopped breathing (including use of a defibrillator), dealing with choking, seizures and bleeding.

Course dates

27 March 2018: Monmouth, 9.30-12.30 or 1.30-4.30

Course fees

£20 per person

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British Heart Foundation Heartstart (read more)

The BHF heartstart course is a free 2 hour course teaching basic life support skills. We are able to offer this course in partnership with the Glasbury Heartstart scheme. This course does not meet the requirements for first aid at work. Get in touch for more information.

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Bespoke courses (read more)

We can tailor a course to meet your needs. Unregulated courses we can provide include schools first aid and family first aid. Contact us for more information.

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