Lockdown 2021 means we may all now have more time to do "Remote training" and also     " Online training." Look on our relevant pages for these courses but also get in touch directly with us for more information and help as sometimes we can put extra courses on at short notice , if the one you want isn't listed. We are here to help and there is no such thing as a daft question. 

From January 2021 we are changing to doing "Blended" training for all our Emergency First Aid at Work level 3 , First Aid at Work level 3 and First Aid at Work Requalifier level 3 courses. This will also include the Forestry courses as well. We are already doing the Paediatric First Aid level 3 "Blended"course.

HSE have insisted that all First Aid at Work type courses MUST have the practical elements in them, so cannot be done just online.  OFSTED have also applied this to the Paediatric First Aid level 3 courses as well.

Basically, we have been doing "Blended" Paediatric First Aid since about 2012 , and it is the most popular way for us to deliver the course this way according to feedback.

By changing to a "Blended" format it reduces the face to face classroom time, so is safer from a covid-19 point of view and also because of less time away from work it is popular with employers and the self employed as well.

The "blended" course consists of two parts :   

 Online part which is basically the theory element. This involves watching the course videos online and then a compulsory test at the end. This MUST be completed BEFORE attending the practical element. You do not have to watch the videos all in one go , and each time you log off then back on again, it will return you to the last video you watched. We will email you the link required for the online part when you book the "practical" element with us, or if you book on using the relevant yellow widgets on the course dates page.

Practical element with the instructor , face to face, to go through the practical training.

The two parts together then become the level 3 qualification.So the end qualification is the same as before, it is just the delivery method  is different.

During "lockdown" a lot of training has changed to "online", and we think this "blended" training is the way for training to be going in the future, even when covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

We invoice you for the practical element only and this is what you see on our course cost page. You pay yourself for the Online part when you log on for the first time , and we will email you a link to get to the online part. So please remember there are two separate parts , the online and the practical.

We will put more details on the relevant pages, but if you have any questions at all about any "blended" training, please get in contact as it will be new to lots of people, whereas we have actually been doing it for years with the paediatric courses so also have ironed out any problems.

Face to face training 

The HSE have insisted that for the First Aid at Work type courses, there MUST still be a practical element/assessment to it,  until any changes to the tier or any lockdown measures. This also applies to the Paediatric level 3 courses as well which OFSTED also require a practical element/assessment.

Following guidelines from Health and Safety Executive and Awarding Bodies and our own risk assessments, we aim to reduce all risks and from the Covid 19/Corona virus, as far as we can to an acceptable level. Please do not think we are preaching to you, but by putting these procedures here for you to read , will instead I hope prove to you we are taking the situation with Covid 19/Corona virus seriously and also what is expected of all of us. Many of these precautions are fairly basic things to do anyway and will be used in the future, even after the Covid 19/ Corona virus situation is hopefully resolved.

Keeping it really simple , you turn up wearing your mask as soon as you enter the building.Get your temperature taken outside the training room door and if ok, wash your hands, socially distance, given your PPE and resources, then the training can begin. Below explains this in much more detail.

To achieve this we have put the following precautions in place and these apply to everyone including instructors.  No exceptions, no excuses and relies on everyone doing their part.

We are following the current guidelines for 2 metre social distancing, so our room and course capacity is now  a maximum of 8 people. This does however give us plenty of room and also some flexibility on layout for practical tasks or using tables.

The training room has been deep cleaned and our chairs are now plastic, so easy to clean and disinfect at beginning and end of each day.

We will be using the windows for fresh air and ventilation.

All internal training room common areas, eg door handles, light switch, handwash dispenser, water taps and bin , will be disinfected at start, during and end of the day. 

For our first aid courses we have purchased some brand new "Practiman manikins." These are safer to use, as any breath inflation is exhausted at the back of the head and away from the first aider, not towards their face as with many other manikins. Each person will be provided with their own exclusive manikin face (sterilised) and also a filter type face shield , and gloves. So no sharing.

We are temporarily unable (Covid 19/Corona virus) to provide tea or coffee so please bring your own refreshments , and lunch can be bought in the local area. The cold water tap in our room is drinking water.

We are asking everyone , before attending a course, to complete a Covid 19/Corona virus declaration. This will be emailed to you and if we haven't seen evidence of the completion, we will ask you to do a declaration before entry.

When entering Meersbrook Enterprise Centre, you must wear a face mask and when walking around the building for toilets etc., and when moving around in the training room.

On arrival at our training room, please knock on door and wait for instructor. They will then check your forehead temperature before entering, and if it is raised excessively will ask you to wait a short while then check it again, this is to allow for any physical effort getting to us and should give it time to return to normal limits if it has been raised. If both temperatures are raised excessively, you will be refused entry and asked to then follow government guidelines. We will be checking your temperature at beginning of each day. Likewise if during the course you begin to feel or show signs or symptoms of Covid 19/Corona virus eg dry frequent cough, loss of smell or taste, or a raised temperature, again you will be asked to leave and follow the government guidelines.

On entry to the room you will be required to wash your hands. This is basic hygiene anyway, but you will also have touched common areas within the building before you get to us eg entry control panel buttons, doors, lift, stair handrail, toilets etc. The sink is in the far right hand corner of the room.  So turn the right hand cold tap on, then using the antibacterial handwash provided, wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. After rinsing , leaving the tap running , dry your hands with the paper towels provided, then use them to turn the tap off and wipe it clean, then throw paper towels away in the black pedal bin.

You will then be shown to your seat. Please put any coats over the back of the chair and any bags underneath.

On the chair will be a clear plastic bag which will contain any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and resources required for your course.

For a theory based course there will be a 3 ply face mask and hand gel. The hand gel will be returned to the instructor at end and everything else put in black pedal bin.

For first aid courses the bag will usually contain , 3 ply face mask, vinyl gloves, hand gel, filter type face shield, manikin face(s), bandage, triangular bandage and any other relevant resources. At end, the hand gel will be returned to the instructor and the manikin face(s) will be put into a plastic sterilisation container for sterilising with fluid afterwards. To you and me, the container described does actually go by the alternative name of a bucket ! Everything else put in the black pedal bin.

I hope the above precautions do not sound draconian, but I am in the at risk category and believe by following them I will feel as safe as I can do and deliver the course to you  in a safe environment and manner too.

Launch of Remote Access training on the 17 June 2020

We are launching our Remote training courses for the theory based type of courses on 17 June 2020, so you can do some of the trainer led stuff online with us (via Zoom which we will organise everything for you) and you can interact with the instructor. This is all Virtual/Remote Access training is, so it is done online but with a live instructor so you can ask questions, get explanations etc. A bit like using Facetime or Skype to speak to someone. This is definitely how a lot of the training will be done in the future.

It also means you can do the training from your own home, or at work. In fact any location where you can get internet access and a quiet environment.

You will just need a phone, tablet or laptop with webcam and microphone and internet access.

Everyone needs to check their own personal situation, however as far as we are aware, even if you have been furloughed from your employment, you can still do training.

As the situation returns to some normality, many people will require mandatory training again, so it is actually a good idea to do whatever theory type training, especially online that you can do now, so you are ahead of the game.

Training Quality Assurance

We are an "Approved Centre" for Protrainings.uk and many of our courses are run through them. As such we have to comply with all their centre requirements, policies , procedures and quality assurance. We are also internally and externally quality assessed.

Endorsements, Approvals and Recognitions achieved by ProTrainings :

ISO 9001

ISO 45001

ISO 27001

CPD Certification

CPD Provider of Training Excellence

TQUK Diamond Approved Centre

Skills for Care Centre of Excellence

Federation of First Aid Training Organisations Endorsement

Online training

You just need a phone, tablet or laptop and internet access for all of the online training.

Through ProTraining , we can offer over 220  Online courses that can be done anywhere, so long as you have internet access.

You can book on as an individual, or if a company booking is required , contact us and we can arrange that with you as well.

The Online courses can be done in your own time and at your own pace. Many of them are video based and you will get access to all resources you need to complete them. 

Each time you log on, the online training should return you to the last part you looked at, and you can always go back or rewind  any videos.

We have put widgets/links on right side of this home page and also on our Online Training page, for you to look at all of the Online courses available and book on.

Any questions at all, do please either email or phone so we can explain and put you at ease as this is fairly new to all of us .

Course queries:

Because of the number of face to face or remote courses we can offer, it is impossible to run all of them every month.

If you are interested in a particular course and it has no course date listed, then please just get in touch as we will usually be able to help.

info@coreteachingsolutions.co.uk

07861 498360

CPR update for Covid 19/Corona Virus

The following is direct from the UK Resus website for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting.  The link is www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community

Whenever CPR is carried out, particularly on an unknown victim, there is some risk of cross-infection, associated particularly with giving rescue breaths. Normally, this risk is very small and is set against the inevitability that a person in cardiac arrest will die if no assistance is given. The first things to do are shout for help and dial 999.  

Because of the heightened awareness of the possibility that the victim may have COVID-19, Resuscitation Council UK offers this advice: 

  • Recognise cardiac arrest by looking for the absence of signs of life and the absence of normal breathing. Do not listen or feel for breathing by placing your ear and cheek close to the patient’s mouth. If you are in any doubt about confirming cardiac arrest, the default position is to start chest compressions until help arrives. 

  • Make sure an ambulance is on its way. If COVID 19 is suspected, tell them when you call 999. 

  • If there is a perceived risk of infection, rescuers should place a cloth/towel over the victims mouth and nose and attempt compression only CPR and early defibrillation until the ambulance (or advanced care team) arrives. Put hands together in the middle of the chest and push hard and fast.

  • Early use of a defibrillator significantly increases the person’s chances of survival and does not increase risk of infection. 

  • If the rescuer has access to personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g. FFP3 face mask, disposable gloves, eye protection), these should be worn.  

  • After performing compression-only CPR, all rescuers should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water; alcohol-based hand gel is a convenient alternative. They should also seek advice from the NHS 111 coronavirus advice service or medical adviser. 

Paediatric advice 

We are aware that paediatric cardiac arrest is unlikely to be caused by a cardiac problem and is more likely to be a respiratory one, making ventilations crucial to the child’s chances of survival. However, for those not trained in paediatric resuscitation, the most important thing is to act quickly to ensure the child gets the treatment they need in the critical situation. 

For out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the importance of calling an ambulance and taking immediate action cannot be stressed highly enough. If a child is not breathing normally and no actions are taken, their heart will stop and full cardiac arrest will occur. Therefore, if there is any doubt about what to do, this statement should be used. 

It is likely that the child/infant having an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will be known to you. We accept that doing rescue breaths will increase the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus, either to the rescuer or the child/infant. However, this risk is small compared to the risk of taking no action as this will result in certain cardiac arrest and the death of the child.  

Mental Health 

Lets get people talking about it, not being embarrassed and us listening which is sometimes all it takes. Understanding more about it, signs to look for and support to give someone

Mental Health in the whole community and at work is often overlooked, or not talked about, or sometimes "just get on with it."

Because of Covid19/Corona virus lockdown, it is  becoming even more widespread and of concern because it can happen to any one of us.

We are now running Mental Health in the Workplace courses levels 1,2 & 3. 

Although title is"workplace", it covers Mental Health of people, regardless of  where they are .

Our Mental Health in the Workplace courses can be done remotely , as an online course or in the classroom. Please look at our page on this for more information and dates of courses.

The courses are to help us listen, how to start a conversation, look for signs, how we can help, what support maybe we can offer and organisations too. We are not diagnosing at all, that is for the professionals. What we are doing is understanding the persons situation and encouraging them.

We would love you to come onto our courses but genuinely, if you don't and go somewhere else, it is more important that you are doing something about it, because we feel Mental Health does need more understanding, help and support than it is getting at present. So please just do it.

We can book individuals or groups onto our training courses.

Our Training Methods

  • Face to face
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We provide Courses :

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  • Sheffield
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  • North Derbyshire
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  • Onsite Nationwide

Online courses :

Over 220 coures that can be done  Online, and especially now if we all have more time at the moment because of covid 19 virus lockdown. Even we are doing some Online courses  ourselves, so no excuse.

Click on the links below to find out more details about the Online courses on offer.