In addition to existing EYFS requirements, newly qualified early years staff (with a full and relevant level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification) must have either a full PFA or an emergency PFA certificate before they can be included in the required adult: child ratios in an early years setting (including private, voluntary and independent providers; and schools).
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We have received the following communication today from the HSENI / EMAS in relation to the proposed de-regulation of First Aid at Work in Northern Ireland, which reads…
“The FAW section of the HSENI website https://www.hseni.gov.uk/articles/first-aid-work has been updated to confirm that the necessary approval regarding changes to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 has not been secured yet. The current interim arrangements still remain in place and have been further extended until 31 October 2017. All existing approval certificates have been extended from 31 March 2017 until 31 October 2107. If approval is obtained before this date, HSENI will advise accordingly.”
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The Health & Safety Executive (GB) have released a bulletin announcing that they now recognise Blended Learning as an acceptable method for the delivery of training; we have chosen Skype for Business as our online platform to help us deliver our courses online.
The HSENI have today notified us as a Training Provider, that with effect from the 1st April 2016, that they will no longer
- undertake pro-active monitoring visits of existing training providers
- approve new applications for first aid at work training providers
- require course notifications, amendment forms etc to be submitted.