Paediatric First Aid Requirements

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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First Response Emergency Care

First Response Emergency Care (FREC) is now available in Northern Ireland!

This new vocational route is the first step to becoming a Paramedic outside of a University Degree in the UK, with this qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, event medical sector or who work in high risk environments; this new qualification is set to become the standard in pre-hospital qualifications.

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New Qualifications

We have just been approved to deliver a range of Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance qualifications today from AoFA Qualifications.

We can now deliver:

  • Level 4 (QCF) Understanding the IQA of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 (QCF) Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 (QCF) External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

This adds to our ever growing list of qualifications to meet the requirements of individuals and businesses within Northern Ireland working within the vocational arena delivering regulated qualifications.

As an Awarding Organisation many Training Providers cannot get approved because they do not have an Internal Qualified Assurer (IQA), which is a mandatory part of becoming approved to offer Ofqual regulated qualification from an Awarding Body.

These courses are not the CPD days, they are actual QCF Regulated qualifications that do not expire…. have a look at the training section of our website for their details

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Proposed De-Regulation of First Aid at Work *Update*

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  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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Using Skype for Business

Here’s a quick video on how to join our Skype for Business sessions, it’s real easy….

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Blended and Distance Learning Now Available!

sfbThe 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.

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Half Price Courses!

50-off50% Off Courses booked online!

Use coupon code SCTNIHALFOFF

Valid for all courses scheduled and booked online.

Offer expires 31/07/2016

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SIA Approves Level 3 First Person on Scene Intermediate

SIAThe Security Industry Authority (SIA) now recognise the Level 3 First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) we deliver here at SCTNI as an acceptable First Aid Qualification for the Close Protection within the Private Security Industry.

The SIA require officers in Close Protection Security Industry to hold a suitable first aid related qualification.  The Level 3 First Person on Scene qualification provides learners with the knowledge and lifesaving skills to assess, manage and treat a patient in a trauma and/or medical emergency and to stabilise the patient.  It has been designed at a Level 3 to more closely recognise the officer’s responsibilities and activities in close protection.

This qualification is also regulated by Ofqual and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care. The recognition will shortly be listed on the SIA website:

Keep an eye out as we launch our other security related qualifications!

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HSENI (FAW) Role Changes from 01/04/2016

HSENIThe 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.
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Proposed De-Regulation of First Aid at Work Training

HSENIThe HSENI, the governing body who regulate the First Aid at Work (FAW) training in Northern Ireland have published a consultation document on proposals to remove their role in the approval and monitoring of Workplace First Aid Training in Northern Ireland.

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