COVID-19 UPDATE:

England

As many first aid providers have decided to suspend delivery of courses due to Covid-19 , childcare providers are obviously concerned about the implications for their settings.  Ofsted has confirmed that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has advised that any first aid qualifications that are due to expire or require requalification (e.g First Aid at Work) can be extended for 3 months. This is from 16th March 2020. You can read the full HSE statement here: https://www.sja.org.uk/course-information/covid-19/#hse

Please see PACEYs FAQs for regular updates: https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/coronavirus/

Wales

CIW has recognised in its frequently asked questions that following the cancellation of first aid courses, first certificates cannot currently be renewed.  Given the circumstances, CIW expects providers to undertake the necessary first aid training when courses resume.   

PACEY Cymru information and frequently asked questions for Wales

 

First aid training is not only a requirement as a registered childcare professional, but it's a potentially lifesaving skill that you never know when you'll need.

PACEY delivers first aid courses designed for childcare professionals and works with training providers Tigerlily Training and Proactive First Aid to provide courses in England and Wales.

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Really excellent helpful course which was brilliantly delivered and made interesting and fun

Paediatric first aid course attendee