You truly can’t be sure you know something until you do it. Do we then wait for an actual medical emergency to be sure we know what to do? No! The ideal first aid training conditions will help you prepare adequately so you feel confident to help.
Number of Participants in a First Aid Certification Training
There should be a maximum of 12 in a class. The standard is 1:12. (1 trainer to 12 people)
At First Aid by Levande, our maximum is 12 people for an on-site class and 6 for in-house class. In addition, our minimum is 4 participants for a physical class in-house; less people means the training is via blended learning. (online & physical)
First Aid Training Equipment & Consumables for Learners
The ideal is a manikin to 2 learners. We use 1 standard CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) training manikin to 1 student.
We use 1 training AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to 1 or 2 learners though the minimum standard is 1 AED to 3 to 4 learners.
Our learners each get a training kit; contains a pair of gloves, non-adherent pads, conforming bandage and/or triangular bandage.
First Aid Training Conditions
We ensure adequate learning and practice time for each participant in all the practical assessments for the specific first aid course.
For CPR, each participant should show at least 5 consecutive cycles of high-quality CPR. Anything less or otherwise does not show competence in that skill. So, we repeat until you get it.
The training space has to be adequate for the participants and all the training equipment, especially the manikins. Each learner having his/her own equipment has time to practise.
This is why our in-house maximum is 6; on-site spaces should be adequate for the participants too.
First Aid Training Times
Adequate contact time must be allocated to the specific training course. For example:
CPR & Use of AED = 4hrs
Basic First Aid = 6hrs
EFAW = 7-8hrs
To get the knowledge and skills required in that course, the time to learn and understand should be enough. Don’t rush it. At the end of the training, you should be confident to help anyone.
First Aid Training Assessments
Each candidate is continually assessed throughout the class, with such an assessment being based on participation, verbal questioning and analysis of practical techniques carried out.
There is a MCQ test at the end of the class which must be passed before certificates are awarded.
Award of Certificates of Completion
You ONLY get a certificate of completion once you pass the MCQ test and the physical assessment for that training. If you fail, you repeat it again within 2 weeks.
At First Aid by Levande, the “paper” shows that you are competent to handle the duties and roles of being a First Aider.
We take this seriously.
You get our First Aid Training Booklet so you can refer to it any time after the training to cement your knowledge.
If you did your training via the blended learning format, you have access to the online learning platform for 6 months.
We truly want you prepared.