Severn Valley Training and Medical

For all your medical cover, first aid, health and social care training needs

This is an approved course to comply with the First Aid at Work regulations for a First Aider in the workplace. It is carried out by an approved instructor and is ideal for all business types where the risk assessment requires a higher level of training as well as other area's where a more comprehensive first aid course is required.



It is 18 contact hours and conducted over a minimum of 3 days (although can be longer as long as each lesson at least 2 hours contact time).


Cardiac Problems


• The Heart

• Sudden Cardiac Arrest,

 Heart Attacks and CPR

• One Rescuer CPR

• Compressions only CPR

• CPR Handover to a Second


• Introduction to AED's

Initial Care


• First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules

• Accident Reporting

• Activating Emergency Medical Services

• Fears of First Aid

• Barriers - gloves and face barriers

• Initial Assessment and airway management

• Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position


Specific Injury Management


• Injury Assessment

• Breaks, Fractures and Splinting

• Strains and Sprains

• Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different  


• Embedded Objects

• Burns and Scalds

• Head Injuries

• Poisoning

• Temperature Injuries - Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion

 and Hypothermia      

• Eye Injuries

• Bites and Stings

• Crush Injuries

• Chest Injuries

• Electrical Injuries


Other Primary Care First Aid Problems


• Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious

• Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds

• Shock Management and types of Shock

• Spinal Injury Management

Illness Management


• Illness Assessment

• The Respiratory System and Hypoxia

• Diabetes

• Anaphylactic Shock

• Heart Attack

• Angina

• Stroke

• Asthma and Respiratory Problems

• Hyperventilating


The certificate is valid for 3 years and then you can attend a 2 day requalification as long as your certificate is still in date. You will be assessed on completion of the course. This course must be taught 100% in classroom and not online.