Severn Valley Training and Medical

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

This is an approved course and is carried out by an approved instructor. This course 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.


 Course Requirements

You can only attend this course if you have an in date First Aid at Work certificate (can be by any agency).



The course is 12 contact hours and must be carried out over at least 2 days and you will be assessed on completion of the course by 1 or 2 assessors (not the instructor).


You will learn the skills listed below:

• 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 another 2 day requalification as long as your certificate is still in date. If your certificate is not in date then you will have to attend the full 3 days again. This course is taught 100% in classroom and not online.