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Emergency First Aid at Work for Therapists/General Public/Office Workers QCF qualification awarded by HABC

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Accreditation & Entry Requirements

First Aid Training Courses in Central London

Accredited Recognised Qualification.

One day professional training course for Therapists and The General Public and office workers.

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

The awarding body for this course in London is the ‘The First Aid Industry Body’ FAIB. 

Certificates issued will be valid for 3 years.

The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work Course is suitable for individuals or company's requirements and is perfect for those businesses that have been identified as 'lower risk' and it conforms to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Please note - As of 1st October 2014 HSE no longer regulate first aid training.

First Aid Training can now be delivered through different routes, either by an Ofqual/SQA recognised Awarding Organisation or The First Aid Industry Body FAIB

Under Ofqual there are a number of awarding bodies

Course Duration

The course is run over 1 day - £70 per person.

10.00am - 4.30pm

Same start and finish time BOTH Weekday and Weekend dates

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £70.00


Includes, both theory and practical sessions within a relaxed atmosphere that is designed to promote confidence.


Qualification depends on delegates being successfully continuously assessed by the trainer, there is no formal examination.



Those students who complete the course to the required standard are issued with a certificate which is registered with the awarding body and is valid for a period of three years.

The Emergency First Aid at Work Courses for Therapists, the General Public & Office workers.

Are you a therapist working from home or in an alternative health environment?

Could one of your clients suffer a medical emergency or have an accident on your premises?

Would you know what to do if a client suffered a heart attack or had a fall in your therapy room?

Are you a member of the public or a staff member looking for an accredited First Aid Course?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions this course is for you!

Hours 10.30 - 4.30pm

The Emergency First Aid syllabus includes:

    - Recording & Reporting
    - Regulations
    - First Aid Priorities
    - Unconsciousness
    - Examining a Casualty
    - Fractures and soft tissue injuries
    - Burns and Scalds
    - Basic Life Support (CPR)
    - First Aid Kits
    - Control of Bleeding
    - Managing Incidents

Tea and coffee is provided on the day of your training and there are plenty of lovely places to choose from when taking your lunch break near by.

First Aid Course Outline

This is a 1 Day The Emergency First Aid at Work and FAIB ‘The First Aid Industry Body’. Approved Certificates issued will be valid for 3 years, in London.

How to…

  • Asses a casualty’s condition in an medical emergency and know what to do and when to get help.
  • Looking after your own safety as well and understand important principles of Infection Control
  • Understand D.R.A.B. & Resuscitation
  • Know how to place someone in the Recovery Position and look after their airway should they become unconscious
  • Deal with people who are choking
How to deal with and treat...
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Fractures
Lastly, understand....
  • What information to pass on to ambulance staff when they arrive
  • How to keep an accident book
  • How to keep and maintain a recognised and approved First Aid Kit

Venue on offer Central London

Our exclusive training room venue in central London, easy access from both Charing Cross, Victoria and many other mainline stations. Only a few minutes walk from the tube station.

The training room is large with a lot of light and amazing facilities.


Please note we only take 12 students for the first aid course, if you are thinking of coming back to this venue for beauty or massage we only take 6-8 max due to the size of the room with couches.

We would rather use a smaller venue for first aid with a max of 12 than fill a cold hall with 30 plus like other providers - we offer smaller classes so you get one to one tuition.


Why train with us?

Affordable price - Our Price £70.00 per person (saving you around 50% half the price compared to other companies for a similar course)

This first aid course is provided by a company who provide Approved First Aid at Work and therapists Courses and are registered. The certification is provided through an QCF approved training company.

Stephan Wilcox - first aid tutor for Gateway for London

With over 25 years as an operational State Registered Paramedic with the Welsh Ambulance Service, Stephan has the knowledge and experience to deliver informative, interesting and up to date Ofqual training courses.

Why pay £180 per person with St Johns ambulance or more with other well known companies or on average £120 + with large private companies, instead train with us and we only charge just £70 per person with just a small £10 deposit to book on! (which comes off the price) with trainers who are expert in their fields.

We only take up to 12 people per class, so instead of filling a room with 30 - 50 people we have small classes so you get more one to one training and real value for money! This also allows individual attention making learning even easier.

The class always goes ahead with 8 or more booked and often we have full classes and a waiting list due to larger groups so it is best to book when you know a date suits you to ensure you get the date you want.

Often there are last minute bookings so it is worth booking your place now - if for any reason the course is cancelled (which is rare) you will be given a full refund or you can transfer your place to another date.


The course will enable you to feel more confident if faced with a medical emergency either at home, in the workplace or even in the street.

Governing and monitoring bodies such as the Complementary Medical Association, FHT, CTHA, BABTAC, The Guild and many more recognise the importance of First Aid Courses as examples of Good Practice and Continuous Professional Development. Government Health & Safety laws also require certain premises to ensure their staff are well prepared and trained in First Aid.


The course was clear & comprehensive. After a surprisingly short time i found i had the confidence to practise CPR in front on a group of strangers. The procedures were presented clearly and opportunities to ask questions were constantly encouraged. What a brilliant teacher and a fantastic course

Feedback about your tutor

Tutor was friendly, professional, extremely knowledgeable and put you completely at ease from the very beginning and imparts knowledge with ease and simplified any challenging situations where first aid could be necessary.

The course you attended, did it live up to expectation?

Way above my expectations

Jude Adams

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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised insurable qualification.

For course times, venue information etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, FHT, CTHA, Embody, Guild of Holistic Therapists, BABTAC, academy of sports.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

This is a 1 Day The Emergency First Aid at Work and QCF certificates issued will be valid for 3 years.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention

Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Alexandra Datwyler
Excellent tutor, very knowledgeable, kind and funny. Made the class interactive and checked back plenty of times to ensure the class understood the content. This course and the tutor exceeded my expectations and I'd highly recommend for anyone to do the First Aid course with Stephan. He's fabulous!

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Fellow Therapists have done courses with you before and the time, venue and course fee all sounded good to me.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Word of Mouth

Did you find this web site easy to use? Yes


Feedback from Charnjit Bains
Excellent course, tuition and tutor! The course was taught brilliantly with a variety of teaching methods - visual aids, shared experiences and hands on practice, which kept me attentive and engaged throughout the course. Excellent knowledge - I learned so much, thank you!


Feedback from Lauren
Really great tutor who was extremely personable, knowledgeable and made the large volume of info manageable. His personal experience and advice made me feel a lot more equipped to use the first aid knowledge in real life. Thank you so much


Feedback from David James
A fantastic informative first aid course, special mix of humour, knowledge and care to meet all the expectations that I had for the course. I particularly liked the way how he was able to the skills and knowledge he has acquired as a paramedic into this First Aid course.

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