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Medway Sport training courses

NPLQ training

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (including first aid at work and defibrillator training). Six days, £295

Forthcoming dates for NPLQ are:  

  • 29 May to 3 June 2017
  • 24 July to 29 July 2017
  • 23 October to 2 November 2017

To book a place or for more information contact Denise Todd denise.todd@medway.gov.uk 01634 336644.

First Aid Courses

First Aid at work course - three days - £80


  • 24 to 26 April 2017
  • 3 to 5 July 2017
  • 18 to 20 September 2017

The First  Aid at Work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough first aid training.

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Head injuries
  • Managing an emergency
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Low blood sugar
  • Asthma
  • Poisoning
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Burns and scalds
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Chest pains (including heart attack)
  • Shock
  • Choking (adult)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Stroke
  • Fainting
  • Unresponsive casualty

To book a place or for more information contact Denise Todd denise.todd@medway.gov.uk 01634 336644.

Paediatric first aid training course - two days - £75


  • 8 and 9 May 2017
  • 20 and 21 November 2017

This two-day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infants, including day nurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home.

The course will cover:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is:
    -  unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
    - who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    - who has a foreign body airway obstruction
    - with external bleeding
    - with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness including:
    - sickle cell crisis
    - diabetic emergencies
    - asthma attack
    - allergic reaction
    - meningitis
    - febrile convulsions
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:
    - experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    -  who has sustained an electric shock
    - with burns or scalds
    - who has been poisoned
    - who has been bitten or stung
    - with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
    - with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    - with head and spinal injuries
    - with anaphylaxis
    - who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

To book a place or for more information contact Denise Todd denise.todd@medway.gov.uk  01634 336644.