Update to EYFS Paediatric First Aid

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) was published on 3 March 2017 and comes into force on 3 April 2017. The revised EYFS is available here. The revised EYFS includes the new paediatric first aid (PFA) training requirements that were announced in July 2016 via the government response to the PFA consultation, including that all newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce with a level 2 or 3 qualification must also have either a full Paediatric First Aid or Paediatric Emergency First Aid certificate within 3 months of starting work. Annex A of the EYFS lists the requirements of both the PFA and PEFA qualifications. The emergency PFA course should be undertaken face-to-face and last for aminimum of 6...

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A great day in the “office”

Sometime you have a day that makes you realise why running a training centre is so worthwhile. For me today was just such a day. We had a group of our current Level 3 Education & Training students in to complete the final day of their course and deliver their micro-teach sessions. We've watched this group develop over the last few weeks on both classroom days and on the eLearning component of their course and today we got to see them put into practice the skills they've developed. I think it's fair to say I've never seen a more varied or interesting range of presentations from a group and I genuinely learned something from each and every presentation. We had:...

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Pub Staff Serve Drinks and Learn to Save Lives

The Staff at the Railway Inn, Portslade spent the day learning to save lives on an Emergency First Aid at work course. The Railway Inn is part of a chain investing in AEDs outside all of there pubs, and these staff were the latest in line to get first aid and AED training to ensure both their customers and the public are safer.

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QCF or RQF whats the difference?

OFQual Logo

Over the last few months you may have noticed that more and more qualifications have had (RQF) at the end of their title. This is slowly replacing the more familiar (QCF) but we've found that many of our learners and customers don't know the difference or the reason for the change. The RQF was launched on the 1st October 2015 by OFQUAL and all awarding organisations must move their qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual to the RQF by 31 December 2017. Some qualifications have already moved, but this work is still in progress and will continue gradually over the next year. What does RQF mean for me as a learner? Simply - very little. The qualifications you take are...

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We’re upgrading our eLearning System

If you've logged into our eLearning system in the last few days, you'll have seen that we are in the middle of upgrading the system. This latest upgrade will make the site easier to navigate, more responsive on all devices including mobile and give a better experience to our students. None of the underlying system has changed so your work will be exactly the same as it was and your progress will remain intact. The new system will be fully implemented by next week. In the mean time please bare with us, the system is still fully functional but may not always look as good as you;re expecting. Drop us a line and let us know what you think and...

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EQC Solutions is now an AOFA Qualifications approved training centre

We're pleased to announce that we are now an AoFA Qualifications (www.aofaqualifications.org) approved training centre. We will shortly be offering a number of new qualifications to our students. These include: AoFAQ Level 2 Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis (QCF) AoFAQ Level 2 Activity First Aid (QCF) AoFAQ Level 3 Award in The First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People AoFAQ Level 2 Award in The Safe Handling and Administration of Medications AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Keep checking back with our latest news or contact us to find out more about the qualifications and courses we are able to offer.

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AED training now part of First Aid at Work

AED Training

In June, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced the requirement for all workplace first-aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from 31 December 2016. This is as a result of a change to the guidelines of the Resuscitation Council UK, which now state that when managing a casualty in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a first-aider must request an AED. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (when a person's heart stops) and they are unresponsive and not breathing. 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year and quick use of an AED can lead to improved survival rates. The HSE has revised its first aid at work syllabuses to...

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EQC Solutions supporting UKLSI

EQC Solutions are pleased to support the UK Lowland Search Institute (www.uklsi.org.uk) in delivering high quality training to new and existing volunteers for UK Lowland Search and Rescue. UKLSI provides training to members of Lowland Search & Rescue organisations across the UK. The challenge is to fit as much quality training into the time available to volunteers. EQC Solutions staff have worked with UKLSI to develop eLearning support to the courses that UKSLI runs. Now students can focus on learning and developing the practical skills needed during live training sessions and courses, with knowledge and theory being supported by an eLearning system developend by EQC Solutions staff and hosted by us.. Chris Bowles, Director, Training Development says: "Several of our...

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