Training: First Aid

Training: First Aid

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Instructors are trained to manage and reduce risk during their cycle training sessions. However, all instructors must have a valid First Aid certificate to ensure they have the necessary skills to attend to any incident, from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious accidents, which may occur during cycling training activities.

This is a very popular First Aid course that provides an insight into the procedures and basic life support skills needed to help those who may come across an emergency situation. It is ideal for instructors and assistant instructors, Ride Leaders and Coaches. It is also useful for those who volunteer at clubs and events.

Course bookings

If you would like to be added to our waiting list for future courses, please send your name, contact details and postcode to cycletraining@britishcycling.org.uk.

Private course bookings

In addition to public courses, British Cycling also regularly delivers private courses to Local Authority groups or School Games Host Organisers across England.

If you are interested in hosting a course, please contact the Cycle Training Team.

Course details

The workshop costs £80 per person and includes:

  • One-day training from expert tutors.
  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Qualification (valid for three years).
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the course.

Workshop content

  • Incident and casualty management.
  • Causes of unconsciousness.
  • Dealing with an unconscious person.
  • C.P.R. (including babies and children).
  • Choking.
  • Wounds and bleeding.
  • Minor Injuries (small cuts, grazes amd bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
  • Contents of a first aid kit.
  • Accident reporting.

External first aid providers

As part of our membership benefits, British Cycling offers a comprehensive insurance policy suitable for instructors. For this insurance policy to be valid, instructors must complete a six-hour emergency first aid in the workplace qualification as a minimum.

Instructors who are looking to complete a first aid qualification with an external provider must be able to demonstrate that the course is a regulated qualification offered by an accredited training provider. A list of awarding organisations can be found here www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/efaw.htm (please note that awarding organisations accredit providers, this is not a list of recognised first aid training providers).

Courses must include the points covered in British Cycling's workshop content above.

If you are unsure about which qualification you need please contact the cycle training team before you complete your first aid training.

Contact us

Email: cycletraining@britishcycling.org.uk
Tel: 0161 274 2129

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