HSE postpone implementing changes relating to First Aid at Work – New date 1st October

20 February 2013 in First Aid, Instructor, QCF

We have received notice from the HSE today to say that they have requested further time to consider the proposals and subject to parliamentary approval the proposed changes will come into force in October 2013.

Therefore training providers can continue to offer HSE Approved EFAW, FAW and FAW requalification courses or if they prefer and have been approved they can offer the QCF equivalent qualifications for these courses.

First Aid at Work Courses and requalification courses delivered under the HSE regulations will continue to need an independent assessment as before (1 assessor to every 6 students) We have reduced the price of the FAW HSE certificates to £5.00 + VAT (new purchases only) the QCF First Aid at Work Certificates remain at £10.00 + VAT.

QCF First Aid at Work courses have different assessment criteria and do not need an independent assessor, the instructor is responsible for ensuring that every learner meets every single learning outcome.

It is clear that employers are going to be encouraged by the HSE to QCF level qualifications to best discharge their duties in selecting a training provider.

ProTrainings will be able to continue to offer HSE approved certifications until the HSE changes come into effect. Centres will then have the choice of delivering QCF (subject to upgrade) or continue to issue ProTrainings certificates as the courses and monitoring will be identical and you will be able to prove internal and external quality assurance to your customers.

More information will be available on the training/update days we are running on the 1st and 2nd March in Birmingham and Colchester as now instructors have a little more time to prepare for the changes that will occur.  Make sure you update your centre free to be able to offer QCF qualification

The changes are coming so please do not use this as an excuse to delay your free QCF upgrade as you will be asked for QCF versions now.  You can upgrade your centre online by clicking here.

Please email any questions to liz@protrainings.uk.

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