First Aid at Work requalification on Friday 23rd June at Colchester

10 May 2017 in Featured Articles, Instructor


ProTrainingsWe are holding another First Aid at Work requalification course for instructors at ITG/ProTrainings on Friday 23rd June for those who have a valid FAW.  The course is a blended course so you would complete the online part before you attend the practical day.  We also include your skill review for your ProTrainings centre.  Read the rest of this entry →

BTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate for First Person on Scene (QCF) blended course dates in June and September

1 May 2017 in First Aid

FPOSBTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate for First Person on Scene (QCF) Blended is being run at Colchester on 5th to the 8th June and a new date of 4th – 7th September.  This is the new level 4 and it is taught in blended format saving time in the classroom by also completing a comprehensive video online course prior to attending. Completing the course in a blended format gives you more time to take in the information and the classroom part is much more practical and less theory making it more informative and enjoyable. Read the rest of this entry →

Paediatric ProTrainings regulated courses changing from QCF to RQF on 1st May

27 April 2017 in Classroom Training, Online Training

Keep up to dateAs you may be aware, regulations within the first aid industry are continually changing, with more improvements and adaptations to be made, especially concerning the regulatory framework by which each qualification is mapped.

Regulatory Change:

We would like to inform you of some upcoming changes to be made by ProTrainings as a result of the Office of Qualification and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) changing how courses are designed and mapped. All regulated qualifications that are certified through ProTrainings will change from ‘Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)’ to ‘Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)’. We apologise for the anticipated postponement, although this was subject to the awarding organisation confirming the official release date for all new RQF (regulated) qualifications to be announced.  However, we would like to thank you for your patience. Read the rest of this entry →

Brain Injury and Concussion Awareness video online training now live

16 April 2017 in Online Training

brain injuryBrain injury is generally misunderstood, while those affected by the injury are largely hidden and struggle to get the help and support they deserve and need. If you complete the course, you can be the person that helps reduce the amount of injuries per day and most importantly, save someone from having a lifelong disability. Read the rest of this entry →

Text and phone scams

2 April 2017 in Instructor

Text and phone scamsTexts and phone scam calls can be used maliciously to facilitate theft and fraud. ‘Vishing’ calls try to alarm recipients into making payments or providing important financial information. ‘Smishing’ texts may additionally try to entice their target to click on malicious links, activating trojan viruses which can steal passwords and other high-value data.

How do phone and text scams work? Read the rest of this entry →

Cyber-attacks and Business Email Compromise

28 March 2017 in Instructor

Cyber-attacks on SMEs have increased steadily in recent years. With criminals constantly devising new ways to steal information and money, one of the newest emerging threats is Business Email Compromise, also known as CEO or Chairman Fraud. The most frequent targets of this scam, small and medium-sized businesses, can lose huge sums because of one spurious email.

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22 March 2017 in Instructor

MalwareMalware or Malicious software is created to harm its target. Malware affects private individuals and corporate users.  Malware can steal information, hijack website visits, spy on internet activity and damage data.  Malware attacks that fraudulently redirect internet banking users are becoming more and more frequent.

There are different ways that Malware can spread, Trojans hide inside software that look safe, worms can spread between machines without relying on user interaction. Malware can be designed to evade defences and to execute tasks. Read the rest of this entry →

First Person On Scene (FPOS) the new Level 4 course date set

19 March 2017 in Instructor

FPOSWe have added a date for the new level 4 regulated First Person On Scene (FPOS) course on the 5th to the 8th June.  This course not only will teach you advanced first aid but also it will count as an FAW for instructors.  In January the FPOS course was upgraded and now covers much more than the old FPOS and it has been set as a level 4 regulated qualification. Read the rest of this entry →


18 March 2017 in Instructor, Online Training

PhishingPhishing is one of the most common cyber-attacks, operating through emails which appear to come from legitimate senders, they entice the recipient to click on a link or attachment which will then infect the victim’s computer with malware which gleans private information, which can allow the attacker to disrupt business operations, destroy data and steal money.

Anti-virus programmes are often bypassed by phishing attachments which use Microsoft office macros, these download the malware if run.  Links may look like they go to a seemingly legitimate website but these websites will exploit vulnerabilities in a victims computer to install malicious code. Read the rest of this entry →


14 March 2017 in Instructor

CybercrimeCybercrime is something that anyone can be a victim of, private individuals, small companies and large corporates may all be targeted through various forms of phishing and malware that you may unwittingly install on your computer by clicking a link or opening a file attachment that has been sent to you.

Cybercrime victims can suffer financial loss and damage to their reputation and may even find their data being held to ransom. Cybercrime in all forms is a wide scale problem over one million UK cases reported to Action Fraud in the last year alone. Read the rest of this entry →

Moving and Assisting People Trainer / Manual Handling Instructor Combined Course on the 1st and 2nd June 2017

14 March 2017 in Health & Safety, Instructor

Moving and assisting of PeopleWe have added a date for the next Moving and Assisting People Trainer / Manual Handling Instructor Combined Course on the 1st and 2nd June 2017. Our moving and assisting people train the trainer course is ideal for individuals who hold a recognised teaching/assessing qualification and who have experience working in a care or healthcare environment.

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Updated downloadable student forms now available

11 March 2017 in Classroom Training, Online Training

ProTrainingsJust for your information, we have added and updated the following forms: Read the rest of this entry →

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering March 6th and 7th

2 March 2017 in Classroom Training

This course is delivered over 2 days with 1 day pre-course work that is completed using the workbook and course book provided. This qualification is designed to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in ensuring compliance in food safety in a supervisory role, including the monitoring of good hygiene practices, implementing food safety management procedures and training staff to understand the procedures. Read the rest of this entry →

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Christmas office closing

14 December 2016 in Featured Articles, Instructor

ProTrainingsWe are closing for the Christmas break at 5pm on Thursday 22rd December and will be re-opening at 9am onTuesday 3rd January 2015. During this time we will not be available to answer phone calls or the online chat system and will have very limited access to emails.   You will be able to access your dashboard and courses as usual and all of our online courses will be available to purchase online as usual throughout the break.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and all of us at ProTrainings wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Canine First Aid is also now available with an Endorsed certificate from TQUK

9 November 2016 in Pet First Aid

canine first aidThe ProTrainings Canine First Aid qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required.  Endorsed certificates are not something that everyone will want but it does give an extra level of certificate if requested.  The course that is delivered, is the same so students can apply for and pay for the endorsed certificate if they would like to.  Instructors pass the class as usual then request and pay for the endorsed certificate direct to ProTrainings. Read the rest of this entry →

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