First Aid Instructor or First Aid Training Business
Becoming an ITC Accredited Centre
It is best to contact the ITC Office, where we will be able to help you make informed decisions regarding your best options, the first aid sector can appear fragmented and confusing for those new to the sector. There are established pathways to becoming an ITC approved business or accredited trainer, our guidance to the appropriate path begins with us determining your previous experience and business needs:
- I am an individual who wishes to become a first aid trainer
- I am an experienced First Aid Trainer with an organisation other than ITC
- I wish to deliver (work for) training through an existing ITC Centre
- We wish to become an ITC Centre
- I have no formal adult education qualifications
To deliver first aid training in the UK the following are required: Approved business identity (Centre status) that uses accredited trainer / assessors.
Accredited trainers / assessors require: L3 Education & Training [formerly PTLLS] + FAW [first aid at work]
If you are an existing first aid training business; contact ITC directly to discuss your needs, you may wish to follow the Centre approval route. It may be that you only have to complete a Centre application form or you may choose to attend an induction event to the processes and administration of ITC.
Make contact with the established ITC Centre and provided they can meet certain ITC criteria they will become responsible for your training and assessment activity.
If you are already an established businesses or educational establishment with the resources to fulfill the internal verification requirements of ITC then complete Centre application form C1.
The Centre makes an application for Centre status by completing ITC Centre Application Form C1.
Accredited qualifications delivered by a Centre, include:
- ITC Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid [QCF]
- ITC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation [QCF]
- ITC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work [QCF]
- ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid [QCF]
- ITC Level 3 Award in First aid at Work [QCF]
- ITC Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector [QCF]
- ITC Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work [SCQF Level 5]
- ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid [SCQF Level 5]
- ITC Certificate in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fiitness [SCQF Level 5]
- ITC Certificate in First Aid at Work [SCQF Level 6]
The Centre will receive External Quality Assurance visits according to risk. Therefore there will be a visit on an early course (normally the first course) and then if all activity can be verified there will be another External Quality Assurance visit within a year and after that at less regular intervals. If everything is satisfactory a Centre might be visited 2 times within the first 14 months and twice in the following 3 years. Individual Action Plans for each Centre will be developed to help manage risk.
It has been a requirement since 2010 for all involved in the adult education sector delivering courses on the Credit Qualifications Framework that they be 'professionalised' and 'credentialised'. The minimum threshold requirement will be an introduction to teaching award (eg L3 Ed & Tr, or PTLLS). This award can be delivered over an intensive 5-day course, supported by pre and post course work.