“Would like to say a massive thank you to Prepare 2 Care for their outstanding training! One of our care workers Natalie Jane Pumfrett who was the first responder at the scene, helped a lady today who was knocked down by a car, and from her first aid training from Prepare 2 Care, knew exactly what to do! Well done for your bravery today Natalie, and thank you to John and Amanda for your memorable training!”

Adico Care

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The Care Certificate:

  • applies across health and social care;
  • links to competences (National Occupational Standards) and units in qualifications;
  • covers what is required to be caring;
  • will equip workers with the fundamental skill they need to provide quality care; and
  • gives them a basis from which they can further develop your knowledge and skills as their career progresses.

And that Standard 12 – Basic Life Support means that you as a care worker/learner should:

  • Be able to carry out basic life support.
  • Complete practical Basic Life Support Training that meets the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.
    • If working with Adults in health and social care they will undertake training in adult basic life support.
    • If working with Paediatric patients in health they will undertake training in paediatric basic life support.
    • If working with Newborn patients in health they will undertake training in newborn life support.

Do you feel prepared to carry out your duties? Are your staff capable of providing care in the correct way to meet requirements?

Prepare2Care can support your training needs, contact us today


*(taken from the Care Certificate Framework (Standards) )


First aid and CPR saves lives, particularly where there are grave injuries and it is critical that immediate action is taken. Training gives critical knowledge and confidence to effectively manage an emergency without fear or confusion.

The most recent Resuscitation Guidelines, provided by the Resuscitation Council can be found here https://www.resus.org.uk/resuscitation-guidelines/

“The guidelines contain detailed information about basic and advanced life support for adults, paediatrics and the newborn…”


First Aid and Basic Life Support
CQC regulated providers, must ensure appropriate first aid training for all staff helps comply with their Fundamental Standards of quality and safety.
Prepare2Care are able to support your training needs regarding basic life support and asses the requirements of your provision.
If you would like more information on our services and training opportunities drop us a message through our contact page

For the next fortnight we will be focusing on First Aid

Standard 12 The Care Certificate – Basic Life support

The Care Certificate went live on 1st April 2015 and sets standards for the induction for care workers. CQC will expect employers to demonstrate that new staff have, or are working towards, the skills set out in the Care Certificate, as the benchmark for staff induction.

The Importance of First Aid Training

When it comes to first aid training, some people may have some basic experience, perhaps picked up at school, whereas others will have no idea what to do if someone is injured. While it can easily pass you by, undergoing some kind of first aid training would be worthwhile, as having the knowledge and never having to use it is far better than finding yourself with an injured person with no idea how to help.

With Safety First Aid Training, you can ensure that you have that knowledge, just in case. You are responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone you work with and support. You should be able to deal with an injury, no matter what it is. It is important to get the right training from the right people, and here at Safety First Aid Training, we can carry out first aid courses at your convenience.

With first aid training, people will learn various skills as basic life support (CPR), helping the injured party if unconscious, dealing with bleeding and shock, as well as burns, poisoning and choking. All of these could potentially help you save someone’s life, and, once your training in first aid is completed.  


What are the benefits of first aid training?

First aid and CPR training also has practical benefits, including: All employees become more safety aware, helping bring down the number of accidents. First aid and CPR saves lives, particularly where there are grave injuries and it is critical that immediate action is taken

Most organisations provide health and safety training, but first aid and CPR is often overlooked. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states: “In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees or clients a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.” This applies to any industry of any size: construction or general, large or small.


What are the roles and responsibilities of a first aider?

It is important first aiders take these roles and responsibilities seriously as first aid is potentially lifesaving in an emergency situation. The role of a first aider is to provide immediate, lifesaving, medical care before the arrival of further medical help.

What is the procedure for first aid?

In the workplace, it is the job of a first aid responder to assist in stabilizing an injured or ill person until professional medical help arrives. … First aid is medical attention that is typically administered immediately after an injury or illness occurs.

Practical Benefits

First aid and CPR training also has practical benefits, including:

All employees become more safety aware, helping bring down the number of accidents.

First aid and CPR saves lives, particularly where there are grave injuries and it is critical that immediate action is taken. Training gives critical knowledge and confidence to effectively manage an emergency without fear or confusion.

First aid trainees know exactly what’s in their first aid kits, how to use the contents, and the various ways to react in an emergency. In a beneficial way, it makes each employee an unofficial health and safety risk manager.

Trainees learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (optional), bandage injuries, and control blood flow – critical skills for emergencies anywhere, not just the workplace. Investing in training also invests in our society.

What is the purpose of First Aid

First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep a person  alive.

What are the qualities of a good first aider?

But apart from training, there are a number of personal traits and qualities that a first responder should have to assist effectively in an emergency:

  • Communication. …
  • Empathy. …
  • Fitness. …
  • Initiative. …
  • Positivity. …
  • Selfless. …
  • Vigilance.

Why is it important to learn first aid and CPR?

The Importance of CPR and First Aid Certification.

Being trained in CPR and first aid can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress. … Anyone can learn CPR and become trained in first aid. Knowing what to do in an emergency medical situation can mean the difference between life and death.

What are the main aims of first aid?

The aims of first aid are to:

  • preserve life.
  • prevent illness or injury from becoming worse.
  • relieve pain, if possible.
  • promote recovery.
  • protect the unconscious.

The Importance of First Aid. …

At its most basic, first aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment, first aid is usually carried out by a layperson until professional medical assistance arrives

What are the basic principles of first aid?

The main aims of first aid are to: Preserve life – This includes the life of the casualty, bystander and rescuer. Protect the casualty from further harm – Ensure the scene is safe. Provide pain relief – This could include the use of ice packs or simply applying a sling.

What are the main objectives of first aid?

Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock. Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking. Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

What are the different types of first aid?

Home first aid kits are usually used for treating these types of minor traumatic injuries:

  • Burns.
  • Cuts.
  • Abrasions (scrapes)
  • Stings.
  • Splinters.
  • Sprains.
  • Strains.

I hope this has given you an overview of the importance and role of first aid training.


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Prepare 2 Care Ltd is a Social & Healthcare training provider based in the midlands, with a UK wide coverage and can provide you with tailor-made professional training courses, delivered by professional trainers in your on-site classroom, ensuring that all students have face to face support.

This family run business ensures that the personal touch to a learning journey bring out the very best in every individual.

We are a privately owned Health & Social Care training company with over 30 years combined experience of delivering care, training care staff and managing and developing services.

We understand that social care provision is a difficult sector to work in and fitting the pieces of the jigsaw together can be expensive, time consuming and difficult to organise whilst meeting the customer demand. We understand the logistics of organising individuals to achieve the learning objectives whilst organising shifts or visits in the community. We recognise how important it is to introduce new people to the profession, whilst enhancing the standard of care delivery and provide training that takes individuals on a learning journey ensuring that new member of the team with no previous experience understand what is required of them, and how to deliver quality care services.

Our courses also focus on the development and greater understanding for the experienced people amongst us too, as we know how difficult it can be to encourage experience individuals to participate in subjects that they feel they already have the relevant experience in. This ensures that all individuals can reflect on their own competencies to meet the continual changes and demands within the sector.

Our trainers are fully qualified PTTLS level 4 and equivalent with Memberships to CIEH, Associate of Healthcare Trainers (AoHT) and the National Back Exchange.  We have the qualifications, ability, skills and knowledge to meet your individual requirements.

Prepare 2 Care LTD has provided training nationally and our current clients include:
Adico Care – Hoddesdon Hertfordshire
Bluebird Care Central Bedfordshire
Bluebird Care Stevenage
Caremark Coventry
Caremark Broxtowe & Erewash
Caremark Cannock Chase & South Staffordshire
Kareplus Cheshire
Salus Dementia Care
Redbridge Respite