Annual Basic Skills Refresher - 1/2 day

Annual Basic Skills Refresher Training is strongly recommended by the Health and safety Executive for first aiders who hold a 3 day First Aid at Work, 2 day First Aid at Work Requalification or a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. This can also be taught as a Basic Life Support course.

Annual Basic Refresher course is advised by the HSE for all work place first aiders, in order to keep up to date with any changes to protocols and regulations as well as minimise skills degradation that inevitably happens over time.

Annual Basic Skills Refresher Training Course Syllabus:

Candidates should be able to demonstrate their competency in;

  • Assessing a situation to act safely, promptly and effectively in any emergency
  • Unconscious casualty management including Epilepsy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a non-breathing casualty
  • Choking first aid for a casualty with a blocked airway
  • Wounded and bleeding first aid for a casualty who has been injured
  • Shock (Hypovolemic) recognition and treatment

If required we can discuss any relevant first aid updates including legislation and updated best practices


Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.


Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.


All candidates must attend the full ½ day (3-4 hours) to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout.


Our Annual Basic Skills Refresher Training certificate is valid for 1 year. It can be revalidated by completing an Annual Basic Skills Refresher Training course within 12 months.


We certificate our Annual Basic Skills Refresher Training through our awarding body for ITC First Aid who are authorised and regulated by Ofqual and the SQA. Qualification title is Annual Basic Skills Refresher Training.


In-house course for 12 candidates
- guide price £300

Individual candidate
- guide price £40


Please-contact us for a personalised quote - any savings we can make will be taken off the price.

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