TQUK are always looking to provide the best, flexible and affordable solutions to meet the requirements of a centres learners and clients.
Blended Learning is no different.
Blended Learning in First Aid Training
We have partnered with one of the first aid e-learning market leaders to provide centres with an easy and accessible online blended learning option.
The efficiency of online training makes it an ideal way for employees to train whilst never having to leave their place of work. But it’s not permitted for every course.
Looking for a solution that will keep you compliant without sacrificing convenience? Blended training is a time-efficient way to marry online education with classroom training.
How does blended training work?
Blended learning is instantly available to all TQUK centres provided that we are notified before courses are take place. This allows centres to combine traditional classroom based learning and electronic based distance learning.
The necessary checks to decide if blended learning is a suitable method for staff are to be carried out by employers, but we would recommend that centres familiarise themselves with the information in the full HSE e-Bulletin to ensure that you can offer the most up to date advice and support for your clients. The five main points are:
- You are satisfied that where first aid training comprises of blended learning, it is as effective as exclusively face to face learning;
- The individual being trained knows how to use the technology that delivers the training;
- The training provider has an adequate means of supporting the individual during their training;
- The training provider has a robust system in place to prevent identity fraud; and,
- Sufficient time is allocated to classroom based learning and assessment of the practical elements of the syllabus.
The blended learning course is taught in two segments, the first being an online course (6 hours) followed by a 12-hour classroom session, giving you the required 18 contact hours. You MUST perform part one (online) before you attend the part two (classroom) session.
What do you get as part of the Blended Learning function with TQUK?
- Video online training (no PowerPoint slides)
- Completion certificate downloaded at completion of the course
- CPD certified statement downloaded at completion of the course
- Evidenced based leaning statement downloaded at completion of the course
- Start and stop the course whenever you want and return to where you left off
- Access to courses for 8 months, even after completion, to keep skills fresh
- Company dashboard to track training
- Remedial help during course
- Free company landing page
Looking for more information?
Have we not answered your question? Feel free to contact the TQUK team on 03333 583 344 to find out more information regarding the Blended Learning process with us. Alternatively please see the FAQ section below.
F.A.Qs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Which first aid qualifications are eligible for blended learning with TQUK?
- TQUK Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
- TQUK Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)
- TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid At Work (QCF)
- TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
- TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
I am not currently a TQUK centre. How can I apply for blended learning?
Can I access a demo of the TQUK blended learning system?
Demo access will be available to centres around the launch of the TQUK blended learning system. Details regarding access to the system will be provided at a later date.
Can I use my own blended learning system with TQUK first aid qualifications?
Yes. TQUK requires access to your blended learning content prior to learning taking place to review content but you may certainly use your own blended learning system.
Are there any changes to the classroom-based assessment?
No assessment takes place during blending learning hours. Assessment of knowledge and competence will take place as normal, in a classroom, using either the TQUK assessment records or your own pre-approved assessment materials.
Do I need to complete a qualification approval form if I do not currently offer first aid qualifications with TQUK?
Current centres who do not offer the qualifications will need to complete a simple qualification approval form, alongside notifying us of your intent to offer blended learning.
Will there be any changes to the design or content of certificates for blended first aid?
Certificate designs for the qualifications will remain the same regardless of delivery method.
Can I offer other TQUK qualifications through blended learning?
With TQUK blended learning is a valid approach for most of its 300+ qualifications.