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Why is a first aid training course expensive?

l am looking into doing a first aid course because l am a carer and l feel that it is relevent to what l am doing. My employer does not provide this for anyone except medication training; which is what l have done. l am looking into first aid and they're all around £200 for a 3 day course! ls it worth paying this price at all? ls there a chance of going to a service that provides it cheaper or maybe free? Thank you in advance.

Asked By: - 4/24/2012
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The course you had planned to do, the 3 day course is, I think the Health and Safety course. Most of the organisations that run these are done on commercial lines. The Trainers, Final Assessors all have to be paid However, this is not a full first aid course and only teaches to a level laid down by a code, recently... More
Answered By: GrahamCFR - 4/25/2012
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The reason any first aid course is expensive is because when it's over you get a certificate stating you are qualified for first aid. It's not just like the basics you got when you were 10 and in swimming lessons, you get a full detailed run-through and practice so you should feel confident in your ability to perform... More
Answered By: OV - 4/24/2012
 
I don't think you will be able to find one i had to go through this when i became certified for becoming a lifeguard for me it was because not everyone took the course seriously and they wanted to know that you would be serious about what you going to do. Which is most likely at least part of the reason why they charge... More
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Answered By: Joe - 4/24/2012
 
The reason why they are so expensive is because the majority are run by voluntary organisations such as the red cross and St John. the 3 day one is the First at Work course which has a lot to it (i have this one). the 1 day course is very basic (bleeding, cpr,recovery position and asthma) this is called Emergency first... More
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Answered By: Ian - 4/29/2012
 
hello, These courses are a little bit expensive because a lot of things should be gathered. But you have to ensure that the training center should provide certification from Red Cross
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Answered By: xavi - 4/14/2014
 
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