Training & Covid -19

Training & Covid -19

Active Training Network Ltd as a training provider we are fully committed to the safety of learners who attend any face to face or blended learning in the  current climate with Covid 19.

Due to the nature of our training its not always possible to provide remote training due to the practical aspect of the training and assessment process.

Therefore we are ensuring we are compliant with the Government Guidelines, HSE guidelines and Awarding Organisations guidance when we are delivering our courses.

We want learners to feel confident and safe in the learning environment and gain the maximum benefit, are up to date with the current practices and what they need to apply in the workplace.

Below are the links to the guidance form the Awarding Organisations we are involved with.

These are changing all the time so we will endeavour to update the information when any changes take place.

Qual Safe Updates

Qualsafe Updates COVID 17th Feb 2021

Providing Safe, Socially Distanced First Aid Training Version 4 – 28th October 2020

RLSS UK Updates

RLSS UK Updates – Training Assessing Guidance and qualifications

Swimming Teachers Association/ Safety Training Awards

STA Updates

STA Covid 19 Guidance Swim School Re-Opening Preparation V 20.16 6th November 2020

STA Support and Guidance for Delivering First Aid Training during COVID-19 V 20.1 5th June 2020

Qualification Updates

Its good news for Learners …. Please follow these links to the lastest updates on extensions.

RLSS UK & IQL Qualifications 5th February 2021

STA Qualifications 16th February 2021

Statement Released –  First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP), in agreement with the HSE and Resuscitation Council UK that will impact on how we teach and assess CPR over the next few months.

In response to the increased prevalence of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and the increased transmission of the new variants, the First Aid Quality Partnership and Health and Safety Executive supports the position of Resuscitation Council UK that practical demonstration of rescue breaths may be omitted from some first aid training courses, as a precautionary measure while COVID transmission rates remain high.  


  • If a Training Provider, a Trainer, a Learner or an Employer is concerned about the removal of a face covering in order to demonstrate rescue breaths, the learner(s) may demonstrate chest compressions only for adult resuscitation. This will not affect the validity or duration of certification, however attendance on annual refresher training is strongly recommended
  • There is good evidence that rescue breaths form an essential part of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation particularly in children, infants and those who have drowned. The benefits of teaching rescue breaths to those who have a duty to provide first aid to these groups far outweighs the extremely small theoretical risk of transmission in the classroom whilst practising this skill. For this reason, rescue breaths should continue to be taught on paediatric first aid courses, lifeguard training, and with other groups such as emergency service workers
  • The above recommendation is temporary and will be reviewed on a regular basis. As the roll out of vaccines continues to grow at a pace and the current peak subsides we intend to reintroduce the mandatory practising, performance and assessment of rescue breaths in the classroom once the prevalence in society subsides. We will issue further notifications when reviews take place

If your First Aid Certificate is due  or you need to renew have a look at our first aid courses and contact us.

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  •  If you have questions and concerns about training and the assessment process.
  • How we can help your business with training and Covid -19

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