Train Aid Launches Homes Study Scheme For Paediatric First Aid Courses
September 25, 2012 Education News(PRLEAP.COM) Train Aid has created a brand new home study scheme to be used on their monthly open paediatric first aid courses. The twelve hour courses are usually run over two Saturdays each month at the Selhurst Childrens Centre in South London and the Highgate Road Chapel north of the river. The vast majority of candidates on the course work full time during the week looking after children, and therefore to ease the strain the idea to have one day's home study was born. This means that candidates only now need to attend the second Saturday, and have as much time as they require to complete the home study work packs.
The work packs themselves are very user friendly, which encourage users to read up on theoretical topics and then complete informal assessments. Puzzles, pictures and multiple choice exams combine to test if a candidate has grasped a particular topic. The packs are then brought along to the practical day of the course where the instructor can make sure everything is in place, and field any questions. Paediatric first aid training coordinator Heather Bennett who designed the pack was on hand to say a little more:
"The concept behind the work packs was to replace the lectures usually held on day one of the training. If you take the example topic of 'asthma', now instead of receiving an informative lecture on that topic the candidate does the reading themselves and then tests their own knowledge through a puzzle based game. The material is still learnt in the same way, but there is no need to travel to a training centre".
Candidates can benefit from this new system as they can now take as much time to complete day one of the course in the comfort of their own homes. However this can be extended to anywhere, which means people can fill out their work packs on the commute to work or even on a lunch break. It also means that second day of the paediatric first aid courses focuses solely on learning practical skills, which ultimately often prove to be the real life saver.