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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page we have tried to answer all of the most asked questions we get.

Should we not have answered your question then do please get in touch and we will answer your question direct, who knows your question might even appear here.

We are always happy to answer any questions that our customers have. That is why you will find our contact details flashing in the top right corner of all of our pages.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Where are you located?

The Training Fox is located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

However we train all across Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, and even as far as Basingstoke!
We are located on social media platforms - Facebook and Twitter.
We are looking to update our social media presence, starting with our new YouTube Channel coming soon!!

How do I book a course?

To book a course please contact Steve direct on any of the contact details at the top of this page
alternatively, please use our Contact Us form.

What should I bring with me to the course?

We will need you to provide us with photographic identification at the start of your chosen course, as per our Awarding Body requirements.

You may wish to bring a notebook with you, if you wish to make notes, and if you are attending a whole day duration course, you are advised to bring a packed lunch with you as not all venues have shops nearby.

The Training Fox will provide you with a comprehensive training pack at the start of your course, including but not limited to:

Course manual
Bandages (if you are attending a First Aid course).

What are the requirements of the course?

Learners must be 14 years old or older on the first day of the training, unless otherwise stated.
We are advised by our Awarding Body that learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Due to the practical nature of first aid, learners are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear e.g. trousers and flat footwear.

Does The Training Fox satisfy the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive in relation to First at Work courses?

The Training Fox meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
To help you with your due diligence we have answered the HSE's questions on our First Aid at Work page,
you can view this page by clicking here.

Does The Training Fox satisfy the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in relation to Paediatric first aid courses?

The Training Fox fully meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The EYFS First Aid Requirements are listed and explained in appendix A of the 2017 version of the framework,

You can view the EYFS criteria for effective paediatric First Aid training here

Furthermore, in the coming months the Department for Education will be publishing new syllabi
for Paediatric First Aid training. This will be the first time that the Department for Education have published
syllabi for these course.

However, on January the 1st 2017, we updated our Paediatric First Aid courses to meet
the expected new syllabi and updated requirements from our Awarding Body.

We will keep you updated on this as we recieve any updated information.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as our website.

Who accredits The Training Fox courses?

At the top of all of our course description pages, is a banner which clearly states who accredits the courses.
In the case of Qualsafe Awards accrediting our courses our centre number 0906050.

How do I/We assess our first aid requirements?

To help you assess your first aid requirements, we have provided you with a first aid needs calculator available on all of our first aid website pages.

Alternatively you can access our First Aid Needs calculator by clicking on the following link:

Our First Aid Needs Calculator

Once you have completed the calculator you will be provided with a report, a copy of which is sent to us, we can then contact you to discuss your needs.

Do I receive a certificate?


Our courses come with a certificate as standard, excluding our First aid for parents and First aid for Brownies courses
however, certificates can be arranged at time of booking.

How long is the certificate valid for?

Each certificate that we provide has a different period of validity
The length of the certificate's validity can be found in the certificate section of each course on their individual web page.

The expire date is clearly printed on all our certificates

Am i entitled to attend a first aid at work Re-qualification course?

You should renew your First aid certificate before your certificate expires
The best time to do this would be within 1 month either side of the expiry date.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states:

'Employers and learners should be aware that there is an increased risk of failing to
meet the required standard if previous certification has expired by a considerable period,
typically 1 month,
if this is the case it may be prudent to complete a three day course.'

I have lost my certificate, can you provide a replacement?

we can provide a replacement
however there will be a fee for this service, currently the fee is £5.50.

I have a First aid at Work certificate from another training provider, can i still attend the First aid at Work Re-qualification course with The Training Fox?


The syllabus of the First aid at Work qualifications are the same across the country and therefore can be used with any training provider to complete the First aid at Work Re-Qualification.

We will just need to see your existing certificate and photographic identification at the start of your course as per our Awarding Body requirements.

What are The Training Fox Terms and Conditions?

To view our terms and conditions please click here to download a copy.

What is the Training Commitment?

The Training Commitment is a legal requirement of our Awarding Body
that must be displayed on all our courses.

It informs you of your rights as a learner on our courses as well as what to do should you have complaint about the course.
For your ease we have provided you with a copy here.

Are there any requirements my venue should meet for a First Aid course?

Our Awarding Body has given us clear guidance as to the requirements of any venue that we train in.
You can view this guidance here.

Are there any prescribed timescales for completion of my course?

Our Awarding Body sets out in line with the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (Sept 2013) the maximum timelines that your First Aid course should be completed within.
You can view these standards here.

What is an RQF?
On the 1st of October 2015, OfQUAL replaced the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) with the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The RQF gives Awarding Bodies like Qualsafe Awards, greater freedom to design qualifications and assessments that work best for learners, it is a tool designed to help people better understand regulated qualifications and how they relate to each other in terms of difficulty and size.

All qualfiications will have a level attached to them from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3 and Level 1 to 8), they will also have a
Total Qualification Time (TQT) and Guided Learner Hours (GLH),
all of our course pages show the GLH through the ‘Qualification Contact Teaching Hours’ star. Your accredited qualification certicate clearly states the level of your course!

You can view further information on the RQF by clicking here.