Expired First Aid Certificates can be extended until 30th September 2020

2nd June 2020

The Health & Safety Executive have stated that if you hold a first aid certificate that expires on or after 16 March 2020 and cannot access requalification training because of coronavirus you may qualify for an extension until 30th September 2020. To qualify for the extension, you must be able to explain why you haven’t been able to requalify and demonstrate what steps you have taken to access first aid training, if asked to do so.

Ofsted's rolling update says:

The DfE has updated its guidance around early years foundation stage (EYFS) disapplications to state that providers, if asked to do so, should be able to explain why the first-aider has not been able to requalify and demonstrate what steps have taken to access the training. Employers or certificate holders must do their best to arrange requalification training at the earliest opportunity.

Childcare.co.uk advised our members to update their first aid knowledge some time ago and have a free online Educare First Aid Essentials course for gold members which may help you demonstrate that you have taken steps to refresh your first aid knowledge.

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