• About First Aid Step by Step

    Step by Step are specialist providers of emergency first aid and basic life support training for both adults and children. Our Founder, Angela Townley, is a professionally qualified registered nurse with over fifteen years of practical experience in Emergency Medicine and as a cardiac specialist in hospitals in Manchester, Preston, London and Sydney (Australia).

     

    Whilst on holiday with her extended family, Angela's youngest child suffered a seizure which was witnessed by her two eldest daughters and family members, none of whom knew how to manage a seizure. Back in the UK, several similar incidents were reported on television and in the press, and showed that very few people would have known what to do. According to the British Heart Foundation, new research shows more than nine in ten adults (95%) would not be able to save lives in first aid emergencies. This inspired Angela to launch her business, and to share her knowledge and skills with other parents and care service providers.

     

    Our mission is to raise awareness; to provide practical-hands on training in a safe environment; and to ensure that our clients are confident that they could safely step in and calmly provide potentially life-saving interventions until the Emergency Services arrive.

     

    We truly believe that knowing a little can save a lot of lives.

     

    First Aid Step By Step

    stepfirstaid@gmail.com

    07786628233



     

     

  • Courses & Training

    Family First Aid Introduction Workshop - Group lessons at your Venue

    This is a 1.5 hour course for parents of infants and children, expectant parents, grandparents, family members, carers, au pairs and baby sitters or for anyone else who would like an introduction to first aid. The course will be 2 hours if there are over 10 people on the course. Babies under 1 are welcome if that is helpful.

     

    Topics covered are:

    • What is First Aid?

    • CPR Basic Life Support

    • Recovery Positions

    • Choking Management

    • Burns and Scalds

    • Allergies

    • Febrile Convulsions/Seizures

    Costs are as follows:

     

    1-4 people on course - £40 per person

    5-10 people on course - £25 per person

    11 or more - £20 per person.

    First Aid and Life Skills For Children - Group lessons at your Venue

    This is a fun, engaging and interactive 2 hour course for children between 8 and 13 years to learn about first aid and how a defibrillator works, giving them some essential life skills.

     

    Topics covered are:

    • What is First Aid?
    • Defibrillation awareness
    • First Aid kits
    • Recovery position
    • Choking
    • Resuscitation, (CPR)
    • DR ABC. (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
    • Wounds and bleeding
    • Asthma
    • Safety on the scene of an emergency
    • Communication and contacting emergency services

    Cost is £25 per child and a certificate of attendance is issued to each child together with a worksheet. The minimum number for the group is 4 and the maximum is 15 children.

     

    How the course would work

     

    There would be two instructors and all the equipment, handouts and games are provided. All you would need to provide as well as the venue is enough space for the children to practice the recovery position. The course is delivered in a way that is accessible for the relevant age group with no confusing terminology used.

    First Aid and Life Skills For Children - Group Lessons at Schools

    This is a fun, engaging and interactive 90 minute course for children between 8 and 13 years to learn about first aid and how a defibrillator works, giving them some essential life skills.

     

    Topics covered are:

    • What is First Aid?

    • Defibrillation awareness

    • First Aid kits

    • Recovery position

    • Choking

    • Resuscitation, (CPR)

    • Safety on the scene of an emergency

    • Communication and contacting emergency services

    Cost is £130 per class of 20 children. We could do 3-4 classes in one day or spread the teaching out by class over an academic term depending on what you would prefer.

     

    How the course would work

     

    There would be two instructors, all the equipment, handouts and games are provided, the school would need to provide enough space and gym mats for the children to practice the recovery position. The course is delivered in a way that is accessible for the relevant age group with no confusing terminology used.

     

    Testimonial from Belmont School, Mill Hill

     

    “Angela has worked with us at Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School over the last year (since September 2016) providing Mini medic classes for our pupils. She has worked with Year groups 3, 4, 6 and 8 and has planned and delivered mini medics lessons for small groups of up to 10 pupils and to much larger groups (up to 26 pupils). She has a huge amount of passion for the subject of mini medic and really took her time to get to know our pupils and how she could best support them. The pupils enjoyed her lessons and got a lot out of them, especially in the small group sessions. I would be happy to recommend Angela to any other school wishing to introduce Mini medics into their curriculum”.

     

    Currently being taught: Belmont Junior School (January 2017 - ongoing). Highgate Junior School (May 2018).

    First Aid and Life Skills for Teenagers - Group Lessons at your Venue

    This is a 3 hour course for teenagers aged 14-17 years. A young person may find themselves in a situation where they need to provide first aid to one of their friends, family memebers, or even themselves. In an emergency medical situation, we truly believe that knowing just a little can save a lot of lives.

     

    Topics covered are:

    • What is First Aid?

    • Defibrillation awareness

    • First Aid kits

    • Recovery position

    • Choking

    • Resuscitation, (CPR)

    • DR ABC. (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation)

    • Wounds and bleeding

    • Asthma

    • Shock

    • Safety on the scene of an emergency

    • Communication and contacting emergency services

    • Auto-Ejecters for Anaphylactic Shock

    • Social responsibility and awareness

    Cost is £25 per teenager and a certificate of attendance is issued to each child together with a worksheet. The minimum number for the group is 4 and the maximum is 12.

     

    How the course would work

     

    There would be two instructors, all the equipment and handouts are provided. All you would need to provide as well as the venue, is enough space for the teenagers to practice the recovery position. The course is delivered in a way that is accessible for the relevant age group with no confusing terminology used.

    Paediatric Ofsted Compliant First Aid Course - Group Lesson (6 hours):

    This is a 6 hour (1 day) certified Ofsted Compliant Paediatric First Aid Course for anyone who is working with children from birth to adolescence.

     

    Topics covered are:

     

    How to help a baby or child who is:

    • Unresponsive and breathing

    • Unresponsive and not breathing

    • The chain of survival

    • The use of a automated external defibrillator (A.E.D)

    • Choking

    • Bleeding

    • Suffering from shock

    • Anaphylaxis

    • Burns and scalds

    • Medical emergencies & seizures

    • Health and safety record keeping and documentation

    Cost is £75 per person and a certificate is issued which is valid for three years. A paediatric first aid book and a first aid kit are included. This is a scheduled class at our West Finchley venue (dates below on website) see Booking and Payment section below, but for numbers of 4-12 people, this can be held at your venue for convenience.

     

    Scheduled 6 Hour Courses at Finchley Venue 10am-5pm

     

    Saturday 9th June

     

    Saturday 14th July

     

    Saturday 15th September

     

    Saturday 6th October

     

    Saturday 17th November

     

    Saturday 8th December

     

    Adult or Paediatric Basic Life Support Course

    This is a 3 hour certified Basic life Support Course for anyone above the age of 16 years who wishes to update their skills on childhood emergencies, illnesses and basic life support. This would be suitable for GP surgeries, nursing homes, charities, small businesses.

     

    Topics covered are:

    • The Theory of Resuscitation

    • Incident Management

    • Primary Survey

    • Basic Life Support

    • Recovery Position

    Cost is £45 per person and a certificate is issued which is valid for three years and adheres to the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines. The minimum number for the group is 4 and the maximum is 15 people at your venue. There are also scheduled courses at our Finchley venue (see below).

     

    Scheduled Basic Life Support Courses at Finchley Venue 9.30am-12.30pm

     

    6th June

    20th June

    6th July

    Information and Qualifications

     

     

    Depending on time and number of people on the course, First Aid Step by Step can adapt (for an additional cost) any of the courses to cover further topics of interest and relevance to you such as sprains, strains, minor injuries and fainting or others. Please contact First Aid Step by Step.

     

    Angela Townley - Founder of First Aid Step by Step - Angela Townley

    Registered General Nurse, Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Cardiac Nursing, Level 3 advanced First Aid Instructor & Assessor, Automated External Defibrillator Instructor. Enhanced DBS checked and Safeguarding certified. Angela is a member of the Association of First Aiders and Royal College of Nursing NMC Council.

     

    Eleanor Northam - Director of Operations and Marketing

    Qualified lawyer (MA Oxon), previously at Allen & Overy and then Director of Operations in Compliance, Barclays. Governor at local school in North London. DBS checked.

     

    Emma Webster - First Aid Instructor - Emma Webster

    A Nursery Nurse/Nanny, Level 3 advanced First Aid Instructor, Defibrillation, Oxygen Therapy and Anaphylaxis Management Instructor including her Level 3 teaching qualification. Enhanced DBS checked and Safeguarding certified.

     

     

     

     

  • Booking & Payment

  • Testimonials

    Highgate Pilates

    www.highgatepilates.co.uk

    I have attended many courses in the past and none have been as thorough or informative. They have a wonderful way of delivering the course, that is fun, relaxed and above all clear. You come away from it with clarity and a sense of empowerment and confidence. Together with their expert knowledge they are calm, reassuring and approachable you feel you can ask them any questions in the safe environment they create. I would highly recommend this course to everyone, Naomi owner of Highgate Pilates.

    Angharad Toal

    www.barebonesdrama.co.uk

    What a fantastic day I had on Saturday.
    What an amazing team, they were informative and fun and put me at ease about refreshing my first aid.
    I would recommend anyone taking a course with Angela.
    Thanks so much and now let's hope I never have to use what you taught us!

    Karen Berman

    www.slamfitness.co.uk

    Absolutely the best thing I've done in a long time. Angela is inspirational. She made the course informative, interesting and most of all, fun. I have learned an invaluable life-skill that could change the outcome of someone's life. Everyone should do this and I can't recommend it highly enough, Karen owner of SLAM Fitness.

    Lloyd Joseph

    www.griefencounter.org.uk

    Thank you so much for the fantastic First Aid Training you provided to Grief Encounter. It was all a great reminder of how important it is that we know what to do in certain situations, as you never know what might happen around you, at any given time. I know for sure, that all those from our team that attended, really enjoyed the day and appreciated us organising such an important training session. We are working with children & families, who have gone through a very traumatic time and stress or anxiety can lead to situations that would require knowing what you taught us yesterday. It was a great day and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks again.

    Terri Ellis

    www.redrobinnannies.com

    Red Robin Nannies had the pleasure of attending our yearly paediatric refreshers course on Saturday with First Aid Step By Step.
    All I can say is that Red Robin Nannies left feeling super confident and equipped when practicing the basic life saving techniques taught by Angela and Emma. This course was the most informative first aid course I personally have completed. I thoroughly enjoyed it due to the amazing team and the comfortable environment. But most importantly, we left feeling very assured that we now know what to do in a case of an emergency whilst caring for our charges.

    Jessie Dyer

    Happy Families Nannies thoroughly enjoyed your first aid training course, not only was it the most informative and memorable course I’ve done, but I genuinely found it fun at the same time!

     

    Angela and Emma were focused and professional and made everyone there feel very comfortable. I left feeling much more confident that I can handle an emergency situation and having two little ones myself, I feel this is very important. Thank you for the lovely hot drinks and yummy snacks provided also...!

     

     

    Caroline Gunston

    ‘I found Angela through a recommendation and am so pleased that I chose her first aid course. If you want a super relaxed day where learning about infant first aid is actually fun then this is course for you! Not only is there tea and coffee a plenty, you are welcomed with fresh pastries in the morning and delicious cake in the afternoon! Emma and Angela really know their stuff and work brilliantly together. They had us all laughing and learning in equal measure! I feel really equipped to help save a child’s life should I need to and there’s even lots of little quotes shared to help you remember the really important stuff. Great value. Well done and thanks again.’

     

     

     

    David Mathews

    As the owner of a small business whose staff meet with the public on a regular basis I felt it was very important that they all had some basic first aid training. Angela and her team provided a superb morning of training in our office. It was informative and they made it fun. I would highly recommend their training courses to all.

     

     

  • FAQs

    How many people will be in the group?

     

    For the group courses, there is a minimum requirement of four and a maximum of 12 people.

     

    What qualification do I get for attending a group course?

     

    The 6 hour paediatric first aid course is Ofsted compliant so you will get a certificate which is valid for three years. For the Basic Life Support course you would get a certificate which is valid for three years and adheres to the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. All other courses that we offer to groups have a certificate of attendance.

     

    Can I bring my baby to the course?

     

    You are welcome to bring your baby under 12 months old to the First Aid Family Introduction Workshop which is approximately 1.5 hours long. The other courses we offer are longer so you may prefer to make other arrangements for the care of your baby for the duration of those courses.

     

    Why should I choose First Aid Step by Step ?

     

    We aim to raise awareness; to provide practical hands on training in a safe environment and to ensure that you are confident at the end that you could safely step in and calmly provide potentially life-saving interventions until the emergency services arrive. We truly believe that knowing a little can save a lot of lives.

     

    Are the instructors DBS checked?

     

    Yes both instructors hold an enhanced DBS certificate and are safeguarding certified.

     

    How do I book and pay for a course?

     

    You can book through the website - please see the payment instructions for full details.

     

    What do I need to wear for the course?

     

    Something comfortable as there will be a practical element to the course.

     

    Do your courses comply with the UK Resuscitation Council guidance ?

     

    Our Adult/Paediatric Basic Life Support course adheres to the Resuscitation Council guidelines.

     

    Do you offer any courses for Teenagers?

     

    Yes we offer First Aid and Life Skills for Teenagers. The course is designed to equip your teen with confidence about what to do when they have to help friends, family or themselves in an emergency situation.

     

    If you have further questions, please contact stepfirstaid@gmail.com OR 07786 628233

  • Contact Details.

    First Aid Step By Step

    West Finchley
    London
    Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
    07786628233