Training Courses

First Aid

Level 3 Award In Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

In line with guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive, (HSE) the objective of this qualification is to support learners in learning to administer emergency first aid.

The course covers the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident, and how to recognise signs and symptoms of injury and illness. It also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolemic shock.

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a one-day classroom-based course, of which six hours are supervised and guided.

Upon completing this course, learners are fully qualified to act as emergency first aiders in the workplace for a period of three years, after which point they will have to re-take the course. Additionally, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

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Assessment consists of two parts. The first is a practical observation, completed throughout the course of the delivery, which assesses learners’ ability to demonstrate first aid skills. The second is made up of written and oral questioning, in which learners must provide a short response to set questions, concerning underpinning knowledge of first aid.

Level 3 Award In First Aid at Work (RQF)

In line with guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive, (HSE) the objective of this qualification is to support learners in learning to administer first aid in the workplace.

The course covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident, and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. It also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, and anaphylaxis.

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a three-day classroom-based course, of which 18 hours are supervised and guided.

Learners who complete this course are fully qualified to act as emergency first aiders in the workplace. It is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually, as this qualification lasts for a period of three years, at which point they will have to re-take the course.

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The two-part assessment for this qualification comprises a practical observation and a written and oral exam. The first is assesses learners’ ability to demonstrate first aid skills, and is completed throughout the course of the delivery. The second concerns underpinning knowledge of first aid, requires learners to give short responses to set questions.

Compliance & First Aid Training Package

Employers Nationwide need to ensure their legal obligation to provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment, training and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.

As its your duty as an employer to make provision for the first-aid, Vitae we can off you a ‘One-Stop’ Compliance and First-aid Training Package. This would include the following:

Needs Assessment
We can make a comprehensive assessment of first-aid needs appropriate the circumstances (hazards and risks) of your work place.

Information for employees
We can help you with locating the equipment including providing the required signage making staff aware of where the first aid equipment is.

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First-aid materials, equipment and facilities
When the assessment has been completed we can then advise you on the materials, equipment and facilities needed to make sure the level of cover identified as necessary will be available to employees at all relevant times. This will include ensuring all first-aid equipment, suitably marked and easily accessible, is available in all places where working conditions require it.

First-aid personnel
Where the first-aid assessment identifies a need for people to be available for rendering first aid, the employer should ensure that they are provided in sufficient numbers and at appropriate locations to enable first aid to be administered without delay should the occasion arise. Where 25 or more people are employed, even in low-hazard environments, at least one such person should be provided.

Health & Safety

Level 2 Award Safe Moving & Handling (RQF)

Suitable for new starters and refresher training, this qualification is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those who need specific training in manual handling. This course teaches learners that it is important for moving and handling must be carried out correctly, for a safe working environment to be maintained.

Subjects covered include the reasons for safe manual handling, manual handling risk assessments principles, types of equipment, and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.

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This qualification takes 20 hours in total, of which 10 hours are recommended for guided learning.

TQT and GLH values are based on average learners, and assigned as guidance.

This qualification is assessed in two parts. The first part is a multiple-choice question examination, covering the breadth of the course syllabus and carried out within a 30-minute timeframe. The second part is a practical assessment.

Teaching, Assessing & Quality Assurance

Level 3 Award In Assessing Competence In The Work Environment (RQF)

This qualification is intended for individuals who assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment.

This qualification takes 90 hours in total, of which 54 hours are recommended for guided learning. TQT and GLH values are based on average learners, and assigned as guidance.

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence which must cover all assessment criteria of the units selected. The portfolio of evidence is assessed and internally quality assured by the Centre.

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Level 3 Award In Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence and vocational skills in various training environments, including workshops, classrooms and workplaces.

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This qualification takes 150 hours in total, of which 84 hours are recommended for guided learning. TQT and GLH values are based on average learners, and assigned as guidance.

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence which must cover all assessment criteria of the units selected. The portfolio of evidence is assessed and internally quality assured by the Centre.

Funded Training

Railway

Level 2 Track Maintenance

This program aims to engage adults and provide sufficient knowlege, skills and understanding that they need to prepare and train for employment or further education in the rail industry sector. This will cover:

Level 2 C&G NVQ Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance
Provide the learner with the understanding of track layout, operational procedures whilst working on the track, H&S aspects of the rail industry, manual handling techniques, how to carry out a track inspection and how to maintain the track itself.

Personal Track Safety (PTS)
This qualification is mandatory in the rail sector and allows the holder to gain access as well as work on the railway. This qualification is made up of e-learning, classroom participation and practical elements.

DC Conductor Rails (DCCR)
Any person going to walk or work “On or Near the Line” near to or adjacent DC Conductor Rails must be competent to look after their own safety in relation to 3rd and 4th rail areas.

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Upon successful completion of the course, the candidates will have the skills and knowledge and understand the behaviours required to work safely near or adjacent to DC conductor rails.

They will be able to describe the principles of the DC electrified system, identify the main components of the DC system and the hazards and risks associated with working DC conductor rail areas.

Track Induction (TIC)
To provide the basic underpinning knowledge of permanent way construction, components and working methods associated with maintenance, renewal, repair, adjustment and dismantling of permanent way assets. This course teaches the candidates how to use the tools and carry out the jobs for repair, renewals or maintenance of the railway.

Rail Track Practical Experience
The learners will gain practical skills and experience using variety of methods to maintain the railway infrastructure.

Level 3 Diploma In Engineering Technology

This course covers the following areas of the railway including track, overhead line, electrification, traction and rolling stock and signalling.

Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of The Railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. The Rail Industry has a high level of safety critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.

Duration depends on previous experience of the delegate and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competencies.

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Railway Training

Plant & Equipment

Plant Training for Construction Work Employees

Train your employees to use the right tools and equipment, so that they carry out construction work safely. Vitae Services Ltd provides in-depth plant training in Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Tailored to the needs of the client, courses are available for individual booking, or as a package.

Courses are available for the following:

  • Brushcutter/Strimmer
  • CAT Scanner
  • CBX
  • Cembre Clipping Machine
  • Chainsaw
  • Cobra/Robel
  • Generator
  • Hedge Trimmer
  • Impact Wrench
  • Iron Man ½
  • Pole Saw
  • Rail Drill
  • Rail Saw
  • Single Whacker
  • Sleeper Drill

Contact us today to renew existing tickets, or to book initial training, either at your workplace or at one of our training centres.

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Safety Critical

PTS (Personal Track Safety)

Pre-Requisite Requirements
It is the Sponsor’s responsibility to ensure candidates booked onto the course are eligible for the training they are to receive and in line with any relevant medical level or restriction that may apply, in accordance with NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements.

Sponsor must have created a Sentinel profile for the candidate and uploaded a current photograph before course commencement. A valid medical and D&A must also be uploaded prior to course commencement.

Please be aware that candidates will be treated on a training event as if they are at work and they must comply with the relevant medical policy and bring their Sentinel Smartcard (if applicable) which will be swiped at the start of the course.

At the start of the PTS Practical Event, you will need to complete and successfully pass a verification test to progress to the rest of the course. Failure to successfully complete the verification test, the learner will need to leave the course, after which it is advisable to revisit the E-learning before attending a further PTS Practical Event.

Must have successfully completed the PTS E-learning training and assessment prior to attendance and must bring the completed certificate to the course.

Must be a minimum age of 16

Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol)

Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).sponsors confirmation of competence. Learning support shall not exceed 24 months. Where the candidate is unable to fully meet the criteria of competence within the 24 month period they shall be required to attend initial training. The employer shall be able to provide records of workplace experience the individual has completed during the learning support period.

Photo ID – For British Nationals – a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or ‘ValIDate’ card. For Non-British Nationals – a current and valid passport is required.

Please advise of any special needs i.e. dyslexia.

Full PPE Visibility clothing to RIS-3279-TOM standard (upper and lower body), Blue hard hat, Safety boots with full ankle/mid-sole protection/steel cap toes, gloves and safety glasses.

Further information
Where an individual has successfully completed PTS initial training they shall undergo a period of learning support (green square) in the workplace. The employer is responsible for and shall appoint a competent person who shall give guidance to the individual and monitor their progress during the period of learning support.

When the employer is satisfied that the individual no longer requires learning support they shall complete a sponsors confirmation of competence. Learning support shall not exceed 24 months.

Where the candidate is unable to fully meet the criteria of competence within the 24 month period they shall be required to attend initial training.

The employer shall be able to provide records of workplace experience the individual has completed during the learning support period.

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PTS / DCCR Recert

Pre-Requisite Requirements
You must bring Sentinel smart card endorsed with PTS (not in learning support) and DCCR. Please be advised that the competency can only be recertified if it is valid or within the 8 week grace period.

Minimum of 4 Entries on the PTS Logbook endorsed by the COSS & 2 management reviews. Work Experience Logbooks not meeting these requirements will result in candidates not being eligible to continue with the course.

It is the Sponsors responsibility to ensure candidates booked onto the course are eligible for the training they are to receive and in line with any relevant medical level or restriction that may apply, in accordance with NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements.

Must be a minimum age of 18.

It is advisable to bring your Track Safety Handbook (you will have been provided with this on your PTS Initial course).

Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).

Photo ID – for British Nationals – a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or ‘ValIDate’ card. For Non-British Nationals – a current and valid passport is required.

Please advise of any special needs i.e. Dyslexia.

Failure to meet the criteria for successful completion of the course will result in the candidates PTS/AC/DCCR competency being taken down, requiring the candidate to attend PTS/DCCR Initial training again, which may include completing the E-learning module if this has not been attended previously.

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Track Induction Course (TIC)

Pre-Requisite Requirements
You must meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).

For the PTS E-learning / ICI elements, candidates must bring log in details for the Network Rail E-Learning System – If you log into the e-learning system, there’s an option under the heading, Sponsor Links to Upload/Edit Users. A spreadsheet is provided named “Sponsor – Upload Learners Template” populate this spreadsheet and upload underneath. An email with log in details is then sent to the learner direct. If you have any further problems or questions on this, you can call Epic Learning Group on 08456 080 058. Before course commencement, it is the responsibility for either the sponsor or candidate to log into the system to ensure that the username and password are working correctly [Please Note you do not need to complete the e-learning before attending the course]. Note to Sponsor: Username and password details are only valid for 7 days from the date of issue. After this time, they will no longer be valid and new details will need to be requested from Epic.

To undertake the PTS Practical element of the course, candidate must have successfully completed the e-learning training and assessment prior to attendance. Sponsor must have created a Sentinel profile for the candidate and uploaded a current photograph
before course commencement.

At the start of the PTS Practical Event, you will need to complete and successfully pass a verification test to progress to the rest of the course. Failure to successfully complete the verification test, the learner will need to leave the course, after which it is advisable to revisit the E-learning before attending a further PTS Practical Event. To complete the DCCR element of the course, the PTS Practical must have been passed.

Photo ID – For British Nationals – a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or ‘ValIDate’ card. For Non-British Nationals – a current and valid passport is required.

Please advise of any special needs i.e. Dyslexia.

Please note this is a modular course and elements MUST be successfully completed BEFORE continuation with the course, these elements can be failed which will result in the termination of the course event at that time. No monies will be refunded or credited for the course or part thereof due to failing to achieve the required pre requisite competence(s) to allow overall competence to be awarded (i.e. failure to meet the required pass mark for PTS Practical, the DCCR & Track Induction elements of the course cannot be completed).

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OLEC 1

To be eligible for the OLEC 1 course you need a valid Drug & Alcohol test with your current Sponsor. If you require a new Drug & Alcohol test contact us to book an appointment prior to attending your OLEC 1 course or book online.

What You Learn on your OLEC 1 course:
The OLEC 1 course consists of a briefing by an experienced trainer followed by a computer theory exam or written assessment, the course covers the following elements:

  • Component parts of the OLE system
  • Hazards & Risks associated with OLE construction
  • OLE site activities
  • Health and Safety in the workplace

On successful completion of the OLEC 1 course you are able to access OLE construction sites on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure and Network Rail Infrastructure projects.

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DCCR

Pre-Requisite Requirements
Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must be a minimum age of 16.

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Photo ID – for British Nationals – a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or ‘ValIDate’ card. For Non-British Nationals – a current and valid passport is required.

Must bring Sentinel smart card with PTS (or have just completed and successfully passed PTS Practical training).

COSS Assessment

Any persons who wish to maintain their certification must successfully complete COSS assessments. Only persons who have the correct number of log book entries, and if the coss assessment falls within the correct timescale, will be eligible to undergo said assessment.

If a person fails to carry out their assessment within the correct timescale, they lose the competency and will have to undergo initial training to regain the competency.

Course Objectives
On successful completion of the assessment Candidates will have proven that they have set up and maintained a safe system of work in accordance with the relevant parts of the Rule Book and the Railway Group Standards. They will also have demonstrated their underpinning knowledge in other areas of their qualification that was not witnessed at the time of assessment.

Additional Information
COSS assessments can be carried out during day shift or nightshift working. A maximum of 2 candidates can be assessed during one shift.

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Level 3 Award In Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

CourseDatePrice (per candidate) 
Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) Including certificationFri 23rd Apr 2021£65 + VATBook