Changes have been made to the training you now need for a front-line SIA license.

Security Industry Authority (SIA) front-line license holders will be required to complete compulsory first aid training. 

As you may or may not be aware, from the 1st of April 2021, Door Supervisor or Security Guard license applicants will now be required to complete first aid training. 

In addition, those looking to renew their SIA license will be required to complete training from the 1st of October 2021. 

More specifically, front line SIA license holders will be required to complete an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (or an equivalent) before training to be a door supervisor or security guard. 

Why is the SIA making these changes? 

The SIA has decided to make these changes to keep the public safe and improve the skills of license holders. 

Those working in the private, front-line security industry must understand how to both follow new working practices and make the best use of new technology. 

Do I have to have the first aid training before I do my door supervisor or security guard top-up training?

To clarify, the SIA has clearly stated that both new license applicants and those looking to take top-up training will be required to complete Emergency First Aid at Working training (or equivalent training). 

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

Here at Ajuda, we can provide the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF).

Furthermore, this Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to become an SIA license holder and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in a low-risk workplace environment for the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. 

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to: 

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider. 

2. Be able to assess an incident. 

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally (recovery position). 

4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally (CPR). 

5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking. 

6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding. 

7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock. 

8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury. 

We want to work with you. 

At Ajuda, we have been delivering accredited First Aid qualifications for the security industry since 2006, and we have already welcomed many SIA License Holders since the start of 2021 in preparation for the proposed changes mentioned above. 

We thrive on watching all our candidates succeed and we have a 98% pass rate on all accredited qualifications. 

Above all, our prices are highly competitive, starting at just £795 + vat per group of 12 delegates. That is only £66.25 per person for a fully accredited qualification in first aid. 

What is even better, is the fact we will come to your place of work and train your staff in a venue of your choice; at a time and date that best suits your needs. 

We can help you be ready for the changes that are about the come. 

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Or contact Kris in the office –

Tel – 02920576883 Email – Admin@ajuda.org.uk

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Show (Virtual) 2021

The Mental Health  and Wellbeing Show is tomorrow

Here at Ajuda we are all super excited to be sponsoring and exhibiting at this Virtual Event on May 20th 2021

This will be an all-day show, aiming to promote positive mental health

Thursday May 20th 

Virtual Tickets 

Free Entry

There will be an exciting Ajuda Stand, so pop along and interact with Kris, who is going to be there all day and ready to assist.

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show – a professional Virtual interactive all-day show on the 20th May 2021. By using state of the art technology the show will allow you to feel like you are at a real live event without actually leaving the house or office. Aiming to promote positive mental health through open conversation, promoting awareness and sharing real-life experiences.

The show will include a selection of seminars focused on topics such as coping with mental illness, ways to promote positive mental health, and how to support people around you who are suffering with ill mental health. Alongside this is an exhibition with over 60 charities, organisations and companies promoting their helpful resources, services and initiatives designed to support positive mental health and wellbeing.

The event is suitable for:

Adult Services, Schools, GPs, NHS Staff, CAMHS, Housing Associations, Charities, Youth Clubs, Staff in Residential Housing for Children and Mental Health, Foster Carers, Rehabilitation Centres, Colleges, Police Services, Sports Clubs, Spiritual and Holistic Therapists and many more!

Seminar and workshop topics will include;

Experiencing and living with mental health conditions including; Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Post Natal Depression, Psychosis, Suicidal Thoughts. Mental Health recovery and journey, Mental Health in the workplace, school, college, university. Overcoming Eating Disorders, Addiction, Self Harm. The advantages of mindfulness, holistic therapies, meditation, sports and activities, arts and creative therapies. Living with Autism. The connection of diet & nutrition and mental health, The LGBTIQ+ community, The Role of the Mental Health First Aider in the Workplace, The Role of the Mental Health Lead in Schools. Psychological treatments. Experiencing loss, Peer support, Student life, Homelessness, Disability, Reducing stress and many more.

This event is sponsored and supported by Ajuda 

BOOK FREE TICKETS HERE

Seminar tickets now available here 

5 Simple things businesses can do to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Unfortunately, work-related stress will likely never disappear.

However, that doesn’t mean businesses shouldn’t try to make the workplace as stress-free as possible and promote wellness within the company.

It is essential for employees to feel supported, safe, energised, and healthy.

Here are 5 simple things businesses can do to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Promote a Healthy Diet

Diet has a huge impact on mental health, and the food we eat can influence our mood, motivation and productivity in work.

It is important to feed our brains the right nutrients and give our bodies sufficient energy for the day.

Businesses don’t need be pushy in promoting a healthy diet, and this step isn’t us saying only serve chicken and rice every day.

Simply provide healthy options where possible and promote the idea that healthy eating is good for the brain and body.

Encourage Exercise

We all know the benefits of exercise on the body, but physical exercise also has been proven to be extremely beneficial to our mental health.

From combating anxiety, stress, and depression, to boosting mental energy and productivity levels; exercise can have a profound impact on the health and wellness of the workplace.

Again, the key is to not be too pushy and demand all employees head straight to the gym.

For businesses, encouraging exercise could include daily step-count goals, virtual walking challenges or exercise during workhours.

Praise and Recognition

For some, the workplace may affect their health and wellness in that they don’t feel recognised or appreciated for the work they do.

Business can promote a workplace that recognises and praises achievements and hard work:

If someone has done a particularly good job one day, let them know.

If someone else has met a specific goal, congratulate them.

Or, if someone has reached their step-count goal for the day, praise them.

Work-life Balance

Perhaps now, more than ever, people are starting to see the importance of a work-life balance, and the affect this balance can have on one’s health and wellness.

Some prefer working from home, whilst some like working in an office environment. Each person is unique, and copes with work-related stress in different ways.

Of course, it is ultimately down to the business on where people work and what hours they do. But concepts such as flex-work time and no emails past work hours could go a long way in improving employees work-life balance, and boosting their health and wellbeing.

Education

To promote wellness in the workplace, business and employees could see to educate themselves on health and wellbeing.

Mental health is varied subject; but businesses and employees could learn about the prevention of serious complications, ways to help, how to communicate, the scale of alcohol abuse in the UK, or best business practices in terms of health and wellbeing.

Overall, it is important to encourage a workplace where talking about mental health issues and illness isn’t a taboo subject.

Everyone in the workplace will benefit from culture that shows gratitude to those who deserve it.

Click the link below to browse the many Mental Health courses Ajuda have to offer

www.ajuda.org.uk

We currently have smaller class sizes so would advise contacting us to check availability before booking any courses.

Contact the office on 02920576883 if you have any questions.

New training course launched – Covid Secure for Office

Here at Ajuda we are passionate about delivering the best training and are always looking for new courses that are relevant to our learners.

With this is mind we are proud to announce that we have a specially tailored training course fo anyone returning to an office environment after being of furlough or even if you are completely new to working in an office. This course will give you the skills and understanding around how you and your colleagues can remain covid safe whilst working.

Completely delivered via Zoom or teams so completely convenient for all to attend.

Click Here to find out more

Register your interest for dates in April by contacting Kris on 02920576 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Virtual Mental Health & Wellbeing Show 2021

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Show -A New exciting Virtual all-day show on the 20th May 2021, aiming to promote positive mental health

Thursday 20th May 2021
Virtual Tickets
FREE ENTRY

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show – a professional Virtual interactive all-day show on the 20th May 2021. By using state of the art technology the show will allow you to feel like you are at a real live event without actually leaving the house or office. Aiming to promote positive mental health through open conversation, promoting awareness and sharing real-life experiences.

The show will include a selection of seminars focused on topics such as coping with mental illness, ways to promote positive mental health, and how to support people around you who are suffering with ill mental health. Alongside this is an exhibition with over 60 charities, organisations and companies promoting their helpful resources, services and initiatives designed to support positive mental health and wellbeing.

The event is suitable for:

Adult Services, Schools, GPs, NHS Staff, CAMHS, Housing Associations, Charities, Youth Clubs, Staff in Residential Housing for Children and Mental Health, Foster Carers, Rehabilitation Centres, Colleges, Police Services, Sports Clubs, Spiritual and Holistic Therapists and many more!

Seminar and workshop topics will include;

Experiencing and living with mental health conditions including; Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Post Natal Depression, Psychosis, Suicidal Thoughts. Mental Health recovery and journey, Mental Health in the workplace, school, college, university. Overcoming Eating Disorders, Addiction, Self Harm. The advantages of mindfulness, holistic therapies, meditation, sports and activities, arts and creative therapies. Living with Autism. The connection of diet & nutrition and mental health, The LGBTIQ+ community, The Role of the Mental Health First Aider in the Workplace, The Role of the Mental Health Lead in Schools. Psychological treatments. Experiencing loss, Peer support, Student life, Homelessness, Disability, Reducing stress and many more.

This event is sponsored and supported by Ajuda 

BOOK FREE TICKETS HERE

Seminar tickets now availabile here 

Black Friday Offer on Virtual Mental Health First Aid Courses

Learning In Lockdown

In these ever changing times we have been working hard behind the scenes adapting some of our most popular training courses so that they can be delivered virtually via Zoom or Teams

This is a very exciting time for us at Ajuda as we launch Virtual Learning as well as continuing all the face to face training that we have been delivering over the last 11 years.

We have a fantastic Black Friday offer with a great saving on the usual cost of our Mental Health First Aid courses.

These are £99+vat instead of £165+vat for December dates below.

To book onto any of these courses contact the office on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Are all your Certificates up to date ???

Is your First Aid Certificate Up To Date?

Book yourself onto one of our Many courses Now!!!

Here at Ajuda we strive to offer the most comprehensive training at the best price.

There are several options to suit every budget

All Training Rooms at our Academy have been adapted for Social Distancing with your safety in mind.

We can even bring the training to you as long as you can provide a Socially Distanced environment.

See Below for just a few of the courses we offer

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

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

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Check out or First Aid Training Room.

We have implemented  a 2 Metre distance between every Learner

Any Gloves, Aprons & Hand Sanitiser will be supplied free of charge

Refreshments include bottled water and sealed biscuits for your enjoyment

Classrooms are completely sanitised before and after every course

Your safety and protection is our priority at all times

Limited Offer

Book a First Aid Course Now and you will receive a Free Mini First Aid Kit

Normally costs £4.75

Handy Carry Pouch (colour may vary from image)
(Dimensions L13.5cm x W10cm x D7cm)
Meduim Dressing (Dimensions 12cm x 12cm)
Triangular Bandage (Dimensions 90cm x 127cm)
Resucitation Sheild with Valve
Powder Free Latex Gloves (1 x Medium/Large Pair)

Due to current class size restrictions we recommend checking availability before booking

Contact us by Telephone on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

2020 Pride of Britain Award for Rhian Mannings

Rhian Mannings who set up the charity 2 Wish Upon A Star will receive a Special Recognition Award with NHS front-line staff, footballer-turned-food campaigner Marcus Rashford, and charity fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore also being honoured.

In February 2012, Rhian was playing with her son George while her husband Paul was downstairs making a cup of tea.

George suffered a sudden seizure and despite efforts of staff at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, died shortly after arriving.

It was later discovered that the 12-month-old had been suffering from bronchial pneumonia and type A influenza.

Unable to cope with the sudden and devastating loss of his son and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Paul took his own life five days later at the age of 33.

Rhian, who admitted she could barely function for months, said the turning point came when she launched 2 Wish Upon A Star to support others suffering from the sudden loss of a child or young person, giving them the help she and Paul never had.

The charity is now working with almost every accident and emergency department in Wales and operates family rooms in hospitals to provide a private place of comfort and support after sudden bereavement.

It also works with police forces, offers counselling and support to people who have lost a young person suddenly, as well as those who have witnessed a sudden death.

Former teacher Rhian, from Miskin, Pontyclun, said the Pride of Britain awards hold a special place in her heart.

“I struggle to talk about it, which is very unlike me. It's only because I'm just so overwhelmed,” she said.

“Paul and I used to watch the awards on television together and we used to always think how amazing these people were.

“I just cannot believe I've been recognised, and it means their legacy is having a massive impact – and that's what it's always been about since 2012.”

Rhian, who was awarded an MBE in 2019, said that while very few children had died from Covid-19, the charity had seen a surge in young people taking their own lives since March.

“The mental health of our youngsters is massive and we have had a significant increase in young suicides,” she said.

“So our work has to continue to support these families. We have to be there and we're just reaching out for people to come forward and support our organisation.”

Rhian with husband Paul Burke and baby George (Image: Rhian Mannings)

You can find out how to get involved and more by clicking on the link below 

All of us at Ajuda are all super proud of Rhian Manning and would like to congratulate her on her Pride of Britain Award.

Learning In Lockdown – 35% Off Discount on all Ajuda Online Training Courses

At Ajuda, we believe learning never stops, and there are many ways of continuing learning and development from the comfort of your home. 

To ensure that you keep your brain active and continue learning, Ajuda are currently offering a discount on all online training courses until the end of April, use code SELFEDUCATE35 at checkout. This means some of our courses are now less than £20!

We have a wide range of qualifications including;

  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Manual Handling
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Social Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Education

Taking an online training course has many benefits, including:

–  Gaining new skills and knowledge

–  Improving and developing current skills

–  Keeping your mind active and engaged in learning

–  Boosting job prospects

–  Exploring new topics in a non-committal manner

Our fully-approved, interactive-video eLearning courses are perfect for gaining qualificationS.

We can deliver all the eLearning you need.

Our engaging courses can be taken at any time, in any place and on any device. All courses are approved and priced to offer the best possible value to your business.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 5th -11th October 2020

What is Dyslexia?

Fundamentally, when commemorating Dyslexia Awareness Week it’s essential to discuss what dyslexia is.

Far from rare, dyslexia is a common difficulty people face when reading text or words. Because intelligence is not impacted, it is not described as a learning disability but a difficulty.

The main disruption dyslexia causes is phonological awareness. In other words, this is our ability to understand sounds and letters (phonemes).

The extent of a person’s dyslexia can greatly vary. For some people, their dyslexia may just slow them down when reading and writing. But for others, dyslexia can be as serious as causing visual interruptions when reading, with words and letters appearing blurred.

When affecting an estimated 10% of the UK population, it’s important to fully understand what dyslexia is. This is especially the case for Dyslexia Awareness Week in schools, whereby reading, writing and general learning are integral to everyday life.

What can be done to support people with dyslexia?

As well as showing awareness and a thorough understanding of what dyslexia is, it’s important to understand how to help those who struggle with it. This is not only the case for Dyslexia Awareness Week but should be day-to-day normality.

Of course, you should always be patient with those who struggle to read. Always encourage them. Whilst it may not appear so on the outside, they may find this a major challenge. Remember this and offer to help if you can.

As a parent, an enjoyable whilst helpful activity to do could be reading to your child. This way, you can inspire them to get interested in stories, imaginative language and vocabulary. By sharing ideas about books, you can discuss key ideas and help your child get a better grip on language.

5 Facts for Dyslexia Awareness Week:

If you’re commemorating Dyslexia Awareness Week, you could discuss these interesting facts with your class:

  • Britain’s favourite foodie, Jamie Oliver, is dyslexic. Rather than seeing this as a negative, Jamie is proud of his dyslexia. He believes this enables him to see the world from a different perspective. Dyslexia has not held him back, and you don’t have to look far to see the evidence. As of 2020, he has a net worth of an estimated £230 million.
  • 50% of people with dyslexia are left-handed, whereas only 11% of the total UK population are left-handed.
  • The Dyslexic brain is typically larger than the average-sized brain and often more creative.
  • The most common cause of dyslexia is genetics and the way the brain neurologically develops.
  • Dyslexia can also be acquired later in life, due to a brain injury from trauma or disease.

Find out more information Here

Adult Learners Week 21st – 27th September 2020

Adult Learners’ Week now in its 29th year is the biggest adult learning campaign in Wales with over 10,000 adults in Wales taking part. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the value of adult learning, celebrate the achievements of inspirational people and projects and motivate people to discover just how learning can positively change their lives. In response to current events, this year’s campaign will take place virtually through online platform – courses and taster sessions, see more information below. The campaign is coordinated by Learning and Work Institute Cymru in partnership with Welsh Government and other partners.

Take part in Adult Learners’ Week throughout September, there are also plenty of learning opportunities on offer during the autumn/winter months to keep your mind active and remain inspired.

Here at Ajuda we are passionate about Learning and Development and have a range of face to face training and also a comprehensive catalogue of eLearning training courses.

Browse our Courses here and start your learning today.

What Sets us apart from the competition??

We have a team of reliable dedicated, enthusiastic dedicated trainers ready to teach 24 hours a day, 7 days per week if required.

We can teach our courses through the medium of Welsh.

All our professional trainers hold full teaching qualifications.

Ajuda offer free First Aid Training to local school children.

Our exam papers are available in 14 different languages.

Our industry knowledge is extemporary

Ajuda will teach bespoke courses to any industry, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. We recently designed a bespoke first aid course for taxi drivers and delivered the training to 300 taxi drivers across the city. The results and feedback were amazing.

Contact us today

Email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Telephone 02920576883

We can help with your training needs and help you on your learning journey

Back to School = Back to Learning.

Have you been Home Schooling???

Time to get back to your own learning!!!

Lockdown has been a very difficult time for many of us and we have all had to learn to adapt to a new and different way of doing things.

For many, this has meant teaching children at home to make sure that they don't fall behind with their learning and development.

Now that the schools have re-opened so has our wonderful Ajuda Training Academy.

You can book yourself onto one of our many courses and expand your own learning as well as gaining extra qualifications.

Our First Aid courses could one day, help you save a life and at the same time would look even more impressive on your ever growing CV.

We have social distancing measures in place in our training rooms to ensure that everyone remains safe and protected at all times.

Personal protective Equipment is readily available in all areas of the Academy.

Gloves

Aprons

Hand Sanitiser

Face Masks

2 x Hand Wash Areas

Personal safety is our priority at all times.

You can rest assured that all appropriate measures are continually adhered to and all areas are completely sanitised before and after every course.

Click the link below to browse the many courses Ajuda have to offer

www.ajuda.org.uk

We currently have smaller class sizes so would advise contacting us to check availability before booking any courses.

Contact the office on 02920576883 if you have any questions.