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#1 Posted : 14 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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Hello Folks,
 

I was asked today right out of the blue, "i require a free first aid course in Northampton"

Apparently he / she is studying acupuncture and needs an appointed person type course (EFAW) because they require a first aid certificate before they can progress into the second year.

 

 

Does anyone know of an organisation that would "sponsor" such an individual, or would allow another student to make numbers up for free or very cheap possibly? i have no idea who text me but I did say I would ask you guys, so any generous facilitators out there?

 

cheers for looking anyway folks

 

kevin
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#2 Posted : 14 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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I am sorry but why can't they pay for it themselves?  If it IS required for the job then either it should be part of the course or she has to find the money herself. 

I require books for the course I am doing, I have to buy them myself, I see no difference.
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#3 Posted : 14 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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You will struggle to get anywere offering EFAW for free, it is very much a commercial course. It costs money to run, to provide venues and it takes up a valuable days time. What they could do is pool the full group of students together and work out a deal with a local training provider and see how cheap they can get a deal. 

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#4 Posted : 15 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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well said speckles and 1staidsolutions
if they are training for a career that will earn income, they need to factor in cost of getting trained!
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#5 Posted : 15 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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Well i got the response I was expecting, why he / she thought it would be a click of the fingers and hey presto another freebie for them i'll never know.


No problems I have offered them a solution as a course, it's up to them if they wish to take me up on it. Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my thread

 

Kev
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#6 Posted : 15 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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I run courses in Rugby, if they can get there, I can see what we could offer to help! PM me
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#7 Posted : 15 February 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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Just remembered that in Scotland, we have the ILA which will provide £500 vouchers to students to go on courses, including EFAW/FAW and loads of other courses. They may have a similar thing in England perhaps?

For all the non-students, if you earn less than £16k per year they can give you a £200 voucher for the same courses.



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#8 Posted : 05 July 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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I know this is an old thread but will post anyway.
 

There are opportunities for free courses, there is big pots of European Social Fund money knocking around.

 

I deliver for a provider who pays for my services but then claims back money per candidate (outcome) from one of these funds.

 

Generally these free courses are aimed at those with low skills, social deprivation or the unemployed but that is not always the case.

 

The government has pots for up-skilling the workforce so even those in employment can access free training.
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#9 Posted : 05 July 2011 00:00:00(UTC)
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If they are down in South Wales we can get them on a course
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#10 Posted : 29 July 2011 17:59:42(UTC)
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Today's culture... Wants something for nothing!
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#11 Posted : 10 September 2011 20:06:46(UTC)
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"...in Scotland, we have the ILA which will provide £500..."



I believe these "Independent Learning Accounts" are intended to enable people who are already working to update their skills, and potentially increase their income.  So, if this is a full time student, or unemployed, they wouldn't be elligible for an ILA.



Ian
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#12 Posted : 15 September 2011 07:46:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: thedarg Go to Quoted Post




"...in Scotland, we have the ILA which will provide £500..."



I believe these "Independent Learning Accounts" are intended to enable people who are already working to update their skills, and potentially increase their income.  So, if this is a full time student, or unemployed, they wouldn't be elligible for an ILA.



Ian


ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you.  It’s for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits.


 


If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get £200 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland.


 



http://www.ilascotland.org.uk/ILA+Homepage.htm






On 1 April 2011, ILA500 was replaced with a new Part-Time Fee Grant that will be delivered by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).



http://www.saas.gov.uk/s...stances/part_time_dl.htm



Thought the above may be of help.



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#13 Posted : 25 September 2011 18:38:47(UTC)
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Thank you for that information Your Lordship...... We are obliged to you!
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#14 Posted : 25 September 2011 23:45:07(UTC)
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Hi Folks! Rarely you can find something for nothing, but for a reasonable price is possible. On this link you can get free posters for First Aid Kits and also compare prices for courses and trainings... :)
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#15 Posted : 26 September 2011 07:36:53(UTC)
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Hi thanks for the info.

We cannot use the Cross on our posters etc. it upsets the locals

We use the Red Cresent Half Moon tye logo,

here in the costa del Sand Pit. 

Good idea!!!.  
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#16 Posted : 23 March 2012 17:50:36(UTC)
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Isn't it down to the individual training provider? The comment 'something for nothing' can be easily balanced with 'hard faced greedy business'. At Quercus Training Solutions we have been known to appreciate certain individuals situations and come to an agreement. Sometimes helping others can help your business ie raise profile, part of the community etc.
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#17 Posted : 26 March 2012 10:56:27(UTC)
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I concur elfshot! Any decent training provider will have a Corporate Social Responsibility (Yes mine does)......
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#18 Posted : 28 March 2012 03:38:47(UTC)
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If she is doing the full time course at collage she should be able to get it as part of the course or as a add on for a low price (That is what the collage I worked at did for the students on full time courses) also the DWP are running EFAW courses for free if you or household are are in receipt of benefits hope this helps
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#19 Posted : 25 April 2012 02:31:43(UTC)
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What does she look like LOL
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