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Training Updates

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"As expert map readers will know, when you’re out and about navigating with a compass, there is a difference between magnetic north (where the compass points) and grid north (the vertical blue grid lines shown on OS maps).

The difference between magnetic north and grid north is often referred to as ‘grid magnetic angle’ and it not only varies from place to place, but changes with time. This needs to be taken into account when navigating with a map and compass.

In 2014, for the first time in Great Britain since the 1660s, magnetic north moved from being to the west of grid north to the east. The change started in the very south-west corner of Britain and will slowly progress across the whole country over the next 12 to 13 years. Ordnance Survey wrote a blog on the progress of alignment between magnetic and grid north in Britain back in 2019, which you can read here:

Now, there is a third line about to come into alignment – true north. This is the direction of lines of longitude that all converge at the north pole. 

The triple alignment makes landfall at Langton Matravers, just west of Swanage, in November and will arrive in Poole by Christmas."  Source: Ordnance Survey

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Further reading:

The Norths Align

Magnetic north, true north and grid north align over Great Britain for the first time in history

As providers of Nuco training, from 01st November 2022 we will be adhering to the following guidance when delivering Basic Life Support lessons.

"In 2020, during the initial COVID-19 pandemic, the Resuscitation Council introduced a moratorium on learners having to demonstrate rescue breaths during first aid training.

The First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum have stated that from the 1st November 2022 this moratorium is being removed. All first aid courses starting from this date will require learners to demonstrate rescue breaths to achieve the regulated qualification.

Learners will no longer be able to choose not to demonstrate rescue breaths if they want to be awarded the regulated qualification.

If a learner is not willing or is not able to demonstrate rescue breaths, then unfortunately they cannot be awarded the regulated qualification but can be issued with a non-regulated certificate.

The guidelines have also been updated regarding secondary assessment. Previously learners were able to verbally complete the assessment but from the 1st November will also have to physically demonstrate the completion of a secondary assessment at least once during the course.

FAA have updated its COVID-19 Classroom Guidelines to reflect this change and you can view this here.

Training providers should continue to maintain high levels of hygiene during classroom courses and guidance on how to achieve this is contained within the guidelines above."

Return of Rescue Breaths

Update from Nuco Training

ScreenSkills Introduction to HETV Location Management is a series of online sessions covering all aspects of the location department role.  

Delivered by Screen Yorkshire but open to anyone in the UK, it begins in the evening of Wednesday 12th October with an overview session open to all.  Following that session there is the chance to apply for one of 20 available places on the in-depth training which will be delivered online in a series of sessions throughout late October and early November.  The past conversion rate from course participation to working in the industry has been pretty decent, as numerous members of this group are aware.  🙂

📅 On Wednesday 12th October from 7pm - 9pm
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Introduction to HETV Location Management

Screen Skills

On 02 July, thanks to support from Wiltshire County Council, we delivered a trial run of our two day Ofqual regulated Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid for members of staff from Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust.

It was seen as a huge success with glowing feedback recieved.  As a result the course is now live and we're taking bookings via or our enquiry form.

This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.

It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally regulated Level 3 Award.

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

For more information follow this link:

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course

Trial Delivery of Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Mini Medics Mental Health is a mental health training course designed for children between the ages of 9 and 13, but it can suit children of any age.

The course will provide learners with a basic understanding of mental health, including what mental health means, how it is linked to physical health, what to do if they have a worry and the various ways in which they can look after their mental health.

The course includes the following modules:

Understanding mental health
Emotions and feelings
Mental health problems
Talking about mental health
Looking after our mental health

Although the Mini Medics Mental Health course is non-regulated, the instructor teaching the course has an enhanced DBS and holds an appropriate subject qualification, such as the Level 3/6 Award in Supervising/Leading First Aid for Mental Health with a Teaching/Assessing qualification.

To learn more contact us at or complete the enquiry form on The Training Wing page of our website.

Mini Medics Mental Health

Available to book soon.

Day two, week two of our first bespoke Mental Health First Aid at Work course. This package has been designed around our clients individual needs, allowing them to maintain a respectable work/life balance whilst gaining a reputable, regulated Level 3 qualification.

To find out more about upcoming courses you can browse through our catalogue via the Training Wing.


To discuss your organisations or productions needs email us at

Mental Health First Aid at Work

Bespoke Mental Health First Aid Packages.

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