Facilities Management

Facilities management involves the upkeep, maintenance, and daily operation of community buildings.  The responsibilities of Charity Trustees and Management Committees often include community centres/venues, sports facilities and offices.  Facilities Management is broad in scope and may include plumbing, cleaning, grounds keepings and well as event set up, and other daily operations of the facility.

Courses included:

Delivered by a Yorkshire Ambulance Community Engagement Trainer the course content includes CPR and also shows how to treat the most common emergencies such as heart attack or stroke; skills that could be vital in an emergency.  The training is free but a donation to Yorkshire Ambulance can be made on the day.  It lasts two and a half hours. Each of the attendees receive a certificate of attendance.

The Community Engagement Trainer is able to adapt the course to meet the needs of the group and this has proved successful in enabling everyone to join in and learn these vital skills.

More details to follow

Delivered in partnership with Pathways Training

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
    Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.
  • Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

Course Overview

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

Assessment Methods

6 x Practical assessments, 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

More details to follow

Delivered in partnership with Pathways Training

Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering

The qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry.

This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.

A food allergy results in a person having an atypical response to a particular food. To avoid individuals suffering from these responses, it is essential for all those responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and serving of food in the catering industry to have an excellent knowledge of allergens and their control.

The qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry. This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 5 hours of learning in total.

Topics covered

The qualification is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of food allergens and foods that commonly cause intolerance’s, their characteristics and effects, the importance of effectively communicating information regarding allergenic ingredients to customers, and how staff can minimise the risk of cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients.

More details to follow

Delivered in partnership with Pathways Training

The law requires that all food handlers need to be trained according to their food handling work activities. Should an employee achieve a food safety qualification, which is suitable for the work they do, it will assist food business operators in proving that they have displayed due diligence and are therefore compliant in the eyes of the law.

Food Safety Levels

  • Level 1 – ensures that employees from all food sectors are equipped with a knowledge of basic food hygiene to enable them to produce safe food.
  • Level 2 – ensures that a food handler is aware of the hazards and controls associated with the types of food they produce.
  • Level 3 – ensures that supervisors are aware of the legislation applicable to food safety and how  to communicate the required standards to employees.

Food Safety Level 2


This one day regulated course is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace.

Course Overview

During this 1 day course, Learners will build an understanding on the importance of safe food handling practices and keeping foods safe. Topics covered include: food safety laws, types of contamination and the associated risks, bacteriology, personal hygiene, safe food handling practices and more

This free workshop includes:

  • An introduction to health and safety at work.
  • Accidents at work.
  • Health & safety law.
  • Dealing with risk.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare.
  • Dangers involved with vehicles and work equipment.
  • Working with electrical equipment.
  • Occupational health, noise and vibration.
  • Working at heights.


½ day course

Staff Groups:

This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers.

Course Overview:

This is a half day session that is aimed at anybody that requires a course in Health & Safety awareness. This is a certified Level 1 course.

Course Aims:

  • Understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Understand the scope of hazards and risks in the workplace
  • Understand the range of workplace conditions that can affect Health & Safety
  • Understand the requirements for workplace procedures

More details to follow

A recommended health and safety training session for all staff and volunteers.

This session will:

  • Increase awareness of current fire legislation;
  • Understand the chemistry and classes of fire;
  • Increase awareness of the different types of fire extinguishers and how to use them;
  • Understand fire safety measures and actions on fires;
  • Gain knowledge of Fire Wardens responsibilities;

This session on Manual Handling in the workplace is useful for all staff and volunteers:

By the end of the session, staff will be able to;

  • Increase awareness of current regulations and legislation relating to manual handling;
  • Understand and identify activities that can cause back pain and problems;
  • Understand the basic requirements for safe manual handling;
  • Demonstrate good, safe lifting techniques.

First Aid Awareness Training

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

First Aid Awareness Training

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contact us:

Hull CVS
The Strand
75 Beverley Road

01482 324474