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My certificate has expired, can I still take the 2-day Requalification course?

Yes, delegates can take the 2-day Requalification course even if their original certificate has expired. It is best practice for delegates to renew their certificates before their current one runs out so that their First Aider status is still valid, but if that is not practical then as long as they can prove they’ve trained previously, they can attend the 2-day requalification. If there is a significant period since their previous certificate expired, we would always advise that the full 3-day course is undertaken again.

What if my 1-day certificate has expired?

If a delegate’s 1-day (Emergency First Aid at Work) course certificate is due to or has expired, the delegate simply attends an Emergency First Aid at Work (1-day) course again to receive a new St John Ambulance certificate that is valid for a further three years.

Why do you charge transfer fees?

Our transfer and cancellation fees are in place to protect the charity. We are a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation and funds raised through commercial bookings help support our charitable and community output.

What if I arrive late for my course?

Due to regulatory requirements for minimum training contact hours, any student who arrives more than 20 minutes late on a 4 hour course, or more than 35 minutes late on any course, or part of a course of a longer duration, cannot complete the course.

Can I get a copy of my old certificate?

Yes. If your course was booked by your employer, then they can request a duplicate copy of your certificate on your behalf. If you have since left that company, your previous employer would still need to be them that requests a copy for you.
If you require a duplicate postal copy of a certificate that has already been sent out, there will be a charge of £20.00+VAT.

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