HERE are some of the most frequently asked questions with regards to the mini medics course. If your question is not answered below or you require further details, then please feel free to contact us.
Do I need to attend a training course to teach the Mini Medics programme?
No, you do not have to attend a training course, but you must hold a valid First Aid qualification and ideally, have a teaching or training background. The minimum requirement is to hold a Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. It is the trainers responsibility to keep their qualification up-to-date and current.
Where can I teach the Mini Medics courses?
Anywhere in the UK! There are no geographical restrictions in place, nor is mini medics a franchise agreement. Providing the venue is suitable and sufficient, the courses can be delivered anywhere, anytime of the year.
What resources do I need to teach the Mini Medics courses effectively?
You must purchase either the Mini Medics Trainer Pack, or the Mini Medics Trainer USB.
We recommend purchasing the Mini Medics Trainer Pack because it includes 32 x Mini Medics Student Packs which can be issued to your learners as part of your training sessions.
Here is a list of additional equipment required:
Ideally, 1 manikin per 4 learners should be provided.
Manikin cleansing wipes
To disinfect the manikin faces after each use.
Face shields and pocket masks
To show the learners what they are and why they are used.
Spare manikin airways
So the manikin airways can be replaced at the end of each course.
AED training unit + training accessories
Ideally, 1 AED training unit should be provided if defibrillation is being taught.
First Aid kit
For demonstration purposes.
For the learners to practice dressing a wound.
To instil the importance of preventing cross-contamination when treating a casualty.
This list is purely a guide and we have no problem with you introducing additional first aid training aids and materials to make the courses even more enjoyable and interesting for your learners.
Is the Mini Medics programme regulated?
The Mini Medics programme is non-regulated and attendance certificates are available to issue to your learners in the back of each Mini Medics Book and as a PDF file contained on the Mini Medics Trainer USB.
How many learners can take part on a Mini Medics course?
Because the Mini Medics programme is non-regulated, there are no rules stipulating a maximum number of learners you can teach on a course. From experience, we recommend a maximum of 16 learners per training session, so the learners get the most out of each training session.
Can the course syllabus be adapted in any way?
Yes it can. You are provided with 3-hour and 1-hour course programme including PowerPoint presentations, trainer’s notes and session plans. We have no problem with you reducing or extending the syllabus, subtracting modules from the course or even creating a new syllabus using the materials provided.
How do I display my contact details on the ‘Find a Trainer’ facility?
It’s very simple! Head over to the ‘CREATE A LISTING’ page and follow the simple steps to submit your application. The Mini Medics team will verify your contact information before it goes live for potential customers to view.
Please note that you must have purchased the Mini Medics Trainer Pack (or Mini Medics Trainer USB) for your details to successfully appear. You are also required to sign off the disclaimer fields to ensure you meet all the requirements.
Can I use the Mini Medics logo on my website and literature?
Absolutely! You have full use of the logos and print files contained on the Mini Medics Trainer USB for marketing and promotional purposes.
How much should I charge for the Mini Medics courses?
It is up to you! We do not advocate any form of pricing structure for the Mini Medics courses, as it will depend on the type of training, the location, the duration of the course, the resources provided to the learners and your personal expenses.
Schools and clubs who invest into Mini Medics may want to offer their students free first aid training and integrate this into lessons and after school activities which is absolutely acceptable.