Professional training courses

Penrith BID offers a range of courses for BID members. The courses are subsidised by BID, offering value for money for town centre businesses. Arranged in conjunction with local professional trainers, the courses are designed to help you improve your business and stimulate growth as well as cover any areas you may feel are lacking or need a refresh in your business.

Certified courses run over one full day, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at a venue in Penrith town centre. Two servings of tea and coffee will be provided but you must provide your own lunch and please bring your own mug!

Courses are subsidised for BID members, costing £35 +VAT per delegate. Courses cost £75 +VAT for non-BID members. Short Courses are free of charge.

Booking for all our courses are subject to terms and conditions that can be downloaded here: Training Course Terms and Conditions. Please ensure you read these thoroughly before booking. Please note: whilst every effort is made to ensure that any course information provided is accurate, Penrith BID reserves the right to vary the date, time and content of courses.

The following courses are available to BID members:

QA Level 3 Award in Certificate | Valid for 3 years | Ofqual regulated | 1 day course

Did you know that an estimated 555,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2017/18? The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.

What’s Covered?

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Minor injuries

Course Overview: Download here
Qualificiation:QA Level Three Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)
Cost: £35 +VAT per delegate for BID members
Dates Available:

Did you know that 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses
and workplace injury in 2017/18?
It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.
The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding
of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working
environment. What’s more, with subjects covered in just 1 day, this regulated and nationally recognised qualification is the ideal way for organisations to improve health and safety awareness, whilst minimising disruption to everyday business operations!

Course Overview: Download here
Qualificiation:Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)
Cost:£35 +VAT per delegate for BID members
Dates Available:

Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF) 28.03.22:

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?
EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.
The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people working, or planning to work, in the food catering industry. The qualification is also ideal for those who come into contact with food handling
areas due to the nature of their work, such as pest control officers and delivery personnel.
Successful candidates will gain a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

Course Overview: Download here
Qualificiation:QA Level Two Food Safety in Catering (RQF) certificate
Cost:£35 +VAT to BID members
Dates Available:

Food Safety in Catering (RQF) 28.04.22:


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