Skills & Training

We provide FREE training courses available to unpaid carers in Derby City.

These will help you to gain new essential skills whilst being able to share knowledge and experiences with other carers.

Here are some of the skills and training courses we offer throughout the year:

'Just In Case' Planning

First Aid

Welfare Rights

First Aid Training – What is First Aid?

First aid is the medical term used to describe the immediate assistance given to a person suffering a minor or major injury or sudden illness.

There are five main aims of first aid:

  1. Preserve life;
  2. Prevent an illness or injury from worsening;
  3. Promote recovery;
  4. Pain relief;
  5. Protecting the unconscious.

These can be remembered as the ‘5 Ps.’

It can include anything from performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to applying a plaster to a cut or fashioned a sling to support an injured arm. First aid is conducted either to solve a minor injury or illness (so cleaning a cut and putting on a plaster) to keeping a person safe and alive whilst an ambulance is being called.

Essential Skills

It can be a scary time when a person injures themselves or suddenly falls ill. It is therefore a good idea to be as prepared as possible and to enrol on a course that can provide you will the skills to cope during an unexpected accident or medical emergency.

The team at Universal Services for Carers therefore believe that it’s our duty to ensure carers are as prepared as possible for such circumstances and that knowing first aid will help them deliver the best and safest care they can.

Our courses are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to manage emergency situations and to keep the person you care for safe during an episode of injury or illness whilst you wait for the emergency services to arrive or in the interim before a medical appointment.

Our free first aid training courses will provide you with the following essential skills:


  • Dealing with cuts, scrapes, grazes, burns, scalds and other minor injuries
  • Managing various types of eye injuries
  • Immobilising fractures, sprains and joint sprains
  • Preventing choking
  • Stopping excessive bleeding
  • Helping unconscious patients
  • Performing CPR
  • Knowing the recovery position

Our Courses

 We have First aid booked through to 2025.

Here are the dates for the times and dates of the sessions:



Thursday 6th June 2024 – 10am

Tuesday 15th October 2024 – 10am

Wednesday 12th February 2025 – 10am



You can also request your free first aid booklet and or a first aid kit from our help-line. See below for more details.

If you are interested in a particular subject, we can organise the workshop. Just call us to see how we can help.

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Simply contact us on: 01332 228777 or email:

First Aid - request your FREE First Aid booklet

To ensure carers know what action to take in emergency medical situations.

Call our help-line to request your FREE First Aid booklet and we will post it right out to you.