The Government has put forward plans for all secondary school students to be taught basic lifesaving skills from 2020. But students at Salisbury 6th Form College (S6C) aren’t waiting until 2020 to learn these all important skills; all students have been given the opportunity to complete a first aid certificate and learn how to administer CPR, treatment for common injuries and other lifesaving skills and knowledge.
These skills are especially important as currently the survival rate for people in the UK who have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital is less than 10% but with more people learning how to administer CPR the Government hopes these rates will improve.
Some S6C students have chosen to complete this training through the enrichment programme where students can choose to partake in activities outside of their lessons and others have completed it as part of their studies in the Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC where they can put their skills to good use in future careers in the health and social care sector.
S6C are still accepting applications from Year 11 students to join the sixth form in September 2019. If you have not applied yet please go to https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/apply or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.