Work packs are fast paced, interactive and fun, which encourage the leaners to research topics and then test themselves. Different learning styles are catered for through a variety of puzzles, picture games, and informal exams. They are then brought along the contact day of the course so that the instructor can help candidates individually. Heather Bennett who is Train Aid’s paediatric first aid training coordinator tells a little more:
“The concept behind the work packs was to replace the lectures usually held on day one of the training. If you take the example topic of ‘asthma’, now instead of receiving an informative lecture on that topic the candidate does the reading themselves and then tests their own knowledge through a puzzle based game. The material is still learnt in the same way, but there is no need to travel to a training centre”.
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The main benefit to the new system is that learners can complete the first day of the course in their own time, and within the comfort of their own home. However this can be extended to anywhere, which means people can fill out their work packs on the commute to work or even on a lunch break. It also means that second day of the paediatric first aid courses focuses solely on learning practical skills, which ultimately often prove to be the real life saver.