Adult Education

Digital classrooms for adults over the age of 19 years old

Our free digital sessions will help you learn skills to help in an emergency, connect with others and build confidence and coping skills. 

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We're currently running four digital sessions for adults over 19 years old. 

Adapt to and recover from adversity

As we hope for the world to start to going back to normal, we know Covid-19 will have impacted everyone’s lives in some way. This workshop will help you speak openly about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted on you, positively or negatively. You will learn skills to help you and others adapt to returning to normality. Using interactive activities and group discussion to talk about the effects of Covid-19, there will be a chance to reflect and share personal experiences. 

As a result of this workshop we aim to help you: 

  • increase your ability to cope with change and transition during times of adversity
  • acknowledge and appreciate your own and others’ experiences during challenging times
  • feel confident to move forward positively

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Tackling loneliness digitally  

Feeling lonely and isolated can make life challenging, especially during a crisis. It can be difficult to know how to help. This workshop aims to give you the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be suffering.

Using group discussion to address the complex causes and effects of loneliness, there will be a chance to reflect and share personal experiences too. We will also discuss and practise how to be an effective listener in order to support others.  

As a result of this workshop we aim to help you:

  • feel more comfortable talking about loneliness
  • recognise when someone needs support
  • feel confident to offer support to someone who feels lonely.  

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First aid

Are you interested in learning essential, life-saving first aid skills to help in an emergency? If so, our digital classroom might be for you! These are interactive workshops, run by an experienced British Red Cross educator, where you will tackle four first aid skills and have the opportunity to ask questions. The aim is to build confidence so you can help someone in a first aid emergency, using everyday objects that you have around you. 

As a result of this workshop we aim to help you:

  • learn essential first aid skills
  • assess and manage risks to make informed choices when helping others
  • build confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency.

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Exploring loneliness openly- Telephone workshop  

One in five people in the UK say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the coronavirus pandemic many more of us felt anxious and isolated. This workshop aims to give you the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be struggling. 

During this group call we’ll address the varying causes and effects of loneliness, with the chance to reflect and share personal experiences. We will discuss approaches to helping others and how to be an effective listener.  

As a result of this workshop we aim to help you: 

  • Feel comfortable talking about loneliness
  • Recognise signs that someone needs support
  • Increase awareness of ways of offering support to someone who feels lonely 
     

Please note these sessions are delivered for free using the telephone option on Zoom. If your organisation uses a different platform, there may be a UK call charge associated with joining. Please discuss with our support team when making your booking. 

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Frequently asked questions

If you need further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Alternatively, e-mail us on redcrosseducation@redcross.org.uk or call us on 07834 529 083.

Frequently asked questions

I don’t know anything about first aid – is this for me?

You don’t need to have any previous experience, just a willingness to take part.

How much does it cost?

FREE! There is no cost to you or your organisation. If you wish to undertake a certified course such as first aid at work, please contact Red Cross Training who will advise you on what type of course that you need. 

Will this session give me a qualification?

We can provide a certificate of learning which you can fill in yourself, but this does not meet any workplace requirements. For accredited first aid courses, please visit https://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/.

Who is delivering these classes?

All sessions are delivered by trained British Red Cross educators. They have a great deal of experience in humanitarian and first aid education.

What equipment do I need?

You can join in on a computer, tablet or smartphone. You may benefit from the larger screen on a computer if you have one available. Red Cross in your classroom has different requirements. Please contact redcrosseducation@redcross.org.uk if you are unsure.

What platform do you use to deliver?

We currently use Zoom to deliver our sessions. We can provide the Red Cross in your classroom workshop over Teams if that is preferred. We are exploring other platforms. Please mention at time of booking if you use another video conferencing software.

Need help with Zoom? Click here to download our Zoom how to guide

 

How long do sessions last?

It depends on the type of session you are joining. Adult sessions typically last between 60-90 minutes and Youth are around 60 minutes. If you have special requirements, please get in touch, and we can discuss them with you.

What kind of things will I learn?

What you learn will depend on the session you attend. Our educators have specific learning outcomes for each class.

What can I do to prepare?

No preparation is required, just make sure your surrounding environment is quiet so you can hear and contribute. You may wish to download our free first aid app from your app store.

I am looking for face to face workshops. Can I book one?

No. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, face to face workshops are not running at the moment. We plan to resume them in September 2021. We regularly review government guidelines and will update this page with our latest booking information.

Where can I find out more information?

We have a range of first aid resources on our website, which freely are available to anyone that wishes to learn key life saving skills to use in an emergency. 

With the British Red Cross apps - you’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency. These are free to download for your app store, letting you learn simple first aid skills at a time to suit you.