A TRAINING course in emergency first aid for Ayrshire's workplaces has secured the official seal of approval.

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) has awarded Ayrshire College its official accreditation as an 'emergency first aid at work' training centre.

The REHIS certification quality assures the college’s first aid courses and guarantees that the College meets industry standards, ensuring that employers can be confident that the courses are both relevant and current.

Ayrshire College offers a varied training portfolio, with both accredited and non-accredited courses, recognising that training is an important tool in upskilling employees to meet future skills needs, and to develop and retain talent within local organisations.

Nuala Boyle, head of business growth at Ayrshire College, said: “This is great recognition for the high-quality training we are offering to Ayrshire businesses.”

The college’s REHIS courses include emergency first aid at work, first aid, health and safety and food hygiene.

REHIS is an independent Scottish charity that aims to promote the advancement of environmental health to benefit Scottish communities.

It aims to boost interest and knowledge of environmental health issues, promoting its education and training.

It works to maintain high standards of professional practice among employees in the field by awarding qualifications for success.