3-day Course

This Qualification is approved and meets the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, in respect of First Aid at Work. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with a range of illnesses and injuries requiring first aid in the workplace.

This qualification is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to be able to respond to first aid situations in the workplace.

There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

First aid is the crucial initial care provided for illness or injury within the workplace until medical treatment can be given. For that reason you must have the appropriate skills before you can administer first aid. This Qualification will enable you to make a real difference to the workplace and the safety of colleagues.

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


Who is it for?

The Qualification in First Aid at Work is available for people over the age of 16 who work in the industry and who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with a range of injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

The Level 3 Award is aimed at a nominated first aider who wishes to develop their skills further in first aid and be able to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness


Course content includes:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty:
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with:
  • with external bleeding
  • who is in shock
  • with a minor injury
  • injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • suspected head and spinal injuries
  • suspected chest injuries
  • with burns and scalds
  • an eye injury
  • sudden poisoning
  • anaphylaxis
  • suspected major illness.