(Minimum of 4 hours)

Qualification Title:: FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

Unit 1 title:: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency FirstAid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for FirstAid – the Health and Safety
Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.


A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plussome pre-course activity could berequired. Ideally, the course should be run over one day, but canbespreadover alonger timeperiod if yousodesire,providing itis
completedwithin4weeksof starting the coursea nd the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.


A range of subjects are covered including:-

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness
  • Burns Assessment of the situation
  • Anatomy
  • Choking
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Minor injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Bleeding control
  • Shock


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.In addition,the
HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours


A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure
that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

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