This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation.
Structure of the qualification
This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units with a total value of 3 credit with 24 guided learning hours*
*Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification (to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance):
Initial training should be delivered in no less than 18 hours (3 days) excluding breaks. Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.
To attend a re-qualifying course, learners must produce a copy of a First Aid at Work Certificate that is either HSE approved or Ofqual/SQA regulated. This certificate must not have expired by more than 3 months.
On initial and requalification courses, all practical and theoretical assessments must be passed to gain the qualification.
Note – Whilst a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should be encouraged to requalify their first aiders early.
The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) has two units that Learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.
Emergency First Aid at Work
Managing Illness and Injury in the Workplace
The 3 day First Aid at Work course is delivered in-house for clients nationwide at a time to suit you. The cost of this, inclusive of learner resources, handouts, First Aid Made Easy books and certificates, is just £1500.00 for up to 12 people.