Qualification Overview

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.

Duration Certificate lasts for Free E-Learning Manuals included Max No. candidates Price
3 days 3 years Yes Yes 12 £900 + VAT

Information

The current range of HSE approved first aid courses will be ending on October 1st 2013. This Level 3 (QCF) course is designed to replace it and complies with current Health & Safety Law.

Overview

This 2 Day First Aid at Work Requalification course covers what is required by the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 for an employer. The certificate gained is valid for a period of 3 years. During the course the delegate will cover the following:

  • 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
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty withinjuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injury
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected chest injury
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

For further information please see the specific sections below which will provide more details or for further syllabus see the FAW course page

Cost

The costs are based on either attending the course at one of our training centres or for training at an "In-House" venue

  • Cost per delegate - £115 + VAT
  • Cost per group - £900 + VAT

An AED course can be added onto this course for an additional £10 per candidate.

Aim of the Qualification

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.

Regulated First Aid Qualifications are not only accepted by the HSE right now - you can be confident that they will meet your future legal requirements too.

Structure of the Qualification

This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits and 24 guided learning hours. Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification - to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance.

  • Initial FAW 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 requalifying 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.

    Intended Audience and Entry Requirements

    The qualification is designed for people who already have a First Aid at Work certificate and are not over 28 days of expiry

    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.

    Requalification Requirements

    This Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order to remain qualified (please refer to Structure of the Qualification above for further details).