Why do I need this?
This course is required if you have a specific responsibility at work to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people with a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.
What should I know first?
This is an entry-level course and no previous qualifications are required. This course can also form unit 1 of the three-day FAA First Aid at Work qualification. Learners can progress from this to unit 2 where they will receive the award upon succesful completion.
What will I learn?
All learners will have the skills and knowledge to confidently provide emergency first aid to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
A range of subjects are covered including:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Basic hygiene in First Aid
- Minor injuries
- Bleeding control
Course is suited to:
The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over, although a learner is unable to act as a First Aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation.
An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a mannequin at floor level. It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning needs. Please discuss any specific needs you may have with our team at the time of booking.
A three-year Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.
This qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA is an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual in England, and Qualifications Wales in Wales.
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor throughout the day, along with a written assessment. No external assessors are required.
Length of course:
Course is conducted over one day.
Please read full terms and conditions before booking.