Why do I need this?
This course is useful if you require in-depth knowledge and practical skills to deal with first aid emergencies in the workplace. This course is mandatory to qualify as a First Aider and meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations.
What should I know first?
Course consists of two units which learners must successfully complete to achieve the full qualification. Learners completing unit 1 only can be certificated with the FAA Award in Emergency First Aid.
What will I learn?
The learner will gain reporting knowledge and practical competence to confidently deal with workplace first aid situations, including allergic reactions, injuries and life-saving techniques.
A range of subjects are covered including:
- Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
- Resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Heart attacks
- Control of bleeding
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Chest injuries
- Sprains and strains
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.
Length of course:
Course is conducted over three days..
A three-year Level 3 Award in 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 each day, along with a written assessment on each day. No external assessors are required.
Please read full terms and conditions before booking.