This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognized qualification in First Aid.

The qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry and that have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid. The recommended duration of the course for this qualification is 3 days; however the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required, but not reduced.

Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognizing signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via ongoing oral questioning and practical demonstration.

The qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills in First Aid.

The First Aid at Work course can be taken at your own venue or workplace ensuring familiar surroundings and no wasted travelling time for staff. It also enables us to run the role play scenarios in the environment in which the First Aid would be used making the course highly relevant and appropriate.

By booking your First Aid at Work course through us you have the additional benefits of a free PDF Student Manual, free weekly video refresher emails and we’ll even let you know when it’s time to renew your qualification!

HSE recommend that all First Aiders refresh their skills annually.

All organizations should ensure that they have a sufficient number of employees who possess a first-aid qualification in order to fulfil their first-aid needs at all times. Employers must ensure that their provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’.

It is the employer’s responsibility to decide what the requirements of the organization are by assessing any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the consequences of these hazards.

In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

16 years of age or above

On the Completion of this Course, the Learner will learn:

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

The Role and Responsibility of a First Aider
Assessing an Incident
Managing an Unresponsive Casualty who is Breathing Normally
Managing an Unresponsive Casualty who is not Breathing Normally
Recognize and Assist a Casualty who is Choking
Managing a Casualty who is wounded and Bleeding
Managing a Casualty who is in Shock
Managing a Casualty with a Minor Injury
Administer First Aid for a range of conditions
Managing a Casualty for a range of major illnesses
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury.

This qualification is typically achieved through a 3-day class-room based training course and for requalification this is reduced to 2-days.

The assessment of this unit include:

1] Practical observation

The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.

2] Written/Oral questioning

Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learners’ needs.

3] Accident Report Form

Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form.