First Aid At Work

First Aid At Work

First aid at work – 18 hours over (3 days)

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

The award in first aid at work is a qualification aimed at those who wish to become a first aider in the workplace for the purposes of the health and safety (first aid) Regulations 1981. This qualification is intended for candidates already working or preparing to work in industry.
Persons gaining this qualification will learn that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Its topics are regarded by the health and safety Executive as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace.

Course content
• 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.
• Recognise 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.


Practical demonstration

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

Oral questioning

The oral examination component of this qualification will be completed via on going questioning/discussion with learners on the course. This assessment will require learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a number of first aid related areas