If you hold a First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate that expires on or after 16 March 2020 and cannot access requalification training because of coronavirus, you may qualify for an extension.

How you qualify for the extension

To qualify for the extension, you must be able to:

  • explain why you haven’t been able to requalify
  • demonstrate what you’ve done to try and access training

The current extended deadline is set to 30th September 2020, however you should still try to arrange training as soon as possible. This deadline be extended further in Scotland and Wales. The most up to date information can be found on the HSE Website.

Interrupted First Aid Training

If you’ve already started refresher training but couldn’t complete the course because of coronavirus, you can restart at a later date as long as:

  • a full recap is given on all topics previously taught before moving onto any new modules
  • the assessment evidence shows you have a full understanding of the full course content
  • you can demonstrate the knowledge required and all the skills competencies at the end of the training

Annual Refresher Training

To avoid skill-fade, annual refresher training is strongly recommended for all first aiders. During coronavirus, online courses and resources can help you keep skills and knowledge up to date. You can also subscribe to our blog posts for important updates to first aid practice.

For actual First aid at Work qualifications, learners must still be taught and assessed face to face for all practical elements. This is to make sure these skills are properly assessed.

Contact us to ask about our annual refresher training and our blended learning courses which are delivered partially online.