Course Summary:

This is an Ofqual Regulated Qualification and is based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid.

Accreditation: Qualsafe Awards (QCF)

Duration: 6 contact hours delivered over 1 day

Location: Larbert for open courses (individual bookings) or clients own premises*(group bookings)

Pre-requisites: Learners must be at least 14 years of age.  The role of a first aider can be physically demanding, candidates are reminded that they must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.

*We can provide a venue if your premises are unsuitable (at an additional cost)

Please see our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Individual Price

per person


Ofqual Regulated Qualification, accredited by Qualsafe Awards.
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Group Price

per group 6 – 12


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Course Description:

This course will equip you with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to deal with an emergency situation in the workplace. It is an ideal entry level introduction to First Aid and will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to cope with a range of emergency first aid situations, including: unconsciousness, CPR, choking, shock, wounds/bleeding and minor injuries. It also covers the legal responsibilities of the first aider in the workplace as governed by HSE guidelines.


This course qualifies as part of your CPD training

Booking Options?

Which option you should choose when booking your course can be determined by a number of factors.  In general, group courses are most suitable for 6 or more people from the same organisation whereas open courses are designed for individuals.  Group courses require appropriate facilities at your own premises to allow training.

Read our advice on when to choose which option.


Learners will understand the role & responsibilities of the first aider and be able to assess an incident safely.

Learners will gain the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to treat an adult casualty who is/has:

  • unresponsive and breathing normally
  • unresponsive and NOT breathing normally
  • choking
  • external bleeding
  • suffering from shock
  • minor injuries

Delivery & Assessment:

This course is delivered over 6 contact hours through a combination of theoretical discussion, video, practical instruction and scenario based learning.  A range of informal assessment techniques are used but the trainer throughout the learning process to measure the Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding.  Learners must attend all sessions to qualify for assessment.

Competency in the necessary life-saving skills is assessed through 3 practical assessments:

  • CPR
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding & shock

There is also a theory assessment for this qualification which consists of 1 multiple choice question paper which must be taken under examination conditions.  The minimum mark for this assessment is 14/20 to be considered for an overall pass.

On successful completion of this course, Learners will receive a certificate allowing them to practise Emergency First Aid in the workplace.  This is valid for 3 years and Leaners must retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date in order to remain qualified.


This course is for persons with a specific responsibility at work or in voluntary and community activities to provide basic first aid to people in a range of emergency first aid situations.  It will enable them to be workplace emergency first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid)  Regulations 1981.  It is ideal for smaller workplaces presenting a lower risk hazard, where a First Aid Needs Assessment has identified that an Emergency First Aider is required.

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we recommend that Learners have a basic level of skill in Literacy and Numeracy.  Due to the practical nature of the course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear.  As part of the registration process, Learners are also required to bring 2 forms of photographic ID with them to the first session.


We aim to make sure all Learners have access to assessment and are given equal opportunities to demonstrate their competence.  Please bear in mind that Learners will need to demonstrate certain practical skills without assistance from a third party.  In some circumstances, it may be possible for reasonable adjustments to be made, however this is always subject to approval by the Awarding Organisation.  Further information about this is documented in our Equal Opportunities and Accessibility policies.