Course Summary:

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

Accreditation: Qualsafe Awards (QCF)

Duration: 12 contact hours delivered over 2 days

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

Pre-requisites: Learners must be at least 14 years of age and hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate which has not expired

*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 refreshes candidates on everything covered in the 3 day First Aid at Work syllabus, including any changes to guidelines since the previous course.  It is designed to give candidates the confidence to continue their role as a competent First Aider in the workplace.  The FAW course syllabus is delivered over 2 full days (12 contact hours).  In order to remain compliant, Learners must hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate which is not due to expire before the course start date.

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 cement their understanding of the role and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident safely, how to gather a casualty history and conduct a secondary survey.

Learners will be able to administer first aid to an adult casualty who is/has:

  • unresponsive and breathing normally
  • unresponsive and NOT breathing normally
  • choking
  • external bleeding
  • suffering from shock
  • minor injuries
  • bone, muscle & joint injuries
  • head & spinal injuries
  • chest injuries
  • burns & scalds
  • eye injuries
  • sudden poisoning
  • anaphylaxis
  • major illness

Delivery & Assessment:

This course is delivered over 12 contact hours through a combination of theoretical discussion, video, practical instruction and scenario based learning.  A range of informal assessment techniques are used by the trainer throughout the learning process to measure the Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding.  Learners must attend all sessions to qualify for assessment.

The First Aid at Work Requalification follows the same assessment criteria as the 3 day First Aid at Work course. Competency in the necessary life-saving skills is assessed through 5 practical assessments:

  • CPR
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding & shock
  • Secondary survey
  • Management of fractures

There is also a theory assessment for this qualification which consists of 2 multiple choice question papers which must be taken under examination conditions.  The minimum mark for these assessments is 14/20 and 18/25 respectively to be considered for an overall ‘pass’.

On successful completion of this training, Learners will be issued with a new FAW certificate valid for a further 3 years.  Safe Hands will notify employers 3 months before the expiry of any current certification in order to help them remain HSE compliant.


The First Aid at Work Requalification course is for anyone who needs to renew their 3 First Aid at Work qualification.  To be eligible for this course, Learners must hold a full First Aid at Work certificate which is still valid on the first day of this course.  To comply with legislation, Learners wishing to book this training will be required to provide us with a copy of their current FAW certificate if their previous training was not completed with Safe Hands.

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.