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 Qualifications.

Accreditation: Qualsafe Awards (QCF)

Duration: 18 contact hours delivered over 3 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.  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)

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Individual Price

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Group Price

per group 6 – 12


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Course Description:

The First Aid at Work training course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by most First Aiders to become a confident at dealing with illnesses and injuries in their workplace. The course meets the standard required to comply with current Health & Safety and Resuscitation Council recommendations.  This course is ideal for appointed persons or anyone wanting a comprehensive and thorough introduction to First Aid.  Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal a range of first aid situations.

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 and responsibilities of the first aider, be able to assess an incident safely, gather a casualty history and conduct a head to toe survey.

Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding 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 (severe allergic reaction)
  • Major illness

Delivery & Assessment:

This course is delivered over 18 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.

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 course, Learners will receive a certificate allowing them to practise 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 a regulated and nationally recognised qualification.  It is designed for persons who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of situations.  It will enable them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and take on the role of first aider in the workplace.  It is ideal for larger workplaces presenting a low-higher risk hazard, where a First Aid Needs Assessment has identified that an appointed 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.