First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

Course Specification:

Qualification Number: 603/2453/3

Description: This first at work qualification is ideal for those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) has been developed in conjunction with other AOs and supports employers to meet their requirements under Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 (NI 1982)

Our Pricing

Pricing that is both clear and transparent.

Prices start at £105 + VAT per person (based on 12 people).

Minimum of 3; maximum of 12 people per trainer.

If you have more than 12 people, please contact us for a quote.

First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work is an excellent first aid course for workplaces that have a high risk of accidents or hazards, such as engineering workshops, machinery shops, and construction sites.

It is also an excellent choice if your business is open to the public and has a large number of customers, or if you have a large number of colleagues on site but are at a low risk.

The First Aid at Work qualification is nationally recognised and widely accepted throughout the UK. It conforms to current HSE (first aid) and Resuscitation Council UK guidelines. It is accredited by Qualifications Network UK and regulated by OFQUAL.

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First Aid at Work Course

This three-day, eighteen-hour First Aid at Work course covers a wide range of topics, conditions, and ailments that a first aider in the workplace may encounter in a typical work environment.

The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to perform quality CPR on an unconscious person who is not breathing, to use an AED (defibrillator) safely and confidently, to manage an unconscious person who is breathing, and to monitor them until emergency services arrive.

This intensive first aid at work course will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to treat a wide range of illnesses and conditions, including minor burns, scalds, bleeds, and wounds; or to provide lifesaving care to a casualty who is choking, having a seizure, has been poisoned, or is in medical shock; people suffering from SCA (sudden cardiac arrest); asthma attack; drowning, crushing; and much more.

Awarding organisations have worked with a variety of industries to develop a first aid course that is ideal for workplaces with a high risk of injury.

First Aid aid at Work course learning outcomes;

Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider in reference to:

  • Preventing cross-infection
  • Importance of recording incidents and actions
  • Using available equipment
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency

Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who:

  • is unresponsive but breathing normally
  • is unresponsive but NOT breathing normally
  • is wounded and bleeding
  • has external bleeding
  • is suffering from medical shock
  • is having a heart attack
  • is having a stroke
  • has bites or stings
  • has had an electric shock
  • has injuries to eyes, bones, muscles, and joints
  • has chest injury
  • has splinter’s, cuts, grazes, or bruising
  • has minor burns or scalds
  • is having a seizure
  • has sudden poisoning
  • is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • has diabetes
  • has asthma
  • is suffering the effects of extreme heat or cold

Course Duration

18 guided learning hours (3 days).

Course Tests

Multiple Choice Question Paper.

  • 70% required to pass this part of the course (28 out of 40)

Practical Observations.

  • For this qualification, learners must be able to perform relevant practical tasks on the floor during the summative assessment. 100% pass mark required.

The assessment will take place under examination conditions; i.e. learners will sit at least 1.25 metres apart and will not be allowed to confer during the examination. No books, including dictionaries, will be permitted during the examination.

Course Qualification

Learners who successfully pass all the practical elements of the course and then pass the final multi-choice paper will be awarded an Ofqual-regulated QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) 

This is valid for 3 years from the assessment date of the course.

Each successful delegate will receive:

  • An Ofqual-regulated QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) certificate.
  • An Ofqual-regulated QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) pdf certificate.
  • QNUK plastic qualification card for a wallet or purse.

Course Pre-requisites

This first aid at work qualification is intended for those over the age of 16 who are capable of carrying out the responsibilities of a workplace emergency first aider. Learners aged 14 to 16 can pursue the qualification; however, employers should not rely solely on them to be first aiders.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have a sufficient command of the English language to understand the assessment and use the recommended assessment methods.

It is recommended that learners have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills, or equivalent.

Learners will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in the workplace.

This includes performing CPR on a casualty who is on the floor and being physically capable of doing so.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available to learners in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The Qualification can be delivered in other countries however learners should be aware that the content was developed in accordance with current UK practice.

Other First Aid Courses We Offer

Our pricing is open and transparent, with no hidden costs.

Book your course date with us, and we will come to your location to provide first aid training for you.

We also run workplace open courses from our centre in Rugby

Ideal for local businesses and individuals seeking nationally recognised accredited first aid qualifications.

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