Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) 

Three day first aid course 
Two day requalification course 
This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. 
 
Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. 
 
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is now included at no extra cost! 
Course Duration : Three days 
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 18 hours over 3 days. 
 
First Aid at Work re-qualification is a 12 hour course over two days. 
 
Assessment 
The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. 
 
Certificate 
All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials including a complimentary first aid kit, resuscitation face, shield and a book. 
Course Content 
The roles and responsibilities of the First Aider 
Assessing an incident 
Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing - recovery position 
Choking 
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Bleeding, grazes, embedded objects 
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) 
Shock 
Burns and scalds 
Fitting and seizures 
Stroke 
Heart Attack and Angina 
Eye injury 
Head injury 
Spinal injury 
Poisoning 
Diabetes 
Breaks, fractures and dislocations 
Asthma 
Severe Allergic Reaction - Anaphylaxis 
Course Completion 
A final assessment of knowledge and skill is a requirement of this programme. 
 
Successful candidates will be awarded a wallet-sized qualification card on completion and receive a full colour A4 certificate. 
 
The qualification is valid for 3 years but the HSE Strongly strongly recommend refresher training every 12 months. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials including a complimentary first aid kit, resuscitation face, shield and a book.