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First Aid at Work (FAW) 3 Day 09:00-16:00


(Level 3 award in First Aid at Work (RQF) / Award in First Aid at Work SCQF at Level 6)

Where a first aid needs assessment identifies the necessity for a first aider in the workplace,this three-day qualification
meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid)
Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

The learner will gain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a wide range of workplace first aid

The qualification is also suitable for people with responsibility for the provision of first aid in other settings such as
voluntary and community groups.

Our First Aid at Work Course covers the following subjects:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Control of bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Asthma
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Bandaging
  • Diabetes
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Stroke
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness
  • Head injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Chest injuries
  • Epilepsy



Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher.


This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).

FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation.  The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.


Entry Requirements

The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+ and it is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake the course.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact us before attending the course.


Qualification Assessment

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and written assessment and a learner must pass both

assessments to be awarded the qualification.

There is no grading of the assessment, learners pass or are referred.


Practical assessment

Scenarios are set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment the learner will be asked set related oral questions by the trainer/assessor.  The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course with the trainer/assessor making learners aware of when they are being assessed and what they are required to demonstrate.  A learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to pass the practical assessment.


Written assessment

The learner must pass a written assessment.


The HSE guidance states that on expiry of their qualification a first aider is no longer considered competent to act as a first aider in the workplace. It is advisable to arrange requalification before expiry to ensure that a workplace is not left with a shortfall of qualified first aiders.

To requalify learners can attend a shortened 12-hour two-day requalification course.  The two-day requalification course covers all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the three-day course but

in a shortened length of time. A learner must attend a specific two-day FAW requalification course and cannot attend just two days of a three-day course.

Venue and Dates

Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 5th to 7th Aug 2024, Carlisle: Morton Manor Community Centre 12th to14th Aug 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 9th to 11th Sep 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 18th to 20th Sep 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 2nd to 4th Oct 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 8th to 10th Oct 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 6th to 8th Nov 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 12th to 14th Nov 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 3rd to 5th Dec 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 11tht to 13th Dec 2024


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