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First Aid at Work | Classroom

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training first aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. Therefore, the qualification is valid for three years from the date of award. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

We make sure that our courses are both informative and fun, and delegates are actively encouraged to contribute (we don’t like death by PowerPoint any more than the next), and our student feedback indicates we’re doing it right.

The qualification is divided into two units:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace


Who is this First Aid at Work Training course for? 

If you have identified that first-aiders are needed in your workplace, you must ensure that those identified to be first aiders undertake training appropriate to the need – typically this may be the first aid at work (FAW) course.

Those attending our First Aid at Work Course need to be suitable and fit to attend as there are practical elements to the course.

Learners need to be over the age of 14.

What will delegates get from the first aid course?

Upon successful completion the delegates will be able to add the following to the business:

  • Have an understanding of your role and responsibilities as a first-aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to conduct CPR
  • Be able to use an AED
  • Be able to administer first aid to a choking casualty

Benefits of holding the First Aid at Work and having trained first aiders in the workplace include:

  • Enhanced career progression
  • You will gain confidence
  • You will be able to save a life with the skills gained

What benefits will employers get from the First Aid at Work Course?

When your employees achieve this First Aid qualification, they will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from completing the course.

  • Having trained first aiders can save lives
  • Reduce the number of workplace accidents within the workplace
  • Enhance the work environment
  • Your business will be a safer place to work
  • First aid kits are used properly and maintained
  • It can keep employees safe outside of the workplace
  • It’s a great team-building exercise.

Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use thier Standard Learning Credits (SLC) on our First Aid courses.


First Aid at Work course syllabus

The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work course is a two-unit, three-day course that will enable successful candidates to act as a first aider in their workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981.

Day 1:
  • Role of first aiders
  • Legal framework
  • First aid boxes and their contents
  • Casualty assessment
  • Incident assessment
  • Care of unconscious casualties (Recovery Position)
  • Epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Cardiac arrest and CPR
  • Use of an AED*
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Minor wound treatment
  • Major wound treatment
  • Bandage techniques
Day 2:
  • Breathing and respiration
  • Asthma
  • Angina
  • Chest wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Fracture management
  • Spinal injury management
Day 3:
  • Poisoning
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Head injuries

How is the First Aid at Work course assessed?

  1. Complete and pass a multi-choice test paper
  2. Practical assessments are carried out during the course.

Candidates must demonstrate competence in the following:

  • Recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation with external bleeding and shock
  • Choking
  • Management of fractures
  • Secondary survey


On passing the assessments and the multiple-choice papers each candidate will be issued a Level 3 First Aid at Work Accredited Certificate. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

How long does it take to complete the First Aid at Work course?

3 days in the classroom.

How much does the course cost?

£252 for the classroom course.

  • This cost includes the tuitionexamination and certification of the course.

**Important information for students using ELC funding**

As per JSP 822, ELC funding received for ELCAS approved courses will only include the following tuition, examination and certification fees and VAT in the course cost as per ELCAS and MOD regulations.

As per JSP 822, Service Personnel/Service Leavers are personally responsible for the funding of their own course study book, we will arrange this for you @£12 per course booked.

What funding is available?

SLC Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Standard Learning Credits (SLC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £175.

To find out more about funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.

How do I book the course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the course, or, contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.


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What does the course cost include? +
  • Training and assessment fees
  • Highfield approved textbook
  • Comprehensive tutor support from an experienced First Aid trainer throughout your course
  • Highfields registration fees
Can this course be delivered as an in-house option? +

We are able to deliver this course at your venue. We are happy to travel anywhere in the UK and worldwide. To discuss this option, please call us on 01264 874466 or email us on info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

Who is the course accredited with? +

This Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is accredited by Highfield Qualifications.

What are the entry requirements to attend this course? +

There are no requirements to attend the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work but students need to be able to complete all physical aspects of the course.

What could I study after completing this course? +

A great course to complete after this could be any one of our Mental Health qualifications.


Scott Townley, First Aid at Work delegate

"Southwest Health and Safety was recommended by a friend, still serving within our HM Forces. I was searching for a professional company to help me gain health and safety qualifications and also with my transition from Military to Civilian Street. I spent 2 separate weeks completing IOSH Managing Safely and Level 3 First Aid at Work. Southwest Health and Safety provided excellent facilities for both courses and also the instruction was very professional with both classroom and practical aspects throughout. Both instructors were excellent with their subject knowledge and approach towards both courses. Southwest Health and Safety is highly recommended for a training provider and will be there 100% all of the way to accommodate your training needs, and advise where necessary. The company will also help with military, wanting to use Standard Learning Credits towards qualifications. 10 out of 10 for this Company and look forward to my next course with them."

Course Duration

3 Days

Course Dates

Andover: 27 - 29 August 2024

Andover: 22 - 24 October 2024

Andover: 17 -18 December 2024

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