Level 3 First Aid at Work

2-Day Course

This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire. 

Please consider the following rules for attendance:

  • A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date

  • If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied

Special considerations are:

  • A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course

OR …

  • A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course

  • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course

The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.

3-Day Course

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course Duration

This course runs over 18 hours spread over at least 3 days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

Course Content

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting

  • Heart attacks

  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

  • Eye injuries

  • Fractures and spinal injuries

  • Choking

  • Control of bleeding

  • Chest injuries

  • Assessment of the situation

  • Diabetes

  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

  • Asthma

  • Head injuries

  • Poisoning

  • Sprains and strains

  • Stroke

  • Burns

  • Epilepsy

  • Resuscitation

  • Bandaging

Certification

2-Day

Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers each day.
A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

3-Day

This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to sit the FAW Re-Qual course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.

Course Pricing

Course Title

Number of candidates

Price per person

First Aid at Work (2 day refresher)

Maximum of 12

£100.00

First Aid at Work (3 day course)

Maximum of 12

£150.00