Level 3

(RQF) Emergency First Aid at Work

Employers are required to make an assessment of their first aid to establish what level of First Aid at Work Training Courses are required. This will depend on the workplace, taking into account size, location, no of employees and activities.

Course details

Duration: One day

Course type: Classroom

Number of candidates: 1 - 12

Learning outcomes

  • Understand roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • ow to assess an incident
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills in CPR and use of an AED
  • First aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock

Who needs this qualification?

First aiders in lower-risk work environments. The HSE strongly recommends that all first aiders undertake an annual refresher course, and candidates must re-qualify every three years.

Why is this training important?

The course and content address the needs of the first aider within the workplace.

Assessment type

The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical observation – The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. The ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills
  2. Written/oral questioning – Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack covering underpinning knowledge of first aid