First Aid at Work


Qualification Overview

This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

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The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations. We focus on the skills necessary to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, maintain care and comfort of the casualty. The emphasis is to deal with life threatening situations and keep the casualty alive until professional help arrives.

Structure of the Qualification

Our instructors deliver this course in a dynamic way by relating the learning to the specific workplace, thereby making it not only relevant but interesting as well.

We have all heard stories of first instructors spending the whole course talking about what they have done and their opinions! Our instructors are not full of their own self importance and will go that extra bit further to ensure all candidates gain the knowledge they require in a fun and safe training environment.

This course will cover:

  • The Role of the First Aider
  • Incident and Casualty Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Recovery Position inc. Management of Seizures
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding and Hypovolaemic Shock 
  • Minor Injuries 
  • Respiratory System
  • Hypoxia
  • Chest Injuries
  • Asthma and Hyperventilation
  • Circulatory System
  • Wounds & Bleeding Extras – Nose Bleeds, Amputation, Embedded Objects, Crush Injuries, Internal Bleeding.
  • Eye Injuries
  • Shock – Different Types. 
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina and Heart Attacks
  • Strokes “Brain Attack”
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Poisons
  • Skeletal System
  • Fractures / Dislocations
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Head Injuries – Concussion, Compression and Fractured Skull.
  • Secondary Survey
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy

Assessment and Certification

Candidates are assessed during the course on their practical skills and at the end of day one and three of the course there is a short multiple choice paper to complete. Don’t worry about these as our instructor will not assess your practical skills until you have had ample time to practice and get used to the techniques!

Certificates are valid for 3 years and ScJ Training will contact the candidates prior to the expiry date to remind them of the requirement to renew in order to maintain their certification. In order to renew you must attend a 2 day First Aid at Work Re-Qualification Course. If you go over 3 months from your certificate date you will need to attend the full 3 day First Aid at Work course again.

The HSE recommend that each year First Aiders attend a half day ‘Skills Refresher’ in order to stay up to date with the latest changes in procedures and to reduce the chances of ‘skills fade’. If you require a half day update course please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Note – Whilst a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should encourage staff to redo their qualification in good time.

Intended Audience

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with a situation.

For further information, availability and pricing please contact us.

3 Day – Level 3 (QCF)

Qualsafe Awards Course







  • ‘Fabulous Food. Great instructor who went the extra mile to meet our specific needs.– S.A.Backshall – Qualsafe Awards – Emergency First Aid at Work Course

  • Sam covered all aspects of the course in detail and answered any questions that was asked. Excellent service. Very Professional, would recommend.– T. Austin – Qualsafe Awards – Emergency First Aid at Work Course.

  • Very approachable. Very clear + understandable. Very Friendly.– M. Braim – Qualsafe Awards – Emergency First Aid at Work Course.