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First Aid At Work / First Aid At Work Requalification (FAW / FAWR)

First Aid At Work / First Aid At Work Requalification (FAW / FAWR)

This course Qualifies to QA Level 3, 2 Units. QCF, OFQUAL Accredited

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

Key Facts

QAN Number::600/7621/5
Ofqual regulated?:Yes
Number of Units::2 mandatory units
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)::24 (12 for requalifying course)
Contact Learning Hours (CLH)::18 minimum (12 for requalifying course)
Credit Value::3
Assessment::5 x Practical assessments, 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
Qualification Valid For::3 years

Course Overview

Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more. The Refresher course duration is 2 days.

Our first aid at work course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It gives learners the first aid skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • is burnt
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • is having a medical emergency:
    • seizure
    • heart attack*
    • angina attack
    • stroke
    • asthma attack
    • severe allergic reaction
    • diabetic emergency
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:
    • assessing a casualty
    • monitoring a casualty
    • where to get help
    • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.

This course is designed around delivering the learning outcomes in a fun, and relaxed manner. Our bespoke course has received continual high quality scores, and is delivered by professional adult educators.

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