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First Aid At Work Annual Refresher

First Aid At Work Annual Refresher

HSE guidelines state that employers should ensure their first aiders remain competent to perform their role. As such, it is strongly recommended that first aiders undertake annual refresher training to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures.

Intended Audience

The First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (QAR) qualification is specifically designed to allow qualified first aiders to update their first aid skills yearly, until requalification training is required.

Key Facts

Number of Units::1 mandatory unit
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)::3
Assessment::3 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
Qualification Valid For::Recommended annually until first aid requalification training is required.

Course Overview

Over a half day period, Learners will leave with a renewed confidence having had the opportunity to practise essential first aid procedures, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, wounds and bleeding, shock and more.

This qualification can be delivered as a standalone course (minimum of 3 hours) or as a ‘bolt on’ (1.5 hours excluding breaks) to other first aid qualifications that share the same assessment criteria.

The course recaps how to help someone who is:

  • unresponsive and not breathing (including a practical awareness session on how to use an automated external defibrillator/AED)
  • unresponsive and breathing
  • bleeding
  • having a seizure
  • choking.

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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