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The First Aid at Work Course is a comprehensive, three-day course designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to help in most first aid situations found in the workplace. The First Aid at Work Course also looks at the responsibilities of the first aider. On successfully completing this course, attendees will be confident, safe, prompt and effective first aiders.


This course is accredited through the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), however we can also offer OFQUAL regulated Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work through either Highfield Qualifications or QNUK.

Who is the Course For?

Nominated first aiders in larger organisations, or from organisations working in high risk sectors such as construction, farming, manufacturing and factories and anyone with an interest in first aid.


The First Aid at Work Course covers the syllabus required under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which can be found on the HSE website.

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Primary survey
  • Unconscious casualties (including seizure)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking casualties
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Casualties suffering from shock
  • Minor injuries, including small cuts, grazes & bruises and small splinters
  • Bones, joint and muscle injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Heart Attacks
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes


  • The First Aid at Work Course is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace first aider.
  • Learners between 14-16 years can undertake the course, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.
  • It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
  • Learners are required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore learners must be physically capable of doing this.

Course Duration

18 contact hours.
Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over 3-days, 09:30 – 16:30.

This course can be delivered via blended learning, where 1/3rd of the course is delivered online prior to the face-to-face session, which would be run over 12 contact hours, typically 09:30 – 16:30 over 2-days.

Awarding Body

First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)

Qualification Code


Delivery Type

Face-to-Face, or Blended learning course, with 1 day elearning followed by 2 face-to-face days.

Maximum Learners Per Tutor


Assessment Method

Multiple choice exam paper and practical assessment.


First Aid at Work Certificates are valid for 3-years. First Aiders must undergo a 2-day First Aid at Work Requalification Course to maintain their qualification.

It is also strongly recommended by the HSE that all First Aiders undergo annual refresher training.

Booking a course

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