First Aid At Work Level 3 and Refresher Course
Attending First Aid At Work training course is the first step in gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to prepared you for an unfortunate situation should arise. Where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for a First Aider in the Workplace, this three-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
The learner will attain knowledge and the practical competence required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.
This First Aid At Work training course will not make you a doctor, a nurse or a paramedic, but it will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to save a life as a qualified First Aider.
This training course will provide the necessary training required to be a qualified First Aider. You will cover the legal duties, provide an understanding and requirements in an unfortunate situation.
The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:
– The role of the First Aider
– Managing an emergency
– Communication and casualty care
– Bleeding (minor and severe)
– Bone, muscle and joint injuries
– Burns and scalds
– Chest pains (including heart attack)
– Choking (adult and babies)
– Eye injuries
– Defibrillator prompts and how to respond
– Head injuries
– Health and safety (first aid) regulations
– Low blood sugar
– Resuscitation (adult CPR)
– Severe allergic reaction
– Spinal injuries
– Unresponsive casualty
– Defibrillator pad placement
L74 Guidance on First Aid at Work regulations
The qualification is available to candidates aged 14 or over but a candidate is unable to act as a First Aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and candidates must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation. An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a manikin at floor level.
It is recommended that candidates should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a candidate who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact us to discuss.
The qualification is assessed by a written assessment.
Candidate must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
The candidate will complete a written assessment paper containing 20 open and multiple choice questions needing to achieve a minimum of 15 out of 20 to pass. The duration of the assessment is 30 minutes.
Certification of the course is valid for 3 years upon completion. On completion candidates will be awarded a First Aid at Work Level 3 certificate by First Aid Awards (FAA) who are regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. Our qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).