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First Aid at Work Course (Level 3)



1.  Learners should, as a minimum, have English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to learn and pass the course.


1.       Learners' identification is checked at the start of the course and before they undertake the assessment.  One of the following as proof of a learner’s identity is required:

•   a valid passport (any nationality)

•   a signed UK photocard driving licence

•   a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police

•   another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.

2.       Learners without a proper identification will not be able to sit the exam hence it is important that they carry their ID with them on the first day of the course and on the examination day.


1.   The course includes an ongoing summative practical and theoretical assessment at various stages during the course.

2.   The qualification is valid for a 3 year period from the final training session.

COURSE CONTENTS (Total classroom days: 3 > Study hours: Total 7 hours  (classroom only)


  • Chapter 1   -  Role and responsibilities of the first aider 

  • Chapter 2   -  Legislation

  • Chapter 3   -  Responsibilities

  • Chapter 4   -  Action at an emergency

  • Chapter 5   -  Primary and Secondary Surveys

  • Chapter 6   -  The respiratory system, Resuscitation, Disorders of respiration and circulation

  • Chapter 7   -  Wounds and bleeding

  • Chapter 8   -  Epilepsy, Minor burns and scalds

  • Chapter 9   -  Other injuries: Bones, joints, muscle, head, spinal, eye and poisoning injuries

  • Chapter 10 -  Major illnesses

  • Chapter 11 -  Effects of extreme heat and cold

  • Chapter 12 -  Paediatric Basic Life Support

  • Chapter 13 -  Defibrillation with an AED


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