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First Aid at Work – Level 3

This 3 day First Aid at Work (FAW) course is designed for people intending to act as a first aider at work. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills needed to give effective immediate life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses until emergency services arrive. Practical sessions will give the participant the confidence to deal with a variety of workplace hazards and emergencies.

3 days (18 hours) plus breaks
Course Details
The FAW syllabus includes amongst other topics:
  • Managing, recording and reporting of incidents
  • The HSE and BSI / First Aid Kits
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • Personal safety
  • Examination of a patient
  • Basic Life Support (CPR ) and Choking
  • Unconsciousness
  • Treatment of wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Assessment and treatment of a number common injuries and medical conditions
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Eye Injuries
  • Bites, Stings and Allergic reactions
  • Epilepsy and fits
  • Spinal Injures
Course Assessment

All candidates will be continually assessed during the course and will be expected to pass two multiple-choice tests and will need to achieve a pass rate of 75%.

There are also a number of practical assessments including:


The unconscious patient


Bleeding and Fractures.

Course Duration Information

These 3 days can be consecutive or organised one day a week over a three week period, scheduled to suit your requirements.

On special request, classes can also be arranged in the evening and weekends.

Course Pricing Information

Group price - £1,300: This is for up to 12 students to be held at your premises

This price includes :

  • Instructor fees
  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Use of all training equipment
  • Examination fee
  • Certificate fee

Corporate discounts are available to customers committing to a number of courses during a year.

Individual price: Unfortunately only group bookings are done for this course.

Other Information

FAW certificates issued are valid for three years and can be renewed by attending a 2 day First Aid at Work Re-qualification course prior to the First Aid at Work certificate expiring by no more than 28 days.

By signing up to our email reminder service and newsletter, the participant will be notified 3 months before their certificate expires.

The HSE strongly recommends that all current First Aiders attend an Annual Skills Update (First Aid Refresher Course) which takes 3 hours.