Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Our Emergency First Aid at Work course is aimed at low-to-medium risk environments or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work.

This 1-day course provides a basic overview of the core elements of first aid. As a result, learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to respond effectively to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies in the workplace.

Course Overview

First of all, learners are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and legal requirements in the workplace. In addition to learning how to carry out a scene survey and casualty assessment, students are taught how to check for responsiveness, open an airway, and check for breathing.

Practical lessons include CPR, choking, the recovery position, bleeding, and burns. Especially relevant is the lesson on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) due to this now being recognised as a vital step in Basic Life Support.

  • 1.1 – Roles and Responsibilities of the First Aider
  • 1.2 – Incident and Casualty Assessment
  • 2.1 – CPR / AED and Choking
  • 2.2 – Secondary Survey and Recovery Position
  • 3.1 – Bleeding and Burns
  • 3.2 – Minor Injuries
  • 4.1 – Catastrophic Bleeding
Course Length Qualification Certification Period
1 day Level 2 Award 3 years

If your first aid needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional training, we also offer First Aid at Work which teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years.

H2SAL Level 2 Award (SRF) £60 per person
QA Level 2 Award (QCF) £90 per person


Emergency First Aid at Work is a practical, hands-on course. Therefore it delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. Consequently, learners must be physically capable of carrying out the practical elements of the course such as CPR and recovery position.

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. While there are no other formal entry requirements, to benefit from the training we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or Numeracy or equivalent.

Contact Us

How 2 Save A Life (Retford) – Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire
How 2 Save A Life (Belper) – Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and the West Midlands

Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre
Emergency First Aid at Work - Casualty Assessment
Emergency First Aid at Work - Opening and Airway
Emergency First Aid at Work - CPR and AED
Emergency First Aid at Work - Minor Injurie
Emergency First Aid at Work - Heart Attack
Emergency First Aid at Work - Recovery Position