Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

This full First Aid at Work course is suitable for people who work in medium-to-high risk environments. It is also ideal for organisations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for more extensive first aid training.

First Aid at Work teaches learners a wide range of first aid skills. As a result, learners are given the knowledge and confidence to respond effectively to 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, burns, amputation, fractures, and sprains and strains. 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.

Furthermore, First Aid at Work provides training in the treatment of serious injuries and illnesses such as head and spinal injury, stroke, epilepsy and diabetes.

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Infection control
  • Communication and consent
  • Documentation
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Signs and symptoms
  • First aid kits
  • Calling emergency services
  • CPR and AED
  • AED safety
  • Choking
  • Recovery position
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Bandages
  • Packing a wound
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Tourniquets
  • Small cuts, grazes, bumps, and bruises
  • Nosebleeds
  • Splinters
  • Bites and stings
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Hypoxia
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma and hyperventilation
  • Incisions
  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • Contusions
  • Puncture wounds
  • Gunshots wounds
  • Embedded objects
  • Degloving
  • Amputation
  • Crushing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head to toe survey
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
  • Hypothermia
Course Length Qualification Certification Period
3 days – initial Level 3 Award 3 years
2 days – requalification Level 3 Award 3 years


If you are requalifiying you may be able to sit this course over two days instead of three. Please see the diagram below contact us to check your eligibility.


On successful completion of this course you will receive a HSE compliant First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years. Choose from a H2SAL regulated or a nationally-recognised Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards.

  Open Courses
at our venue
Group Courses
at your venue
H2SAL Level 3 Award (SRF)
 HSE compliant
  Regulated by H2SAL
£180 / person (3 days)
£120 / person (2 days)
£1080 / group (3 days) *
£720 / group (2 days) *
QA Level 3 Award (RQF)
  HSE compliant
  Regulated by Ofqual
  Accredited by Qualsafe Awards
  Nationally recognised
£210 / person (3 days)
£150 / person (2 days)
£1080 / group (3 days) *
£720 / group (2 days) *
+ £30 / person

* Maximum of 12 persons per group.


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.


Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre
First Aid at Work - Incident Assessment
First Aid at Work - Amputation
First Aid at Work - Head and Spinal Injuries
First Aid at Work - CPR & AED
First Aid at Work - Bleeding
First Aid at Work - Epilepsy
First Aid at Work - Heart Attack
First Aid at Work - Casualty Assessment
First Aid at Work - Diabetes
First Aid at Work - CPR & AED