First Aid at Work

The First Aid at Work training course provides learners with a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces, giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations and conforms with HSE guidance.

Course description

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive the most thorough first aid training. Most importantly, it is most suited to those working in higher-risk environments, such as building sites, warehouses or those with large staff or customer numbers.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Booking for a group of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

Need to requalify? – We deliver First Aid at Work Requalification courses

Need a first aid refresher? View our Annual Refresher course.

What are the different learning methods for this course? 

Face to face learning (Our Fave!)

Classic learning is entirely classroom based, this course requires 3 days in the classroom. We always recommend this type of training to get as much practical experience as possible


Non-Consecutive learning is entirely classroom-based, however, the 3 days are spread across 3 weeks.

Blended Learning

Blended learning has 2 parts:

Part 1: Online

You are in control because this part of the course is self-directed and is expected that it will take a day (or 6 hours) to complete in total. You can complete the modules at your own pace in your own environment providing you with the flexibility you need. The online training must be completed within 6 weeks before your face-to-face training.

You must complete the online section of this course before attending the face to face part.

Part 2: Face-to-face (at your training venue)

You are spending 2 days in the classroom where you will be in a group with your fellow blended course mates. The day will be led by a specialist trainer.

What topics are covered on a First Aid at Work course?

Adult resuscitation (CPR)

Allergic reaction


Bone, muscle and joint injuries

Burns and scalds

Chest pains

Choking adult

Communication and casualty care

Eye injuries


Head injuries

Defibrillators and safe use (we use real AED training devices, not theory and laminates! 👀)

Low blood sugar

Managing an emergency

Minor and severe bleeding

Poisons and how to manage poisoning

Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)



Spinal injuries


Unresponsive adult

Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer and multiple-choice theory assessments.

For those doing Blended learning, there are also online knowledge checks.


Successful candidates receive a nationally recognised, Ofqual accredited Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF) certificate, valid for three years.

Any questions?

Just contact us 👍

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