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First Aid at Work Course - Level 3 Award (QCF)

Course Details

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF). This training course has been approved by Ofqual as complying with the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


Dates & Venues

19 - 21 September 2018, 09:00 – 17:30, Lewsey Sports Park

21-23 November 2018, 09:00 – 17:30, Lewsey Sports Park

Course Aim

This is a comprehensive course aimed at equipping candidates with the skills and knowledge required to carry out first aid within the workplace.

Course Format

3 days (minimum of 18 contact hours) that will be delivered in a variety of formats.

Who should do the course

Anyone who is required to hold a First Aid at Work qualification within their designated workplace or wishes to expand on the skills they have already attained.


Ongoing Assessment throughout the course to include:
Demonstration of Casualty Management
Demonstration of basic life support (CPR)
Demonstration of ability to control bleeding
Treatment of specific medical conditions
Oral questions designed to test underpinning knowledge.

Course Content

Theory to include

The Aims of First Aid
Action in an Emergency
Management of an Unconscious Casualty
Adult resuscitation (CPR)
Control of Bleeding
Burns and Scalds
Fractures, Dislocation, Sprains
Eye injuries
Recognition and Treatment of illness
Recognition and Treatment of medical conditions
Record Keeping and First Aid Boxes

Practical to include

Management of an Unconscious Casualty
Basic Life Support - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Control of Bleeding - including basic bandaging techniques
Management of Choking
Management of Fractures

Entry Requirements

As a professionally approved and accredited qualification, requiring the support of various risk assessments, safe systems of work documents and insurance this qualification is officially for the 'workplace' and therefore candidates will need to be of working age. Where those of 'pre-force' working age require a suitable qualification then a community type qualification would be more suitable.

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the course.

Must be able to undertake practical activity involving kneeling and lying down.

All Active Luton courses are delivered and assessed in English. Tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start.

No previous first aid experience is required. This comprehensive course will equip candidate with the skills and knowledge required to carry out first aid within the workplace. This qualification has been approved by the HSE as complying with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Re-assessment is required every 3 years – candidates can renew by attendance at a Refresher course (12 hour contact) providing that the qualification is in date. HSE guidance also recommends that all holders of this qualification undertake a Skills Update session on an annual basis (3.5 hours minimum).

Certification Qualification

Awarding body: IQL - RLSS UK

Validity Period

36 months.

The HSE recommend that all First Aiders attend annual refresher training to help reduce the impact of 'first aid skills fade’.



Book a Course

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To Find Out More

Contact Caroline Parcell, CPD Admin Officer:
Call: 01582 400 272
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