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Level 3 First Aid at Work

A 3 day course over 18 guided learning hours a maximum of 12 learners

Level 3 First Aid at Work (refresher) 

A 2 day course over 12 guided learning hours a maximum of 12 learners

Level 3 First Aid at Work: 3 day course 

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of your First Aid needs highlight the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualifications (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel. 

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course. 

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. 


A range of subjects are covered: 

• Legality, responsibilities and reporting. Heart attacks and dealing with an unresponsive casualty, 

• Eye injuries, Fractures, spinal injuries, Choking, Control of bleeding, Chest injuries, 

• Assessment of the situation, Diabetes, Shock (including Anaphylaxis), Asthma, 

• Head injuries, Poisoning, Sprains and strains, Stroke, Burns, Epilepsy, Resuscitation and Bandaging. 



A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age. 


This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to sit the FAW Re-Qual course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses. 

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