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Emergency First Aid at Work

This course is only available to council commissioned providers and is ideally suited to workplaces which have lower health and safety risks.

Course overview

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is ideally suited to workplaces which have lower health and safety risks. It is designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

Purpose of the course

The purpose of the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to provide appropriate care and manage life threatening conditions, minor illness and injuries. The course will enable learners to:

  • Understand the role of the first aider including infection control and recording incidents.
  • Assess situations, circumstances and events in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds and small splinters.
  • Deliver and assess the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).


Assessment consists of:

  • three practical assessments
  • one theory assessment (multiple choice question paper)
  • continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course

Certification / qualification

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work. This is an Ofqual regulated qualification which is valid for three years.

Course availability

There are four sessions available with 12 places on each:

Thursday 15 September 20229.00am to 4.00pmThe Novus Centre, Peterlee
Monday 7 November 20229.00am to 4.00pmEducation Centre, Stanley

How to book

To request a booking form, please contact us.

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