QA Level 3 First Aid at Work - 3 day course

This course is useful if you require in-depth knowledge and practical skills to deal with first aid emergencies in the workplace. This course is mandatory to qualify as a First Aider and meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations.


The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over, although a learner is unable to act as a First Aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16.


This course consists of two units which learners must successfully complete to achieve the full qualification. Learners completing unit 1 only can be certificated with the FAA Award in Emergency First Aid.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation.
An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a mannequin at floor level. It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning needs. Please discuss any specific needs you may have with our team at the time of booking.

Duration 3 days (18 hours)

Number of candidates – 12 maximum

On site requirementsa room to comfortably seat all candidates, and floor space for the practical sections.


The learner will gain reporting knowledge and practical competence to confidently deal with workplace first aid situations, including allergic reactions, injuries and life-saving techniques. A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Role of the first aider
  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Basic life support
  • Recovery position
  • Respiratory concerns
  • Circulatory concerns
  • Chest injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and cold concerns
  • Head injuries


A three-year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. This qualification is regulated and awarded by Qualsafe Awards, which is one of the largest Ofqual recognised awarding organisations in the UK. Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. No external assessors are required.


Please read the full terms and conditions before booking.