First Aid at Work


Qualsafe Awards

Course duration

3 Days

Certificate valid for

3 years

Our Qualsafe (QA) Level 3 Award in First Aid (RQF) is a nationally regulated recognised qualification. This 3 day First Aid at Work course meets the standards required to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, endorsed by the HSE, and is suitable for those persons who are responsible for providing emergency First Aid treatment, including how to deal with a range of injuries and illnesses, to employees and visitors within the workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

This is the same qualification as the Redcross and St Johns, preparing first aiders for both emergency and non-emergency situations.

First Aid at Work Course Overview

Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more. 

First Aid at Work Course Objective

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace. 


The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to take on the role of first aider in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is twelve.

6 x Practical assessments, 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.


Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) certificate as well a plastic aide memoire, both personalised with their Centre’s details.

Requalification requirements 

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified. It is possible to reduce GLH when requalifying and attend a 12 hour FAW requalifying course. In order to attend a 12 hour requalifying course, Learners must produce their current or previous recently expired FAW certificate. The certificate should be in a format as accepted by HSE. Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.


The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.