Overview top

The RQF Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification covers a wide range of CPR and first aid skills, equipping the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.

This three-day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills, providing you with the skills to ensure a safe working environment.

The First Aid at Work course is 18 hours and is delivered over three consecutive days. The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, as well as a practical assessment on CPR and first aid. Successful learners will receive a Highfield Qualifications certificate which is valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet HSE requirements.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider

  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

  • How to manage a casualty who is in shock

  • How to assess an incident

  • How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking

  • How to manage a casualty with a minor injury

  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

  • How to manage a casualty with external bleeding

  • How to conduct a secondary survey

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds

  • How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

Courses are available at our training centre in South Shields, however we can also train groups (up to 12) at your place of work. Please contact Marine.SafetyTraining@stc.ac.uk for more information and prices.

Entry Requirements top

Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior first aid knowledge is required. Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

Assessment top

First Aid at Work is trainer assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All assessment criteria in the units must be achieved.

Further Information top

Renewal

In order to re-qualify learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit. The delivery time can be adjusted based on current HSE guidance for requalification (2 days). It is considered appropriate to reduce the time by 6 hours for re-qualification to 12 hours.

Dates & Fees

Reduced fees may be applicable depending upon your personal circumstances, please contact us for details
Start End 16-18 Year Old 19+ Full Cost
13/12/2017 15/12/2017 Free £275.00/£275.00*
*Fee for non-UK residents
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all information relating to courses and fees is correct on the website it is always advisable to call our Student Services team to check the current situation with regards to fees and funding.

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