Childcare and Teacher Training

First Aid at Work Level 3 (Three Days)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year. The next start dates are to be confirmed and will run from 9:30 till 3pm.

Entry requirements

There are no prior qualifications required for this programme but a minimum of Level 1 literacy is recommended. The course is suitable only for candidates aged 16 plus who are physically able to carry out the assessed procedures.

You will achieve

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

Course overview

This first aid at work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work

This course is designed to meet the requirements for first-aid provision by larger employers and in higher-risk workplaces under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Candidates successfully completing the course will be able to act as a first aider in the workplace.

Course content

The programme contains two units, both of which must be successfully completed to achieve the award.

Unit 1

  • What is emergency first aid?
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities
  • Action in an emergency
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • The respiratory system
  • Resuscitation
  • Disorders of the circulation
  • Disorders of respiration
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Foreign objects

Unit 2

  • Bones, joints and muscle injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest and abdominal injuries
  • Specialised burn injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Poisoning
  • Major illnesses
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold

Assessment is based on your performance in the practical elements of the course and successfully completing a question paper.

No equipment is required.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £189 full fee payable Competitive group rates available

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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First Aid at Work Level 3 (Three Days)

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