This is a QA level 3 award in First Aid at Work. It is based on the HSE training standards for the delivery of first aid at work. The certificate is valid for 3 years. Annual refresher courses are recommended by HSE.
The course is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work or who are involved in voluntary community activities. It enables people to deal with a range of first aid situations.
The course is a minimum of 18 hours, of both practical and theoretical learning. An individual's knowledge and skills are appraised using a combination of practical and multiple choice assessments.
- Airway and breathing problems
- Circulation problems
- Wounds and bleeding
- Poisons, burns and scalds
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Effects of heat and cold
- Health and safety