First Aid at Work (FAW)

Course overview

Our three day First Aid at Work course covers all the subjects required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to make this an approved course. However, if you have particular risks in your workplace please let us know in advance of the course so that we can tailor your time with us to include training in those area. 

The course covers the following topics: 

  • Adult resuscitation (CPR)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pains
  • Choking adult
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Head injuries
  • Defibrillator prompts and how to respond (theory-based)
  • Defibrillator pad placement (theory-based)
  • Low blood sugar
  • Managing an emergency
  • Minor and severe bleeding
  • Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
  • Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Unresponsive adult
Catastrophic bleeding can be added as an optional module for workplaces that require it following your first aid needs assessment

Who is this course for?

This course would be ideal for:

  • All workplace first aiders, but especially those in larger or higher risk environments
  • Anyone wanting an in-depth understanding of emergency first aid and medical conditions
  • Anyone looking for a good basis in first aid to progress onto other medical courses

If this is not the course for you, we also offer the very popular 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course. 


Our First Aid at Work course is 18 hours, excluding breaks, over a minimum of three days. This is a HSE requirement for this course. 

Courses usually assemble ready to begin at 9am and finish each day at 5pm with breaks throughout the day. Students must attend the whole course to be able to receive their certificate. 


When you successfully complete a course you will be sent a secure PDF certificate to print and proudly display in your workplace. 

We can also provide full colour, hard copy certificates with industry-leading security features or credit card style plastic certificates on request. Additional charges apply, please contact us for more details.  

Certificates are valid for three years. After this you must attend the full course again to requalify. Annual refresher training is strongly recommended. 

What's included in the price?

Your course booking fees includes:

  • Registration on your course
  • A full colour course book and training pack to practice your new skills
  • A secure, printable PDF certificate on completion
  • Refreshments throughout the day – tea, coffee and snacks
  • Access to our resources area for ongoing continuing professional development
  • Free certificate expiry reminder service

Hear what our students say about this course

"A brilliant course, really loved that we had the opportunity to ask lots of questions"

Rebecca Meredith
Cross-Links Youth Centre

Any questions?

You can call us on 0330 133 2444,  email us at or click below to contact us through our website for more information

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