The aim of the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW) is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.
Who Should Take This Qualification?
You should take this course if you are required to complete a First Aid at Work course for the purpose of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) regulations 1981. This may mean that you have assessed your working environment and decided that you need one (or more) full First Aid at Work Qualified persons on site.
There are no prerequisites for this course. You will be required to complete practical activities & assessments during the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Initial). Learners do not need good literacy skills to complete the course or qualification, but there will be a multiple choice paper at the end of the course. Should anyone experience difficulties with this style of assessment this can be completed verbally in certain circumstances. Please contact us for further details.
Already Have a Current First Aid at Work Certificate?
If you already hold a current First Aid at Work certificate then you do not need to complete the full three days of the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Initial). Instead you are eligible for the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Requalification) which only lasts two days. You can complete the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Requalification) as long as the last date of the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Requalification) qualification is no more than one calendar month after the expiry date of your current First Aid at Work certificate. If you are in any doubt please get in touch with us.
What Will I Learn?
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
- the importance of preventing cross infection
- the need for recording incidents and actions
- use of available equipment
- assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
Administer appropriate first aid to current protocols to a casualty who:
- is unconscious
- is not breathing
- is choking
- is wounded and bleeding
- is in shock or has fainted
- is burned or scalded
- has injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries, head injuries or chest injuries
- has eye injuries
- is suffering from poisoning
- is in anaphylactic shock
- is suffering from extreme temperature, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heatstroke
Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid to a casualty who is suffering from:
Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, small splinters).
The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work has two units that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.
- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Managing Illness and Injury in the Workplace
This qualification is three days in duration