Course Profile

Course Profile: Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) (1 Day)
Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award for Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Assessment is ongoing by the tutor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to learners who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all First Aiders undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aiders that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe, effective and respectful manner. The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
Care certificate: 13
RQF Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work


The course is designed for staff working at all levels in a variety of roles and in diverse settings who may be called upon to provide basic First Aid until the arrival of suitably qualified assistance.
A maximum of 12 learners on this course.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Understand the role of the First Aider including preventing cross infection, use of  available First Aid equipment, when to access Primary Health Care services and the recording of incidents
  • Be able to assess an incident to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Be able to manage an unconscious casualty who is breathing normally (including seizure)
  • Be able to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.)
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is bleeding including the application of dressings & bandages
  • Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms and treat a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
Training methods utilised include tutor presentations, small and large group work, problem solving, practical exercises, handouts, PowerPoint and flip chart.

The course will involve the participation of learners, not only in discussion but also in a number of practical demonstrations. Learners are therefore advised to wear comfortable clothing e.g. trousers and flat shoes and should be in good health i.e. able to kneel down and perform a range of practical skills working at floor level. Please note there is an additional fee of £9.38 per person for the handbook and approved certification.