Course Profile

Course Profile: Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW) (3 Days)
Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders then this Level 3 qualification (Level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable trained personnel.
This comprehensive 3 day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence 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
Unit 1 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
Unit 2 Recognition and Management of Illness
The course is designed for staff who require a greater understanding of First Aid for the recognition and management of illness and injury at work.
A maximum of 12 learners on this course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the First Aider
  • 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
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness including Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma, Diabetes
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 practical demonstrations, working at floor level. They 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. There is a cost of £13.45 per person for the approved certification and manuals used on the course.