Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
18 + Hours

Course Overview

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the (3 Day) Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work RQF qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

This qualification is ideal for larger workplaces and or workplaces that have been risk assessed as HIGH risk.

From £1,150 for up to 12 attendees, or £170 per attendee

RQF/OfQual Recognition

This qualification is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is regulated by OfQual (the official regulator of qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland).


This Qualification consists of two modules with both module make the Full Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work:

Unit 1 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

  • Unit 1= Credits: 1

Unit 2 Recognition & Management of Illness & Injury in the Workplace.

  • Unit 2= Credits: 2

Total Qualification= Credits: 3

Guided Learning Hours: 18 minimum

Course Content

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • Correctly use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) including following the voice prompts and correct pad placement;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

Provide emergency first aid at work (see above);

Administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
  • Chest injuries;
  • Burns and scalds;
  • Eye injuries;
  • Sudden poisoning;
  • Anaphylactic shock;
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

Course Assessment

Assessment method:

Ongoing practical assessment by the course trainer/s throughout the duration of the course in a low stress environment.

Course Duration

Normally (3 days) but can be broken down into smaller sessions, with a minimum of 18 hours contact teaching  hours (excluding lunch and breaks).

Course Package

  • Minimum of 1 trainer per 12 attendees.
  • Interactive hands on practical training.
  • One AED training unit per 2 attendees.
  • One CPR training manikin (Adult) per attendee.
  • Easy to follow individual course manual.
  • A recognised qualification certificate with 3 years license to practice.

Certification / Revalidation

On successful completion of the course, attendees will be issued with the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work RQF qualification valid for 3 years.

The full First Aid at Work qualification is revalidated by completing a shorter Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work RQF Requalification course over 12 + hours, providing the orginal FAW certificate is within its valid lifetime.

The full FAW and Requalification FAW certificates are valid 3 years.

Holders of this qualification are strongly recommended by the HSE to attended a 3 hour Annual Update training course every year.


On-site courses can be held at your own venue, starting from £1,150 for up to and including 12 attendees.

Individual places on our open courses held in the South West region start from as little as £170 per attendee.

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