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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW)

The 3-day First Aid at Work course is the highest level in first aid qualifications. It provides a comprehensive set of skills for the safety and well being of staff and pupils. The course meets the standard requirements set out in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Health and Safety law places a duty upon employers to ensure that the welfare of employees is paramount. This course is suitable if the assessment of first aid needs highlights the requirement for qualified first aiders. Successful completion of the course will ensure that you have highly skilled personnel in your school.

The course can be run over 3 consecutive days or over a period, not exceeding 10 weeks.


Course Overview

  • Legalities, roles, reporting and responsibilities
  • Scene and casualty assessment
  • Resuscitation and use of an AED
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Asthma, anaphylaxis and use of an autoinjector
  • Choking
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Fractures and bandaging
  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Poisoning
  • Chest and crush injuries
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Strains and sprains
Delegates are awarded an Ofqual National Level 3 Award, which is valid for 3 yearsUp to 12 delegates
Minimum age of 14 Responsibility in the workplace cannot be assumed until the age of 16
A range of methods are used, to accommodate all types of learners. This will include practical, written and questioning.
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