First Aid at Work

This course is suitable for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work, and covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

First aid at work certificate (valid for three years)
  • Become a qualified first aider in a high risk workplace.
  • Covers accidents and emergencies which could happen in the workplace.
  • Includes a training pack of materials to help learners practice their skills.


This course covers the content specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSE NI). All workplace courses are fully approved by the HSE.

  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Assessing a casualty
  • Monitoring a casualty
  • Where to get help
  • Electrical incidents
  • Accident recording and reporting
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Unresponsive and breathing
  • Unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator(AED)
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Fainting
  • Poisoning
  • Head injury
  • Hypothermia / heat exhaustion
  • Medical emergency
  • Seizure
  • Heart attack
  • Angina attack
  • Stroke
  • Asthma attack
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)


The three day course normally runs from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions. As an alternative the course can be run in 2 hour sessions over 10 weeks, this gives flexibility to fit with your business needs.

Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to get down to the floor and willing to work in pairs.  The Health and Safety Executive states we can run this course with group sizes up to 12, although feedback from previous courses mean we prefer to run these courses with 4 to 8 as this gives a more hands on time for participants leading to greater understanding and confidence.

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.


The participants are assessed throughout the course and upon successful completion they receive a Level 3 NVQ certificate which is valid for 3 years. Requalification is via a 2 day day (12 hour) course before the end of the 3 years.


To Book a Course

To book this course for your company or to enquire about spaces on future courses please email us.