TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

This regulated qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.

The recommended course duration is 3 days and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.

In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses. You can now become a fully qualified First Aider in the workplace, with two days of classroom training after completing this online course. Reduce your training and travel costs by using our engaging, blended online video based course. Learn at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended FAW course meets all of the requirements under the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience providing online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose ProTrainings you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The HSE dictate, that to be valid in the workplace, learners must retake the First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved. If no more than one calendar month over this 3 year period, you may qualify to take the course again in two days rather than three. We call this our ‘requalification’ course. You must give a copy of our original certificate to your instructor to qualify.  Please contact ProTrainings for further information.

The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher courses and our online course meets this requirement. 

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 16.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
QAN: 601/1864/7
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
GLH: 24
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
Funding Information
  • Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and Building
  • Distribution 
  • Forestry 
  • High risk businesses
  • AgricultureSports
  • Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring 
  • Any workplace where a higher level of training is required

This course comes with 18.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

1 Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
1.4 Complete an accident report form.
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.

2 Be able to assess an incident.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey.
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help.

3 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.

3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure.

4 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.

4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.

5 Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.

5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a
Partially blocked airway
Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.

6 Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.

6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding.
6.2 Control external bleeding.

7 Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.

7.1 Recognise shock.
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.

8 Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

1 Be able to conduct a secondary survey.

1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
1.2 Conduct a head to toe survey.

2 Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.

2.1 Recognise suspected; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
2.2 Administer first aid for; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains

3 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.

3.1 Recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
3.2 Administer first aid for suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury

4 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.

4.1 Recognise the different types of chest injury.
4.2 Administer first aid for a chest injury.

5 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.

5.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
5.2 Administer first aid for burns involving; Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity and Chemicals

6 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.

6.1 Give examples of common eye injuries.
6.2 Administer first aid for eye injuries involving; Dust, Chemicals and Embedded objects

7 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.

7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
7.2 Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.

8 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.

8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
8.2 Recognise anaphylaxis.
8.3 Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.

9 Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.

9.1 Recognise major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
9.2 Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes

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