Is this course right for me?
The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.
- Learners must be at least 14 years old
- First Aiders in the workplace should be able to cope with physically and emotionally demanding situations
- There are no formal entry requirements.
The course consists of:
- practical activities
- role play
- wound make up
- formal teaching
There is a lot of hands-on practice, and students must be able to kneel and lie on the floor. We recommend loose clothing is worn for this course.
- Continual practical examination throughout the course and multi-choice examinations.
This course has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for health.
Any other mandatory short course applicable to your role such as Dementia Awareness, infection control or other Health and Care courses.
In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course.