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All the qualifications listed below are suitable for use in the Workplace. They are also recognised and / or recommended by the Health & Safety Executive and meet the requirements of The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Not sure which course or qualification best suits your requirements? Just get in touch with us. Alternatively you can use of FREE First Aid Needs Risk Assessment Tool.

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Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The one day Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of Emergency First Aid at Work for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, and is recognised and accepted by the HSE.
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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

The 3 day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, and is recognised and accepted by the HSE. The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.
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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) (Requalification)

The two day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Re-Qualification) is for those who already hold a valid in-date First Aid at Work qualification and wish to renew that qualification. It is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, and is recognised and accepted by the HSE.
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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Annual Refresher) (RQF)

The half day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Annual Refresher) qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of Annual Refresher Courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the requirement for First Aiders to Remain Competent.
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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) (Blended Learning)

The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, and is recognised and accepted by the HSE. Our Blended Learning program allows the completion of part of the course via our e-Learning platform. The learner then attends 2 days of face to face training to complete the practical elements of the qualification.
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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) (Requalification) (Blended Learning)

The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (ReQualification) is for those who already hold a valid in-date First Aid at Work qualification and wish to renew that qualification. It is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, and is recognised and accepted by the HSE. Our Blended Learning program allows the completion of part of the course via our e-Learning platform. The learner then attends 1 day of face to face training to complete the practical elements of the qualification.
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Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid Course

The Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid Qualification is ideal for those who work in settings that require both first aiders and paediatric first aiders, such as schools, sports clubs or other childcare settings. The Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid Qualification is recognised by both the HSE & Ofsted.
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Unfortunately, to get an idea of what kind of qualifications are required for your work environment you will have to complete a risk assessment. Factors such as whether your work environment is considered high or low risk and how many employees you have will influence your decision between a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work and a Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.

However, we would always recommend the full three-day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work over the one-day Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work. The three-day course includes a lot more content on illness in the workplace (as well as additional content on injuries). Whereas traditionally a First Aider might be called upon to deal with injuries, these now account for less than half of all work injuries. Most reportable occurrences now entail illness (such as diabetes & asthma) rather than injury. All topics that are only covered on the three-day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification.

First Aid at Work Qualification Renewal Flowchart

Also included here are re-qualification courses and refresher courses. In order to keep any three-day First Aid at Work certificate valid, a First Aider must complete a two-day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Re-qualification course before it expires (First Aid at Work certificates last 3 Years).

There is no re-qualification course for the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work certification, it is simply repeated within the three-year validity period.

The HSE also strongly recommends that all First Aiders complete a half-day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Annual Refresher to ensure their skills are up to date and they are fully versed in any guideline changes.

Depending on your working environment, you may need consider other courses such as Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator and Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen .

If you need help completing your First Aid Risk Assessment or First Aid Needs Assessment then we have a free online tool that can help you. Just visit our First Aid Requirements Calculator.

FREE ANALYSIS OF YOUR FIRST AID NEEDS

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Designed to be quick and easy to use, this online assessment tool uses the HSE regulations to accurately calculate the cover you may need. The results are downloadable in PDF form for use in your own Risk Assessments.

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