First Aid at Work

Intended Audience

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

Course content

This 3-day course covers everything you would find on the 1-day Emergency first aid at work course, but also includes a wide range of additional skills. Our training ensures learners are able to understand, and where relevant, apply, the following skills when helping an adult in the workplace who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding, including life-threatening bleeding and the use of haemostatic dressings and tourniquets
  • is suffering from shock and internal bleeding
  • has burns
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

Learners will also be able to help a casualty who is having a:

  • seizure
  • heart attack, including the administration of aspirin
  • angina attack
  • stroke
  • asthma attack
  • severe allergic reaction
  • diabetic emergency.

The course also includes information on:

  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

Once you have completed the course you will be email a PDF of your certificate, your certificate is valid for 3 years.

A hard copy can be arranged to be posted at an addition cost of £14 per person, this needs to be requested on the booking.

A credit card sized certificate can be arranged at an addition cost of £14 per person, this needs to be requested on the booking


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