This course typically runs across two full days (2 x 6-hour sessions) and leads to the HSE approved First Aid at Work certificate, which is valid for 3 years. You must hold a valid HSE approved First Aid at Work Certificate that is current but due for renewal (ie must be in date at time of assessment).
Unit 1: Emergency First aid in the Workplace
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
The course is very practical and participative and there will be plenty of opportunity to practise the skills you learn.
As every workplace has different emergency scenarios, students will be given the opportunity to discuss their own requirements at the beginning of the course.
Students should dress comfortably and women should preferably wear trousers.
You will cover everything you previously learnt doing the L3 First Aid at Work qualification, however this will be taught over 2 days due to the fact that this is a refresher course.
The training programme for Unit 1 covers the following topics:
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing an incident
- Unconscious casualties
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- External bleeding
- Minor injuries
The training programme for Unit 2 covers the following topics:
- Secondary survey
- Injuries to bones, joints and muscles
- Suspected head and spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Major illnesses
- Emergency First Aid
You will be continually assessed throughout the course. At the end of the course you will also undertake a practical and written examination. You must pass this to qualify for the CIEH First Aid at Work Certificate.
The certificate is valid for three years. You must attend a further 12 hour First Aid at Work Re-qualification course after 3 years in order to renew your qualification in full.
Current HSE approved First Aid at Work Certificate
(must be in date at time of assessment).
After Your Course
This course will develop your skills as a first-aider.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course