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QA Level 3 Award in First Aid At Work

Training Course

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First Aid
  • Duration
    Max Students
  • 18 hours (plus 4 hours prep) or 12 hours plus 6 hours online study (plus 4 hours prep)
    Client's own venue or Hendeca Class room in Surrey
    £1,431 + VAT

Subjects Covered

  • Danger response airway breathing compressions and defibrillation (DRABCD)
  • Secondary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding, burns, shock, minor injuries
  • Fractures & Dislocations
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heart Attacks, Stokes, Asthma, Diabetes
  • Accident Reporting
  • Management of childhood injuries, illness, Emergenicies

Suitable for

  • Low Risk Business' in charge of over 100 people
  • High Risk Industries
  • Construction
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Hospitatlity Including events
  • Sports coaches

Type of Assessment

  • Practical Assessments
  • Multiple choice questions

QA Level 3 Award in First Aid At Work

Qualification overview

This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications 

This QA qualification is:

  • For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be workplace first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations.

Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.


The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace.


The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to take on the role of first aider in the workplace.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.


This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 22 hours. 

Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 10 weeks.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 18 GLH (minimum), and
  • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. home study, which for this qualification is 4 hours

Alternatively, this can be achieved with 2 days in the classroom, plus 6 hours Blended Learning through an online programme undertaken either at home or at work prior to the guided learning (plus 4 hours of prep beforehand).

The course is accredited and certified by Qualsafe Awards.

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