3 Day - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Course (QCF)
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3 Day - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Course (QCF)

If you would like to book this course to take place in your premises please call 0330 120 0105 or select book this course on the right and complete your email address.

The course follows the QCF Level 3 syllabus (SCQF Level 6 in Scotland) and you will receive a Green Cross Training QCF certificate valid for 3 years.

In the event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.

  • Course Content
  • Who Should Attend
  • Pre-Requisites
  • Certification
  • Additional Info
  • The First Aid at Work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

    The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work has two units that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

    What will I learn?

    This course is split into 2 Units.  By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:

    • Identify the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
    • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
    • Identify the need for establishing consent to provide First Aid.
    • Complete an accident report form.
    • Identify the First Aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
    • Describe the safe use of First Aid equipment.
    • Conduct a scene survey.
    • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
    • Give examples of when to call for help.
    • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
    • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
    • Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
    • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
    • Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
    • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
    • Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
    • Describe how to identify a casualty with a
      • Partially blocked airway
      • Completely blocked airway
    • Administer First Aid to a casualty who is choking.
    • Identify the types of external bleeding.
    • Control external bleeding.
    • Recognise shock.
    • Administer First Aid to a casualty who is in shock.
    • Administer First Aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
    • Administer First Aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
    • Administer First Aid to a casualty with small splinters.

    This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 2 you will be able to

    • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history. 
    • Conduct a head to toe survey.

    Recognise suspected:

    • Fractures 
    • Dislocations 
    • Sprains and strains 

    Administer first aid for:

    • Fractures 
    • Dislocations 
    • Sprains and strains 

    Recognise suspected:

    • Concussion 
    • Skull fracture 
    • Cerebral compression 
    • Spinal injury

    Administer first aid for suspected:

    • Concussion 
    • Skull Fracture 
    • Cerebral compression 
    • Spinal injury 

    1. Recognise the different types of chest injury.
    2. Administer first aid for a chest injury.     
    3. Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.

    Administer first aid for burns involving:

    • Dry heat 
    • Wet heat 
    • Electricity 
    • Chemicals  

    Give examples of common eye injuries.

    Administer first aid for eye injuries involving:

    • Dust 
    • Chemicals 
    • Embedded objects  

    • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.

    • Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.

    • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.

    • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.

    • Recognise anaphylaxis.

    • Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.

    Recognise major illnesses including:

    • Heart Attack 
    • Stroke 
    • Epilepsy 
    • Asthma 
    • Diabetes 

    Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including:

    • Heart Attack 
    • Stroke 
    • Epilepsy 
    • Asthma 
    • Diabetes   



  • This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough and comprehensive first aid training and be prepared for any eventuality where a first aider is required. Suitable for all staff responsible for, or needing to increase their awareness of, health and safety at work.

    The course is suitable for all businesses, particularly those with large numbers of personnel which work in any environment from low to high risk, ensuring shift work/out of hours have provisions at all times. Please note if a business has more than one location each site must be assessed per category of risk and per number of personnel.

    Extracts taken from the Approved Code of Practise and Guideance covering The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

    ACOP 3(1) "An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circimstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.

    ACOP 3(4) " An employer should make an assessment of first aid needs appropriate to the circimstances (hazards and risks) of each workplace.

    ACOP 3(52) "Where the first aid assessment identifies a need for people to be available for rendering first aid, the employer should ensure that they are provided in sufficent numbers and at appropriate locations to enable first aid to be administered without delay should the occassion arise. Where 25 or more people are employed, even in low-hazard environments, at least one such person should be provided.

  • Before you attend a course

    • Candidates must be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
    • Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the Course content. 
  • Certification

    • Every delegate who passes the examination receives a Green Cross First Aid at Work QCF Certificate which is valid for 3 years. 
    • Your certification is issued by TQUK Ltd the awarding body of Green Cross Training Ltd

    QCF Certification
    Achieving a regulated qualification is exactly that: an achievement. One you can be proud of and one that you and other people can be sure is proof that you have demonstrated a certain standard and level of knowledge and competence in your chosen subject. These qualifications are awarded by organisations which have been approved by an independent regulator, Ofqual. In order to meet the requirements for ongoing approval, these organisations must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of quality assurance in the design and delivery of all of their qualifications.

    All qualifications offered by a regulated organisation sit on the Ofqual register. Each qualification, as it is entered onto the register, is assigned to a specific Subject Sector Area (SSA), which makes it easy to find other regulated qualifications that build upon or compliment your learning. Simple searches on the Ofqual register (found at www.ofqual.gov.uk), using the advanced search options can provide you with a list of qualifications falling into a specific SSA.

    The QCF is designed to help facilitate the recognition of prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat learning or assessment that you’ve already completed. If you find a qualification that you want to take, but believe that you are able to provide evidence that you have already met some or all of the learning outcomes for a unit, you can apply to the relevant warding organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning. This means it may be possible to award you some of the credit needed to complete the qualification without you having to repeat learning.

  • On external courses light refreshments are provided but the delegates must provide their own lunch. Delegates must sit an oral and practical assessments.

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