The First Aid at Work course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions which include a range of topics are covered including:
- Responsibilities and the law
- Incident reporting
- Assessing the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Blood loss and shock
- Eye injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Fractures and spinal trauma
- Head injuries
- Chest injuries
- Heart attacks
- Diabetes (hypo/hyperglycaemia)
The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the board topics ready for the assessment.
There will be practical sessions to practise recovery position, resuscitation and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator.
Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.
The course includes a First Aid Work handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching or access to a debrief session. Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident at which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.
The course includes a range of assessment methods including interactive group discussion and practical sessions which are monitored by the tutor. At the end of each day, there is a written question paper.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 First Aid at Work by the awarding body First Aid Awards.
The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by sitting a Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification before the qualification expires or within one month. Please see Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification for exact details.
We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but at the same time risk your staff being distracted by day to day concerns that arise, which may not be suitable as they approach the assessment.
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 16 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
- Floor space to practise their first aid skills
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with laptop
While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.
The course will have three planned breaks per day, including lunch. No refreshments are included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.
The course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.
While a student can qualify at 14, they may not assume responsibility in the workplace until they are 16 and then it is the employer's responsibility to ensure the individual is suitable for the role.
This course can be completed over a number of sessions, as long as it is completed within 10 weeks of starting.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.