FAW Group Course Overview

This three-day First Aid at Work (FAW) course provides learners with comprehensive skills to deal with common first aid injuries at work and to keep someone safe until the emergency services arrive. The course covers lifesaving skills required, including scene management, the unconscious patient, major bleeds, fractures and common medical conditions.

The course is appropriate for the range risks in the workplaces, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

If you need to train your Health and Safety team on how to undertake a First Aid Risk Assessment for your business, please see our Level 2 First Aid Risk Assessment - Principle and Practice course.

FAW Syllabus

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
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Blood loss and shock
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures and spinal trauma
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes (hypo/hyperglycaemia)
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Poisoning

Delivery style

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.

First Aid At Work Book


The course includes a First Aid Work handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.

FAW Assessment

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.


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.


Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 First Aid at Work by the awarding body First Aid Awards.

FAA certificate for First Aid at Work

Certification Renewal

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.

It is recommended to complete Continual Professional Development on a yearly basis to maintain practical skills and keep information at the forefront.

Candidate Needs

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.


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.

Map of Course Coverage 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.

Additional Information

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.


Group price for 6 is £918.00* with extra candidates £33 per person to the maximum number.

The group price is based on training at your venue for the maximum number of candidates. If you do not have a suitable training venue, we can work with you to arrange a venue near you at an additional cost.

* If you are further than 50 miles from Swansea, there will be additional travel costs. Contact us to discuss the options.

Individual Small First Aid Kit

Price Includes

  • Candidate registration fees
  • Certification
  • Course handbook
  • Small individual first aid kits
  • All training equipment for practical sessions
  • Great instructors