First Aid at Work course

£ 885.00
Price per additional place £ 23


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3 days
Level 3


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This course meets the Health and Safety Executive's requirement to have one or more trained first aiders at your premises. While it is a legal requirement to have first aiders, it is a key skill for everyone to know how to save someone else's life in an emergency.

This course is specifically designed for those who wish to work as a first aider in their workplace. Candidates will look at the responsibilities of the first aider, workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as key life-saving skills required in an emergency.

Intended Audience

 This course is suitable for individuals appointed as first aiders in the workplace, especially:

  • Construction
  • Large sites
  • Industrial sites
  • Working in the community

The First Aid at Work course includes the following topics:

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider in the workplace
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Sprains, strains and dislocations
  • Minor injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Eye injuries

The First Aid training course will include a variety of interactive sessions including discussions, group break-out activities and practical scenarios with a variety of first aid equipment. All of these elements will build the candidates' knowledge to help them pass the assessments and to build their confidence to provide first aid.

The practical scenarios will include recovery position, resuscitation, the use of Automated External Defibrillators and blood loss with shock. All candidates need to be physically able to take part in these scenarios with many of them taking place on the floor.

Candidates should wear clothing that they feel comfortable with 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, and trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.

The price includes:

  • Electronic certification from Dewi Development
  • First Aid Made Easy book to accompany the face-to-face training
  • Discount on first aid kit
  • Reminder card and pen
  • First Aid consumables for each candidate
  • Access to First Aid equipment to practise all scenarios in pairs
  • 3 days of face-to-face training
  • Travel in the Swansea area

If there are additional costs, we will agree on these at the time of booking, for example, excess travel, off-site parking, and venue hire.

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, annual Continual Professional Development or access to a debrief session.

The Continual Professional Development is recommended to be a half day and we can focus the topics around the needs of your staff and your business.

Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident in which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.

The candidates are observed throughout the day to ensure the candidates have reached the required standard of understanding and practical skill.

The candidates will need to demonstrate effective first aid skills to achieve a certificate in:

  • Recovery position
  • Effective CPR
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Management of bloodloss and shock
  • Management of fractures
  • Management of spinal injuries
  • Management of burns
  • Management of medical condidations

Successful candidates will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate from Dewi Development Ltd.


The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by sitting a First Aid at Work Requalification before the qualification expires or within one month. Please see 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 be aware staff can be distracted by day-to-day concerns.

Locations will require:

  • Room big enough to sit 12 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 a 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. Refreshments are NOT 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 your candidates 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 may be able to provide reasonable adjustments to support candidates learning, but we need to agree on all adjustments in advance with the Awarding Body.

Age Guidance

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.

Completion Time

This course can be completed over a number of sessions, as long as it is completed within 4 weeks of starting.

More Information

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


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