FA-RA Group Course Overview

This one-day First Aid at Work Risk Assessment course provides learners with an understanding of what the first aid requirements are for the business and how to carry out a first aid needs assessment.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel, to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will be different for each business depending on the number of staff, sites, shift patterns and business risks. The course will help individuals understand all considerations and support them to design appropriate needs for their business.

FA-RA Syllabus

The course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions that cover a range of topics are covered including:

  • Understanding the employer’s responsibilities for First Aid
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the first aiders
  • Understanding first aid equipment required
  • Understanding first aid facilities required
  • Ability to carry out the first aid needs assessment
  • Ability to manage a First Aid related incident in the absence of a qualified First Aider

Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs Book

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 practical scenarios to carry out first aid risk assessments within the environment of the course.

Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning while taking part in group discussions with other candidates and practical assessment scenarios.


The course includes a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.


The course includes a range of assessments methods including practical scenarios throughout the course and a written paper at the end of the course.


Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 2 First Aid at Work Risk Assessment - Principle and Practice by the awarding body First Aid Awards (FAA).

FAA Certificate for Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs

Certification Renewal

The qualification does not expire, but refresher training is recommended to keep up to date with changes in best practise and legislation.

Candidate Needs

There are no barriers to undertaking training. 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
  • 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 in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport


The course will have three planned breaks, 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

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


Group price for 6 is £378.00* with extra candidates £15 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.

Dewi Development Pen and First Aid Card

Price Includes

  • Candidate registration fees
  • Certification
  • Course handbook