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The First Aid at Work course gives you training to help people who are injured or severely ill. It goes a step beyond the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, qualifying you to work in high-risk workplaces.

The First Aid at Work course gives you training to help people who are injured or severely ill. It goes a step beyond the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, qualifying you to work in high-risk workplaces.

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This is a 3-day course.




First Aid at Work Certificate (FAW)


16+ years


Basic level of English

Course NAME

First Aid at Work (FAW)

FROM £199.99
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR First Aid at Work Certificate (FAW)


First Aid in the Workplace


Legal compliance


Managing incidents


Examining a casualty


Treating a casualty


Further emergency action


General common illnesses


Basic life support


First aid kits and equipment


Reporting injuries


Continuous practical assessment and multiple choice assessment

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First Aid at Work Course Details

Looking to get trained in first aid? Taking the next step in becoming a certified first aider can be overwhelming, especially when getting the right training.


We make becoming a first aider a simple, stress-free process 


The First Aid Training, also known as FAW, is an extensive level 3 training course which is part of obtaining the First Aid at Work Certificate. 

The course prepares you to provide treatment and handle emergency situations where an individual falls ill or injures themselves. 


Help make a difference ⚡️

Security professionals who are qualified in first aid make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of any casualty. If an incident occurs, your knowledge could prove vital to saving lives.


Health and safety hero ⚡️

In the UK, a staggering total of 25.9 million working days were lost due to work-related incidents during 2017 and 2018 alone. A trained, qualified first aid security professional helps to prevent workplace accidents, but also knows exactly how to take action in emergencies.


Jobs love first aiders ⚡️

Jobs are always looking for staff who are first aid trained. Being a certified first aider can increase your job prospects and help you stand out from the crowd.


✅ Follow the law

For managers and business owners, having a trained first aider on-site is a legal requirement. Getting your staff first aid trained ensures that you are complying with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


✅ Take ownership of your career

Make your next career move a great one, with greater job flexibility and role variety by having the knowledge of being able to save lives and help make a difference.


✅ Secure your best job yet
Broaden your career prospects and improve job satisfaction by becoming a first aider.


Did you know? The First Aid At Work Certificate is valid for 3 years and is in compliance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


What’s the difference between FAW and EFAW courses?

While both of these courses give security professionals life-saving knowledge, a First Aid at Work (FAW) course is more in-depth than an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course. As such, FAW courses let you work in security in more locations.


However, an EFAW course can be completed in just one day, compared to the three days required to complete an FAW course. EFAW courses are great for when businesses need a security professional fast, at low-risk workplaces – but an FAW course prepares you to work in a huge range of industries.


Low-risk premises are places such as shops, offices and public venues, whereas high-risk premises (as covered by the training in an FAW course) include factories, warehouses, industrial sites and chemical facilities.


Security professionals with FAW qualifications are more attractive to more employers, in more industries. Because businesses are advised by the government to have at least one first aider per 50 people, your FAW qualification makes you an attractive hire to employers.


What illnesses and injuries are covered by a FAW course?

The FAW course is truly comprehensive. You’ll learn everything you need to react to a range of emergency and health conditions, including:


  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Diabetic or low blood sugar attacks
  • Minor bleeding
  • Severe bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Unresponsive adult patients
  • Choking adult patients
  • Strokes
  • Eye injuries
  • Bone injuries
  • Muscular injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Allergic reactions
  • Chest pains
  • Burns, stings and bites
  • Asthma attacks
  • Heart attacks
  • Adult resuscitation and CPR
  • Defibrillator use
  • Emergency situation handling


The FAW course also teaches you health and safety regulations, emergency situation management and effective communication during an incident – be that with the casualty, witnesses to the incident, or professional medical personnel who arrive on the scene.

First Aid at Work Course Assessments

The First Aid at Work Training Course is assessed in 2 parts. 


Continuous assessment ✍

This is where your class trainer will observe your class participation to ensure your knowledge is at the required level. 

Written assessments ✍

Written assessments can vary for the FAW Course depending on your training provider. Typically, these exams are for each of the core unit areas and will be multiple choice. They can either fall at the end of the course, on the final day, or be spread out.  


Get Licensed says: To give yourself the best chance, we recommend active attention and participation in your classes.


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Frequently asked

The First Aid at Work Training Course will prepare you to provide treatment in emergency situations where an individual falls ill or injures themsevles.

You will learn how best to handle individuals in shock, burn victims and bleeding wounds, as well how to administer CPR. In addition, you will become familiar with associated equpiment such as defibrilators, to assist you with providing treatment. 

Depending on your employer and where you work, it could be a legal requirement to have trained First Aiders on site. Some factors which are part of this include the risk assessment and size of the workforce. As part of the First Aid Regulations of 1981, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide sufficient first aid support to injured or unwell staff. This includes having enough trained First Aiders and access to necessary equipment to treat affected employees.

The way the First Aid at Work Training Course is assessed varies between training providers. One assessment component that is universal is the on-going or continuous assessment, where the trainer observes your class participation to see if you have grasped how to administer treatment. 

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