First Aid Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Emergency First Aid is a training course that teaches you how to provide immediate action to a casualty with an illness or injury until a medical professional arrives. The course will appoint you as a qualified emergency first aider and give you the skills to deal with an emergency in a low-risk environment.

  • Accredited Level 3 qualification.
  • Become qualified in just one-day.
  • Meet your organisation first aid requirements.
  • Learn life-saving skills.
  • Valid for three years.
Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid at Work course content

The tutor will cover the following subjects on the course:

The day-to-day role of a first-aider;  the roles and responsibilities, minimising infection, and the need for consent.

Assessing an incident; the primary survey, and conducting a scene survey.

Providing first aid to an unresponsive casualty; applying CPR, demonstrating CPR on a dummy, the recovery position, demonstrating the recovery position on a dummy, and first aid during a seizure.

Choking first aid; identifying mild/severe choking, and demonstrating how to apply first aid to a choking casualty.

External bleeding casualty;  identifying the severity of bleeding, and demonstrating how to control external bleeding.

Shock first aid; recognising someone who is in shock, administering first aid on a casualty who is in shock.

Minor injuries; how to deal with minor cuts, grazes, burns, scalds etc.

Assessment: You must attend a minimum of 6-hours contact time with the tutor to pass the course. You must also show an understanding of the practical elements of the course and complete a multiple-choice theory test.

How long is the Emergency First Aid course?

The Emergency First Aid course is around 6-8 hours long.

The short duration of the course allows you to get qualified in just one-day. The course covers many subjects in one day; the trainer will keep you engaged with a range of discussions and activities.

Why should I take this course?

Anyone wanting to become an accredited first-aider or appointed person, or anyone wanting to gain basic emergency first aid knowledge should attend this course.

The course will also help you to meet the requirement for trained emergency first aiders in your organisation. Providing that your organisation has identified that staff need to be trained at this level.

The skills that you gain from the qualification can be used at home or at work. You could potentially help someone who needs a first aider or even save somebody’s life.

Emergency First Aid at Work entry requirements

You must have a good knowledge of written and spoken English; you must understand the content of the course so that you can administer first-aid properly. Administering first aid incorrectly can be dangerous to the casualty.

You must also be over the age of 18 to attend the course; we will check your ID before attending the training.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, the course is Highfield accredited. Highfield is one of the countries leading awarding bodies, not exclusively to first aid. They are known for providing quality courses that training providers can deliver.

Where can I complete this course?

This course can be completed in the classroom or as an eLearning course.

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based Emergency First Aid courses are available as public dates across the country. Individuals and companies can book one or more people onto a course through or our website or over the phone. The range of courses available gives our customers plenty of option when it comes to choosing a date and venue. The course is delivered in a classroom of up to 10 delegates by a Highfield approved tutor.

Please take a look at our upcoming public course dates here.

Remote Learning

The Emergency First Aid course can only be delivered in the classroom. Delegates will not be able to complete the practical demonstrations over video-call.

In-house Courses

Emergency First Aid can also be delivered as an in-house training course for your company. The course content is designed for all organisations. Therefore, the tutor can easily tailor the content to be specific to your industry. The practical exercises encourage discussion and interaction between the delegates. Because of this, the course can be great for team building within your company.

In-house EFAW courses can be delivered at one of our centres or a venue of your choice. To enquire about in-house training, complete the enquiry form on this page, and we will get in touch. Our quotes are provided on a case-by-case basis; the course price will differ depending on the course location and delegate numbers.

eLearning Courses

We also offer an eLearning version of the Emergency First Aid course. The learner cannot become a qualified first aider by completing this course. The eLearning version only covers the theory units of the qualification. To gain the full certificate, they will need to complete the practical elements in the classroom. This course is ideal for those who need to gain first aid knowledge without becoming a first-aider.

Upon booking the course, we will send the learner their login details to the eLearning portal. They will then be able to access the course and complete each unit in their own time. The learner must finish the course within 1-year of logging in, or their license will expire.

For more information, visit our Emergency First Aid eLearning page.

Further Development

You will receive a certificate 6-8 weeks after completion of the course. You have three years after the course completion date to renew your EFAW certificate. To refresh your qualification, you must re-attend the course. 

For a more thorough and detailed course, we recommend a full three day First Aid at Work. The First Aid at Work course is also suitable for anyone working in a high-risk environment who need to meet their company’s first aid requirements.

In between your certificates expiry date you may want to refresh your knowledge. If so, why not try the eLearning version of the course?

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

No, unfortunately, this course is not CITB Grant claimable. View our CITB Approved Training Organisation page for more information on what courses you can claim from and how to claim here.


Next Available Courses

  • Leeds - 04 May 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 18 May 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 14 Jun 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Liverpool - 14 Jun 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Leeds - 17 Jun 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Manchester - 21 Jun 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 05 Jul 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Manchester - 12 Jul 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

  • Leeds - 26 Jul 2021

    £85.00 + VAT

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