Emergency First Aid eLearning

First Aid at Work eLearning Course

First Aid at Work eLearning is an online course that teaches you how to apply treatment to casualties with an injury or illness until a medical professional arrives. You will finish the course with a base theoretical knowledge of first aid techniques that you can use on the whole Level 3 qualification.

You can use the course to replace one day of the classroom First Aid at work course. Please note: although you will cover practical areas during the course, you will still need to complete the demonstrations separately in the classroom to gain the whole Level 3 qualification.

  • Highfield accredited.
  • Work towards a Level 3 qualification.
  • You complete the course entirely online.
  • eLearning is a self-paced course format that is highly accessible.
  • Learn life-saving skills.
  • Valid for three years.
First Aid at Work eLearning

First Aid at Work eLearning course content

Upon completing your booking, you will receive an email with your login information; you then have up to 12 months to finish the course before your licence expires.

The First Aid at Work eLearning course is split into 13 modules. Each module covers different elements that you need to know to pass the course.

The course modules are as followed:

Unit 1

The day-to-day role of a first-aider;  the roles and responsibilities, reducing infection risk, and the requirement for consent.

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

Administering first aid to an unresponsive casualty; administering CPR, the recovery position and first aid during a seizure.

Providing choking first aid; recognising mild/severe choking.

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

Providing shock first aid; recognising someone in shock, and conducting first aid on a casualty in shock.

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

Unit 2

Conducting secondary survey; gathering casualty history, and how to conduct a head to toe survey.

Applying first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints; recognising the injuries, and how to apply a sling.

Spinal and chest injuries; recognising head/spinal/chest injuries and identifying first aid on a chest/spine/head injury.

Burns and scalds; identifying the severity and how to administer first aid.

Providing first aid on eye injuries; eye first aid on dust, chemicals and embedded objects.

Sudden poisoning; routes that poison enters the body, and administering first aid to sudden poisoning.

Major illnesses; dealing with a heart attack, stroke, epileptic seizure, asthma attack and diabetic emergency.


At the end of the course, you will be assessed through a series of multiple-choice questions.

How long is the First Aid online course?

You can complete the course in approximately 4-5 hours.

You can complete it all in one go if you want to qualify quickly, or you can stagger your progress at your own pace.

Why should I take this course?

This course is a great option if you are looking to top up your first aid knowledge but don’t want to spend time and money on classroom training. This option is a great way to refresh your knowledge in between requalification courses. The eLearning course allows you to save both time and money. Time and money that you would otherwise spend paying for and travelling to a classroom course.

The knowledge you gain is highly transferable; you can apply it both at home or in the workplace. Not only that, but the skills you gain could be potentially life-saving.

First Aid at Work eLearning entry requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for the course.

For example, to access the online course.

You must log in through a device with a screen and access the internet. Most desktops and tablets are compatible with the course; we do not recommend using your mobile phone. You may also require speakers or headphones for parts of the course.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is Highfield accredited.

Highfield provides high-quality qualifications that are recognised nationwide. This quality is also presented through their interactive and engaging eLearning courses. Experts in each field write all courses; experienced first aiders write this course.

Where can I complete this course?

This course is only available through our eLearning platform.

eLearning Courses

eLearning courses are highly accessible. As long as you can connect to the internet, you can complete the course anywhere at any time.

To book an eLearning course, you can book directly online or complete the enquiry form available on this page. Your enquiry will be picked up by one of the 3B team, who will be in touch.

Once the learner has booked, we will send them their login information to the eLearning portal. They will then be able to access the course to complete each unit in their own time. The learner must complete the course within one year before the license expires.

Please take a look at all of the eLearning courses we have available here.

Public Classroom Courses

If you are looking to become a qualified first aider, you will need to complete the full classroom-based First Aid at Work.

Classroom-delivered First Aid courses are available to book in our venues across the UK. We have a range of live public course dates that individuals and companies can book directly onto, either through our website or over the phone. The course is delivered in a classroom environment by a Highfield approved tutor. We will organise the room to have an open floor space where the tutor can deliver the practical parts of the course.

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

Further development

On completion of the course, you will be able to download your certificate. The certificate is valid for three years before it expires and must be renewed. To renew the qualification, all you need to do is complete the online course again.

You may want to attend the classroom course for a more in-depth practical session. Find out more about the First Aid at Work here.


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