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First Aid at Work Course

Our first aid at work course is a training workshop that covers all the skills needed to become a qualified first aider. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of a first aider and how to attend to various symptoms and injuries.

Above all, you will be able to apply the techniques you learn on a casualty, until emergency services arrive.

Why take the First Aid at Work Course?

Employers have a duty to provide immediate attention in the workplace for illnesses or accidents. In addition, having qualified first aiders at work is necessary and important for the safety of all employees.

Our workplace first aid course will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to carry out the role effectively.

The First Aid at Work Course will qualify you as a competent first aider and allow you to meet the first aid requirements for your organisation.

What Does the First Aid at Work Course Involve?

This First Aid at Work Course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, keep reading):

  • The roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • How you should administer first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive
  • Recognising and providing choking first aid

HOW IS THE First Aid at Work Course DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered in the following ways:

Public Classroom
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We have a range of live public course dates that individuals and companies can book, 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 practical parts of the course can be delivered.

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

Classroom based first aid at work courses can also be delivered in-house specifically to your company. In-house training is a popular option for many of our clients as it can be delivered at a site of their choice.

Delegates can also interact and discuss company specific examples during the training. The in-house format allows a large group of your employees to become qualified all at once.

To enquire, all you need to do is fill in our in-house enquiry form on this page. We provide all of our quotes on a case by case basis, depending on location and delegate numbers.

3B Training offer a variety of eLearning courses.

We also offer the eLearning version of the First Aid at Work course. This course does not allow the learner to become a qualified first-aider. The eLearning format only includes the theory elements of the course so, therefore, isn’t a full qualification.

To obtain the full qualification, they will need to complete the practical in the classroom. This course is ideal for those who need first aid knowledge without needing to become a qualified first-aider.

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.

For more information, visit our First Aid at Work eLearning page.

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Benefits of this First Aid at Work Course:

  • You will receive an accredited Level 3 qualification from Highfield
  • We deliver the course over three days of intensive training
  • This full first aid course will meet your workplace first aid training requirements
  • You learn basic first aid training and life-saving skills
  • You become an appointed first aider
  • You will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to save a life
  • You will gain a useful skill and an accredited first aid certificate, that can help you stand out as a candidate.
  • This first aid at work course is valid for three years
First Aid at Work Course Content

The content covered in the course includes both classroom and practical demonstrations. The trainer delivers the course through a variety of case studies and group discussions.

The trainer will cover the following subjects on the course:

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, demonstrating CPR on a dummy, the recovery position, demonstrating the recovery position on a dummy, and first aid during a seizure.

Providing choking first aid: recognising mild/severe choking, and demonstrating how to apply first aid to a choking casualty.

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

Providing shock first aid: recognising someone who is in shock, and conducting first aid on a casualty who is in shock.

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

Unit 2

Conducting secondary survey: gathering casualty history, and showing 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 demonstrate how to apply a sling.

Spinal and chest injuries: recognising head/spinal/chest injuries, and identifying/demonstrating 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.


You must complete a minimum of 18-hours of contact time with the tutor to pass the course. This qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test. The tutor will also continually evaluate your understanding over the three days of the course.

Sarah was a fantastic trainer and made the course very enjoyable . I would recomend Sarah to anyone needing first aid training .
Lesley Alty

Frequently asked questions

  • How long is the First Aid at Work course?
    How long is the First Aid at Work course?

    This course is delivered over three days.

    With this course, you will get an in-depth knowledge of first aid and take part in a range of practical exercises.

  • Why should I take this First Aid at Work course?

    People who need to become a qualified first-aider in the workplace, should attend this course.

    You will qualify as a competent first-aider and meet the first-aid requirements for your organisation.


  • What are the entry requirements for this First Aid at Work course?

    To attend, you must have a good knowledge of written and spoken English. The scheme rules also require you to be aged 18+.

    Delegates should be physically capable of completing the practical assessment.

  • Is this First Aid at Work course accredited?

    This course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications.

    After you successfully complete this course, you will receive a Highfield accredited certificate. Your certificate will last for three years before it expires.

  • Do you run an online first aid training?

    We run this course in the classroom, in-house or as an eLearning course.

  • Do you need a first aider at work?

    Every workplace should have a trained first aider who would know how to act in the case of an emergency. We provide that first aid at work training here at 3B Training, giving you that peace of mind.

Next Available Course Dates - First Aid at Work Course

Next Available Course Dates - First Aid at Work Course

  • Blackburn

    3B Training
    Unit 6
    Point 65 Business Centre,
    Greenbank Way,
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

    23 Royal Scot Road
    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

    Unit 1 Meadow View
    Durham Lane
    DN3 3DY

  • Leeds

    25 Bradford Road
    LS27 7HN

  • Leigh

    Unit 5
    English Street Business Park
    English Street
    WN7 3EH

  • Liverpool

    Partnership for Learning
    South Road
    L24 9PZ

  • London

    CIOB London Office
    9 Kingsway
    WC2B 6XF

  • Manchester

    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    M34 3QS

  • Tamworth

    93C Lichfield Street
    B79 7QF

  • Wigan

    Stratus House
    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY


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