Emergency First Aid at Work

Since the 1st of October, 2013 it has been the responsibility of business owners to provide first aiders in the workplace, every First Aid Qualification will provide businesses with competent first aiders as well as regulation compliance, the HSE ceased approving First Aid training providers to deliver First Aid training.
This approval system has been replaced with a recommendation that first aid training in the workplace should be approved by Awarding Organisations that are regulated by Ofqual. All of our First Aid Qualifications have been produced in consultation with the HSE and the qualification regulators and are supported by Skills for Health.



Level 3 Award  – Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The purpose of the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is for the learner to attain knowledge and practical competencies required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to provide appropriate care and manage life-threatening conditions, minor illness and injuries. Learners will have the knowledge and skills required to provide Emergency First Aid in an occupational setting in a prompt, safe and effective manner to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Regulations.

Min Guided Learning Hours: 6 (1 day).


The units will be delivered, assessed and quality assured in accordance with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.
The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.
Where indicated in the unit specifications, assessments will meet the requirements of the identified assessment strategy/principles.
The recommended assessment methods for this qualification are:- 

  • Practical demonstration & Assessor Observation 
  • Written Questions

The practical assessment of learners for the qualification will be embedded into the course delivery.
The written assessment will be included where there are natural breaks in delivery, e.g. between Learning Outcomes or units. This assessment will be done without access to the course manual.
Learners will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by answering a range of questions relating to the assessment criteria.
All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a pass – there is no grading.