First Aid Training Courses UK

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations, 1981, require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

As a minimum a low-risk workplace such as a small office, should have a first aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first aid arrangements such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety issues are more likely to need a trained first aider. A first aid needs assessment will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.

At SPA Training (UK) Ltd, our comprehensive list of courses means we can help to ensure that students have the right provision of first aid in the event of an accident or illness in the students workplace.

All courses are either Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance or Qualsafe Awards (OfQual regulated - QCF/RQF) or SPA's own accredited courses.


(Prices include exam papers, books and materials but exclude VAT). Please contact us for full details of fees.

List of courses we cover:
L3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work - 1 day ongoing assessment

This qualification introduces candidates to:

- The roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- The legal requirements for first aid provision
- The importance of accurate incident reporting
- First aid equipment and its safe use
- The need to minimise the risk of infection
- The importance of assessing an incident
- Undertaking a primary survey
- When and how to call for help

During this 1 day course students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations including managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, shock wounds and bleeding and minor injuries.

Course duration: one-day programme Assessment method: ongoing assessment. HABC and Qualsafe courses are OfQual regulated.

Qualification valid for 3 years.

First Aid - ½ day yearly refresher

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that all first aiders - both Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work - complete an annual ½-day refresher course. This is to help maintain their basic skills and keep up-to-date with any changes to first-aid procedures.

Outline: Candidates will practice and be assessed on the skills needed to administer first aid to a casualty who is:

- unconscious
- not breathing
- choking
- bleeding from a wound
- in shock.

Delivery Duration: ½-day Three-hour training programme with assessment throughout and practical assessment Pre-requisite: Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work OR Level 3 First Aid at Work.

L3 Award in First Aid at Work - 3 days

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to become first aiders in the workplace. students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations.

Outline This 3 day course includes: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more.

Assessment method: Multi-choice question papers and continuous formative assessment plus theory assessment HABC and Qualsafe courses are Ofqual regulated with credit value of 3.

Qualification valid for 3 years.

L3 Award in First Aid at Work 2 day refresher

From £104 per person. Clear guidelines are given to centres running a requalification course. It is a requirement of Health and Safety Law that employers should ensure the health and safety and welfare of their employees and the public.

Employees must also provide adequate personnel, training and equipment to render first aid to their employees.

All successful students will be issued with a new First Aid at Work Certificate which lasts for a period of 3 years, along with a wallet-sized card detailing their qualifications.

Duration: 2 days.

L3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) - 2 days + ongoing assessment

From £60 per person. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Children, Schools and Families and applies to Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Statutory Framework states that 'at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.'

The Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need. Outline The course provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.

Candidates will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation including being able to provide first aid for a child and an infant who is:

- unresponsive
- has an airway obstruction
- is suffering from shock
- is wounded and bleeding
- has a fracture or dislocation
- has a head, neck or back injury
- has a condition effecting the eyes, ears or nose
- has a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
- is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and/or cold
- has been poisoned
- has been bitten or stung
- has sustained an electric shock.

Paediatric First Aid is delivered over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per day.

Assessment: Practical and written/oral questioning.

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