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First Aid At Work Lv 3


Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work- FAA Accredited 


This qualification has a minimum guided learning hours value of 24 hours. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE), in addition to this guidance, have stipulated that the minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks, should be for a minimum period of 18 hours over 3 days and for requalification 12 hours over 2 days.


The Skills for Health ‘Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications’ also state that this qualification can also be delivered over a maximum of a 10 week period, with the minimum duration of each training session being 2 hours.


The qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry and that have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid.

The recommended duration of the course for this qualification is 3 days; however the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required, but not reduced.

Topics covered include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the First Aider;

  • Assessing an incident,

  • Recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness,

  • Assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness,

  • Chest injuries,

  • Spinal injuries 

  • Anaphylaxis


The qualification is assessed via ongoing oral questioning and practical demonstration.


Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy.

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