Combined Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work and level 3 Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
The Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course is designed for schools to minimise the number or training days required to complete both qualifications and is delivered over an extended 3-day period.
This ensures your school is meeting its HSE workplace requirements as an employer as well as the standards set out by the EYFS and Ofsted if you are an early years or primary setting.
Learners will practise and apply first aid appropriate for adults, children and infants on this course to meet all learning outcomes on the syllabus. These courses are suitable for all teaching and support staff in schools as well as sports clubs, dance schools, nursery and pre-schools settings.
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid
Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
Minimising risk in an emergency situation
Safe Airway Positions
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Safe use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
First aid for seizures and febrile convulsions
First aid for choking
Treatment for bleeding and shock
Appropriate First Aid Kit Use
Completing accident forms
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury
Conduct a secondary Survey
Managing catastrophic bleeds and use of emergency bandages, haemostatic dressings and tourniquets (depending on workplace risk assessment)
First aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
Head injuries including concussion and compression
Managing a casualty with a potential spinal injuries
Anaphylaxis - dealing with a severe allergic reaction and correct use of auto adrenaline injector pens
First aid for major illnesses, such as, heart attack, stroke, asthma and diabetes
First aid for burns and scalds including electrical and chemical burns
First aid for poisoning
Awareness of meningitis
First aid for minor injuries, bumps and bruises, nosebleeds and splinters
Course Duration & Assessment
The training and assessment typically consists of an extended 3-day course leading to the full First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid qualification.
There is no test at the end of this course as skills and knowledge for this qualification are assessed continuously by tutor observation of ‘real-life’ skills which have been benchmarked to National Occupational Standards.
Both certificates have a valid ‘license to practice’ lifetime of three years. Certificate renewal is by completion of another First Aid at Work requalification.
Prices are based on a maximum of 12 candidates per course. Contact us for a quote for larger groups. The HSE strongly recommend candidates take an annual 3 hour refresher during the lifetime of the qualification.
First Aid at Work Requalification Certificate
Certificate renewal is by completion of a First Aid at Work Requalification training course, provided this is completed before certificate expiry date.
For those candidates who have previously undertaken a First Aid at Work qualification and whose certificate is still in date, a 2- day (12+ hours) course may be followed, leading to requalification, providing all assessment criteria are passed.
Requalification is achieved by taking the full FAW qualification again over two days instead of three. Candidates FAW certificate has not expired by more than 1 calendar month* the contact time may be reduced to 12 hours over 2 days.
*(Calendar month means if the expiry date is 5th of one month then the candidates have until 4th of the next month to complete the requalification.)