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Qualification number: 603/2169/6

Credit value: 1

Level: 3

Guided learning hours: 18

Total qualification time: 22

Delivery method: Classroom

Min. learners for assessment to take place: 3

Minimum age to enrol: 16+



This course is design for those individuals preparing to take first aid responsibilities in their workplace. Will enable the learner to become an fully qualified first aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982 and subsequent changes including the 2017 updates.

This is a regulated first aid qualification and is developed in line with HSE requirements.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.



The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain knowledge and practical competences required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is aimed at learners already working or preparing to take first aid responsibilities in their workplace. The qualification is delivered as a three-day programme of training and assessment for learners to allow them to be first aiders in the workplace. The course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required but not reduced.

The objectives of the qualification include supporting a role in the workplace and giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning.

If this qualification is being used to meet the requirements of the HSE then it is valid for three years, after which learners will need to repeat the qualification; however, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Occupations That Use This Course

  • High risk environments
  • Construction
  • Hospitality including events
  • Factories
  • Warehouses where machinery is used
  • Commercial kitchens



Unit Unit ref. Level GLH
Emergency first aid in the workplace R/616/0431 3 6
Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace Y/616/0432 3 12


The units are 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.

The course is assessed by completing a series of assignments, including multiple choice questions and a practical assessment.


To be eligible to re-sit the examination, the learner initial score should be between 49%-79%.