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First Aid at Work (3 day) - for council employees and schools ONLY

Course Code
Course Types
Qualification, Training Event (face to face)
Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

This course is for those that will be acting as lead First Aiders in their workplace and will provide delegates with a recognised First Aid at Work qualification. Upon completion of the course, First Aiders will be able to take control and provide assistance in an emergency situation at their workplace. They will be able to respond to an accident or illness promptly, effectively and safely.

What does the trainng cover?
Topics covered include: resuscitation and CPR, dealing with wounds, bleeding, burns, scalds, heart conditions and minor injuries.

How are delegates assessed?

There are six practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course and two theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. 

In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.

To assess competence and gain certification, the delegate will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation.  If the delegate is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification.  In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are unable to kneel, may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.


On passing the course, the delegate will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate valid for a period of 3 years.


Delegates willl need to retake the qualification before their certificate expiry date to remain qualified, by attending a two day First Aid at Work Re-Certification course.

When attending a two day Re-Certification course, delegates must be aware that the syllabus is covered at a significantly faster pace, in the understanding that learners are familiar with the topics.

If an employee’s certificate expires, they are no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace. It is the responsibility of the delegate to ensure they book on to a Re-certification course before their certificate expires.

IMPORTANT - the first aid training programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are provided in the attached guidance document. Please ensure that this is read and understood before applying and attending this course. Delegates can also request a copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates will be a mix of staff from different workplaces.
Start Date
Monday 15 November 2021
End Date
Wednesday 17 November 2021
09:30 - 16:30
Learning outcomes
Learning Outcomes - by the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

  • Be able to assess an incident

  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty

  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking

  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries

  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey

  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries

  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds

  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

Additional information
VERY IMPORTANT it is essential that you and your manager read the attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants before attending this training.

Certificates and Refresher Training

Certificates are valid for 3 years. You must book on to a 2 day First Aid at Work Recertification course to renew your certificate approximately 3 months before expiry.

Each delegate is provided with a course manual to keep and it's very important to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. The HSE strongly recommends that all first aiders attend an Annual First Aid Half Day Refresher. Places can be booked directly through the Learning Gateway. If First Aiders are unabl to attend refresher training during the pandemic, the HSE supports the use of online refresher training.

Links to basic life support videos produced by the British Red Cross and the Resuscitation Council are available in the eLearning section of the Learning Gateway. Records must be kept of any training staff complete. Online training is only suitable for staff who wish to ‘refresh’ their knowledge and will not be sufficient for staff who need to renew their certificate or qualification.

Clothing and footwear

Delegates attending practical first aid training are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear taking some physical activity into account.

Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Schools
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1, 101 Stroudley Road
Event Trainers
Top Edge Training
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