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First Aid at Work 2 Day Recertification (very important: please see eligibility information within course details before requesting a place)

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

This 2 day recertification course is specifically for qualified First Aiders who hold a current First Aid at Work certificate nearing expiry and need to renew their qualification for a further 3 years. 

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 and have previously attended the 3 day First Aid at Work course.

You can only attend this course if -

  • you are a council employee or work in Brighton and Hove City Schools and are required to be a lead First Aider at work

  • you have previously attended the 3 day First Aid at Work course and your current certificate is due to expire in the next 6 months

Please note: If your certificate has already expired you will need to attend the full 3 day First Aid at Work course.

The First Aid at Work is training 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.

The 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 training 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 recertification 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 another two day First Aid at Work Re-Certification course.

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-certifcation 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
Tuesday 3 May 2022
End Date
Wednesday 4 May 2022
09:30 - 17:00
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.

Access to the Boardroom

Please note, this room is accessed via a number of stairs and is therefore not accessible to wheelchair users and those people who may have difficulty using stairs . If this will affect your ability to attend this course, please email the Learning and Development Team by email to - so alternative arrangements can be made for you to attend first aid training.

Certificates and Refresher Training

Certificates are valid for 3 years. You must book on to another 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 you are unable to attend refresher training during the pandemic, the HSE support 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
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Old Ship Hotel - Boardroom, The Old Ship Hotel, 32-38 Kings Road
Event Trainers
Top Edge Training
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