What will I learn?

This course is ideal for larger workplaces that present more health and safety risks, and require a fully qualified First Aider.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential
skills needed to give emergency first aid.

The course covers the following:

* The role and responsibilities of a first aider
* Assessing an incident
* Managing an unresponsive casualty
* CPR and defibrillation
* Recovery Position
* Heart Attack
* Stroke
* Choking
* Epilepsy
* Asthma
* Diabetes
* Anaphylaxis
* Shock
* Head and spinal injuries
* Chest injuries
* Wounds and bleeding
* Fractures
* Sprains, strains and dislocations
* Minor injuries
* Burns and scalds
* Poisoning
* Eye injuries

Learners will need to bring a copy of First Aid Made Easy – Nigel Barraclough (11th ed., ISBN 0955229405) to the course. This can be purchased online or from all good booksellers

Where will it lead me?

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Entry Requirements

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.



Level of Study:



  • 10/06/2024 - 12/06/2024 (VQFAW/FC03A)




Andover College, SP10 1EJ


09:00 - 16:30