Emergency first aid at work (QA level 3 award)

Gain essential first aid skills to help preserve lives in emergency situations.

Training during COVID-19

The new look emergency first aid at work course will deliver the exact same high quality educational content you expect from our Posturite trainers but in a slightly different format. For the foreseeable future this training will be delivered as blended learning which involves a third of the course (2 hours) delivered by web and the remaining two thirds (4 hours) in the traditional classroom based setting. A blended learning approach can significantly reduce the time spent together in a confined space, and can offer greater flexibility during the current climate.

The online element of this course will be delivered via a virtual classroom in which delegates and trainers will still be able to interact with each other live and participate in learning activities.

The face-to-face or classroom element of the course will be delivered following strict adherence to social distancing, hygiene policies and risk assessments. All assessments associated with this qualification must take place face-to-face in a classroom environment.

If you require any further information at this time please do not hesitate to contact the training team on 0345 345 0010 or [email protected].

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1 day

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Max 6 people per course

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The role of a first aider is to respond to sudden emergency events with safe, prompt and effective treatment and life support. This one-day, nationally-recognised course will be led by our experienced, friendly and engaging first aid trainers. Attendees will learn how to assess incidents, manage unresponsive casualties, administer CPR and deal with events like choking, seizures, shock, wounds and bleeding and minor injuries.

Attendees can expect to get involved with practical tasks as well as group and individual training with first aid equipment including AED training units and CPR mannequins. Our first aid trainers will guide them through the course, sharing their experiences with real-life emergencies and answering any questions.

Throughout the course attendees will take practical assessments during the day and a multiple-choice question paper at the end. Upon completion, they will receive their Emergency First Aid at Work qualification certificate which remains valid for three years.

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£495 (ex VAT)*

You choose the date and provide the venue, usually your premises, and we provide the training and any necessary equipment.

* Pricing applies to UK Mainland only.

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What to expect

The Emergency First Aid at Work (QA Level 3 Award) takes place over one day. There will be a lot to learn across the two mandatory units, but our trainers will take their groups through the content progressively, making sure everyone feels confident and happy as they move through each subject. Trainees will be asked to carry out a written assessment. Practical skills will be assessed continuously throughout the first aid at work course.

Attendees can expect to spend some time listening and some time participating in group and individual work with first aid equipment like AED training units and CPR dummies.

The qualification comprises of one mandatory unit with a total of 1 credit and 6 guided learning hours.

We'll cover...

Unit 1: emergency first aid in the workplace

  • Introduction
  • The role of the first aider
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Recovery position including management of seizure
  • Choking
  • External bleeding and hypovolemic shock including tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Minor injuries
  • Written assessment

Our trainers

All of our first aid courses are led by experienced Posturite trainers all holding a relevant teaching qualification such as PTLLS as well as a valid first aid at work qualification and other first aid related subject specialisms.

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