First Aid at Work Level 3 (RQF) – FAW

You are here:

The First Aid at Work (FAW) Level 3 qualification is suitable for people who might need to respond to a wide range of accidents, injuries and illnesses that they could come across in their workplace.

Upcoming events for this course

Course Information

First Aid at Work Level 3 (RQF) – FAW

It is an ideal course for large organisations and businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace.  

The First Aid at Work course is a regulated three day course with at least 18 contact hours run over 3 days*.  The course meets the guidelines and requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent changes made in October 2017. It meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 as per the HSE requirements.

Spaces on the FAW course are limited to a maximum of 12 people. A hands-on approach ensures that attendees learn first aid skills and have the confidence to use them in a real life situation. Learners are assessed throughout the course on their practical demonstrations, Q&A sessions and quizzes.

*Studying with an instructor is always going to result in deeper and more memorable learning. However, there are circumstances where the release of employees from their normal duties to undertake a first aid course is complicated or even impossible. White Cross Training can offer a blended First Aid at Work course whereby attendees do some of their learning online, prior to the hands-on sessions with their instructor. The online study time is usually about 6 hours. This is followed by 2 days (12 hours) with an instructor where learners are able to practise their first aid skills and demonstrate their competence.

On successful completion of either the traditional or blended course, attendees will receive an accredited First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years. An annual FAW refresher course is highly recommended. To renew your qualification, you will need to attend a 2-day FAW requalification course.

Attendees completing our FAW courses receive access to a video library for refreshing skills and reference through ProTrainings.

Course Curriculum

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider 

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider 

1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 

1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid 

  1. Be able to assess an incident 

2.1 Conduct a scene survey 

2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty 

2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 

  1. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty 

3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 

3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin 

3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position

3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position 

3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

  1. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking 

4.1 Identify when choking is: – mild-severe

4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking 

  1. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding 

5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding 

5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding 

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

6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock

6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock 

  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries 
  1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey

1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history

1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey

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

2.1 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains

2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains

2.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling

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

3.1 Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury

3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury

3.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury

  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury

4.1 Recognise a suspected: Flail chest / penetrating chest injury

4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a Flail chest / penetrating chest injury 

  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scolds

5.1 Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds

5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving: dry heat/wet heat/electricity/chemicals

  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

6.1 Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving: Dust/chemicals/embedded objects

  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body

7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning

7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

Price for this course

First Aid at Work FAW
£ 190 for 1 attendee
  • £181.45 each for 2 attendees
  • £172.90 each for 3 attendees
  • £164.35 each for 4 attendees
  • £155.80 each for 5 attendees
  • £147.25 each for 6 attendees
  • £138.70 each for 7 attendees
  • £130.15 each for 8 attendees
  • £121.60 each for 9 attendees
  • £113.05 each for 10 attendees
  • £103.30 each for 11 attendees
  • £95.00 each for 12 attendees

The prices above are for venue-based courses and private bookings for 4 or more attendees.

We are also pleased to offer private courses for 3 attendees or less. These can be delivered at your place of work or home. Please let us know if this is something you’d like to organise.

Prices are inclusive of your training and certificate.

A discount is applied for each additional learner attending a course. A full course of 12 learners is priced at 50% off!

Travel costs will be added to the prices above at a rate of 30p per mile from our office in Plympton.

Booking enquiry

If you would like to book this course, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. 

    Do you have any medical conditions that could prevent or restrict you from carrying out the practical elements of the course?