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First aid at work (level 3)

This accredited qualification will provide you with the basic knowledge and practical skills to assess, identify, diagnose, treat and seek appropriate medical help for a variety of possible illnesses and injuries.

This revised course includes use of automated external defibrillators as part of the CPR sequence.

Duration: 3 days

Who is it for?

This course is for designated first aiders within all types of workplace, including care home staff, officers in charge of buildings, office based staff and training providers.

What are the outcomes?

On completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assess an incident
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, including use of an AED
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding, a minor injury or who is in shock
  • Conduct a secondary survey
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, or suspected head and neck injuries
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries, burns and scalds, an eye injury, sudden poisoning, anaphylaxis or a suspected major illness

Additional information

Practical and written assessments will be included in this course and must be completed in order to gain certification from the Association of First Aiders (AoFA).

A refresher must be undertaken every three years for this course. This course can be delivered in-house if required.

For further details or to book this course, please contact us via our online form, call our team on 01432 383500 or email You may also search for upcoming open courses on CPD Online.