Emergency First Aid at Work

The aim of the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is to enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the Emergency Medical Services when required.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 600/7886/8
Title: STA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
Credit Value: 1 Credit


Qualification Number: R272 04
Title: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 5
Credit Value: 1 Credit

  • Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Length of Course

6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Understanding the importance of preventing cross-infection
  • Understanding the need for recording incidents and actions
  • The use of available equipment
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious, having a seizure, choking, wounded and bleeding or suffering from shock
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Provide first aid care to a casualty for minor injuries including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters
Mandatory Units
  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (A/504/4517)
Assessment Criteria
  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Complete a worksheet during the course