First Aid at Work

The purpose of this qualification is for the learner to attain knowledge and practical competencies required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 603/2347/4
Title: STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
Credit Value: 3 Credits


Qualification Number: R543 04
Title: STA Award in First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6
Credit Value: 3 Credits

  • Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 3 years and must be revalidated on a 2 day refresher course.

Length of Course

22 Notional Guided Learning Hours:

  • 18 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
  • 4 Non-Contact Guided Learning Hours
Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assess an incident
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Choking
  • External bleeding
  • Shock
  • Small cuts
  • Grazes
  • Bruises
  • Small splinters
  • Secondary survey
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Epileptic seizure
  • Asthma attack
  • Diabetic emergency
Mandatory Units
  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
Assessment Criteria
  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an adult manikin
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out first aid for a workplace emergency situation
  • Complete 2 worksheets during the course