First Aid at Work

The First Aid at Work qualification aims to create a level of competence in first aid skills for the workplace.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 600/7441/3
Title: STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
Credit Value: 3 Credits


Qualification Number: R273 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

24 Notional Guided Learning Hours:

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

This qualification covers:

  • The ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency arises in the workplace
  • The ability to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation promptly and effectively
  • Administering first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is unconscious, wounded or bleeding, burned or scalded, suffering from bone injury, muscle
    injury, joint injury, shock, eye injury, poisoned, or overcome by gas/fumes
  • Transporting a casualty to safety as required by the circumstances of the workplace
  • The recognition of minor illnesses and taking appropriate action
  • Maintaining records and providing written information to a doctor or hospital if required
  • Understanding the importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures
  • Understanding the legal framework for first aid provision at work
  • Demonstrating the use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace
Mandatory Units
  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (A/504/4517)
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace (F/504/4518)
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