Course Overview

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace by giving first aiders a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical/environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties.The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training first-aiders and builds on this by allowing learners to identify risks within their place of work and research measures to support these risks within their surrounding environment. In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports first aiders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.


These include the role and responsibilities of a first aiderBeing able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normallyBeing able to manage a casualty with external bleedingBeing able to manage a casualty with a minor injuryUnderstand how the environment can impact on the provision of first aidHow to support a variety of casualties and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

Mandatory Units

Providing First Aid at WorkMedical Intelligence and Environmental AwarenessSafe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

  • Course level: Level 3
  • Credit Value: 4
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32
  • Total Qualifying Hours: 40