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Emergency First Aid at Work (FAA Level 3 Award - 1 Day) - HS034

This national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. You may count the qualification accreditation towards your formal general educational development.

Type of training: Face-to-face classroom based.

Duration: 09:00 to 17:00 (a minimum of 6 hours covered in one day) 


  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  2. Be able to assess, deal with and report an incident.
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty (e.g. breathing normally, not breathing normally)
  4. Be able to recognise, manage and provide first aid for injuries in the workplace, which includes burns, bleeding and choking.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a written assessment. Valid for a 3 year period.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL permanent staff who wish to gain a basic knowledge of first aid and is ideal for low hazard environments (e.g. offices, shops, libraries) or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. 

Re-qualification: is to attend and successfully complete a 1-day requalification course. 

Bookings: Please book on via the CPD Platform, if you have any issues gaining access please contact the IT Helpdesk.

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL / Barts Health NHS Trust arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable to other organisations see QMUL e-Shop for details. To register your interest for this course, please complete the First Aid Training Request Form.

Further Information: If you require any further details, please contact the HSD Helpdesk.

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