Training Course Broker Ltd. is an independent resource whose aim is to assist students in finding good quality training. We do NOT deliver any training and are NOT associated with any accrediting body. Courses are delivered by accredited training providers.

First-Aid Course Selector.

Below are the descriptions for the " " courses:

Beginners Level Qualifications.

Click View Course Dates to Book or, View Full Course Description for more syllabus information.

FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED

Ideal for:

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more widely available in public areas and workplaces and the survival rate for casualties suffering cardiac arrest dramatically increases if an AED is available and there are qualified personnel to use it.

The qualification is primarily for learners who have a responsibility at work or are involved in voluntary and community activities having access to an AED.

The learner will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to recognise and treat someone who has suffered cardiac arrest and to respond quickly, calmly and confidently.

FAA - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Ideal for:

Where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace, this one-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The learner will attain knowledge and practical competences required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

The FAA Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is unit 1 of the three-day FAA First Aid at Work qualification. From gaining this qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the FAA First Aid at Work qualification.

FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED

Ideal for:

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualtys survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

The qualification is valid for 3 years and all learners will be assessed for their practical skills as well as their knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.

FAA - Award in First Aid Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice

Ideal for:

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained first aid personnel. A risk assessment of first aid needs determines the workplace requirements

This qualification enables learners to gain the knowledge to produce a risk assessment of first aid needs for a workplace ensuring that all HSE requirements are being met.

FAA - Forestry First Aid

Ideal for:

The qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and competence for a learner to deal with emergency first aid situations in a forestry/agricultural environment.

The FAA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid (+F), is designed to accompany a suitable First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification to enable a learner to meet the requirements of the Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy. Learners must hold a First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification before attending this course.

If learners need to satisfy the requirements of the Forestry Commission, information regarding acceptable first aid qualifications can be found in The Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy  for those that work on our land.

FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid

Ideal for:

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage

This two-day 12 hour qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Educations statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

FAA - Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Ideal for:

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents.

The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this emergency paediatric first aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.

FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3

Ideal for:

The qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and competence required for a learner to deal with a range of first aid situations with a focus on sports and activity related conditions.

The qualification is suitable for learners working in outdoor and activity environments or involved in voluntary and community activities.

Unit 1 of the qualification is suitable for learners wishing to act as an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace.

FAIB - First Aid at Work

Ideal for:

Designed for employers and employees who want to receive the most thorough first aid training possible. This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, with the knowledge and expertise to handle first aid emergencies.

FAIB - First Aid at Work Refresher

Ideal for:

Designed for employers and employees who want to refresh their knowledge. This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, with the knowledge and expertise to handle first aid emergencies.

FAIB - Emergency First Aid at Work

Ideal for:

This course is for people who are required to act as an Emergency First Aider at Work. 

The course has been designed to equip the Emergency First Aider with the skills necessary to take charge and deal with an emergency effectively. The emphasis is placed on preventing situations from becoming worse and maintaining life until help arrives.

FAIB - Paediatric First Aid OFSTED Compliant

Ideal for:

This Ofsted compliant two day (12 hour) course is intended for those who work in an early years setting such as nurseries, child minders, nannies, playgroups, Children Centre employees and those working towards their child care qualifications. 

Highfield - Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

Ideal for:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Highfield Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification however learners are advised to have a minimum of level 1 literacy.

There is no specific age restriction for this qualification however centres must assess the suitability of learners on completing the course and ensure they are able to effectively perform CPR prior to registration.

Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Ideal for:

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  • 16 years of age or above
  • It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths.

Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Requalification (RQF)

Ideal for:

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed at learners who have previously gained the full qualification and are first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  • 16 years of age or above
  • It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths.

ITC - Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Ideal for:

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of First Aider in the Workplace that may have been identified by a workplace risk assessment, and can be relied upon by employers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for EFAW training providers.

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace.

Successful completion of the course will result in knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace.

ITC - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Ideal for:

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Paediatric First Aider in a role that has responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. The award has been designed to fulfil the need for effective paediatric first aid training set out in The Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. It may also have been identified as necessary by a workplace risk assessment.

The qualification will benefit all who work in the early years environment and with pre-puberty children.

ITC - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Re-qualification)

Ideal for:

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day* First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

Successful completion will result in the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the management of emergency incidents and the treatment of illness and injuries in the workplace.

ITC - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Ideal for:

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

Successful completion will result in the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the management of emergency incidents and the treatment of illness and injuries in the workplace.

ITC - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Ideal for:

This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings.  Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times, when children are present.

QNUK - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (RQF) qualification is for those that are interested in, or are required to attend annual training in basic life support.

While some candidates may be interested in undertaking this qualification for personal development, those working in a GP or dentist surgery may attend to meet industry requirements.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) qualification is for those requiring a first aid qualification to support their role as a sports coach or instructor. 

The qualification builds on the Emergency first aid at work qualification, to include core common injuries found in sorting activities.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF) is the most popular first aid qualification. The Emergency First aid at work qualification is the choice of many employers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is ideal for those employers that need to meet the minimum requirement of first aid regulations - typically those working in shops, offices and other low risk environments.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is aimed at those working in an early years setting who require a first aid qualification for emergency paediatric first aid.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First aid (RQF) meets the requirements for those working in an early years setting, however, the setting should ensure that they also have suitable numbers of staff with a ‘2 day’ qualification such as the QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)

QNUK - Level 3 Award in First aid (Annual Refresher) (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid (Annual Refresher) (RQF) qualification is for those that hold a current First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, who are in need of an annual refresher as recommended in the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

Please note, this qualification is intended to ensure candidates maintain their skills during their qualification period. This is not a re-qualification, qualification.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace. The QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (RQF) has been developed in conjunction with other AOs and supports employers to meet their requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. (NI 1982)

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is aimed at those working in an early years setting who require a paediatric first aid qualification to meet the early years foundation stage requirements.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF) is seen as the most common qualification for early years practitioners and is delivered over 2 days.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF) qualification is for those that require additional training in basic life support and management of anaphylaxis. Many attendees are those working in environments that support children that may be at risk of severe allergic reactions, for example those working in nurseries and other early years settings.

The qualification has also been designed as the perfect add-on to standard first aid courses such as the QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

Ideal for:

QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

QA - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

QA - Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

QA - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification has been designed in-line with the current Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who cares for infants and children, such as parents, guardians, grandparents or those who have an involvement with infants and children and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

QA - Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid

Ideal for:

Streamlined perfectly to avoid the duplication of topics associated with attending both the First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid courses separately, the Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course has been specifically designed for those who work in settings that require both First Aiders and Paediatric First Aiders, such as schools, sports clubs or other childcare settings.

Please note, Learners who wish to undertake the Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.

QA - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.

QA - Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide first aid and/or use an AED in an emergency.

QA - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.

QA - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide basic life support for adults and children. It is also ideal for those who are qualified in providing first aid and are looking to refresh or develop their existing first aid knowledge and skills further.

QA - Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people they are caring for when dealing with an emergency.

QA - Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation whilst undertaking activities, such as sports, swimming, hiking, rock climbing etc.

QA - First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (QAR)

Ideal for:

The First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (QAR) qualification is specifically designed to allow qualified first aiders to update their first aid skills yearly, until requalification training is required.

QA - Paediatric First Aid Annual Refresher (QAR)

Ideal for:

The Paediatric First Aid Annual Refresher (QAR) course is intended for qualified paediatric first aiders wishing to refresh their skills and knowledge.

QA - Forestry First Aid +F (QAR)

Ideal for:

The Forestry First Aid +F (QAR) qualification is ideal for those that work or intend to work in a forestry, agricultural or remote environment, such as tree surgeons and farmers.

Learners must:

  • Be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training
  • Hold or be working towards either a regulated first aid qualification (minimum 1 day course), prior to certification

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Other course requirements:

Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear.

QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for the treatment and/or management of casualties who need administration of emergency medical oxygen.This qualification is suitable for first aiders operating in a high risk environment, community first responders, cabin/film crew, fire, police and other emergency services personnel.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a license to practice - the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for oxygen provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or administer oxygen without clinical governance.

QA - Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 2 Award in CitizenAid (RQF) qualification has been developed for all members of the public who wish to learn valuable life-saving skills and techniques for use in the event of a shooting, stabbing, bombing or other deliberate incident.

QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) - Requalification

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

The requalification is a 3 day course to refresh your skills and revalidate the original qualification.

It is also used for people who have previous experience and qualifications to convert over to the FREC suite with Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). You should hold an in date FPOSi or equivalent.

QA - Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is intended for those who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation that have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication within their scope of practice.

Learners who wish to undertake the QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) must be employed by a CQC registered organisation and have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent qualification.

QA - Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support (RQF)

Ideal for:

The QA Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support (RQF) is ideal for those who have a responsibility at work, or in community or voluntary activities to provide emergency care to patients, such as event medical providers, emergency ambulance personnel, registered healthcare professionals and those working in specialist roles within the emergency services and military.

QA - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Re-qualification

Ideal for:
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Unaccredited - Emergency First Aid

Ideal for:

The course is designed to train delegates in basic first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill prior to the arrival of the emergency services

Unaccredited - Emergency First Aid at Work

Ideal for:

This  qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

Unaccredited - Basic Life support and Safe Use of Automatic External Defibrillator

Ideal for:

This is ideal for an appointed person in the workplace, where a fully qualified First Aider is not required by the First Aid Risk Assessment.