FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (FAA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation.

The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed and quality assured in line with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.

The qualification is delivered in accordance with the protocols set by the latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

How long is the FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 certificate valid for?

The FAA Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course certificate has 3 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course designed 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.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course cover?

The qualification consists of two units which learners must successfully complete to achieve the full qualification. Learners completing unit 1 can be certificated with the FAA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification if required.

What is Emergency First Aid?



Action in an emergency

Primary Survey

Secondary assessment

The respiratory system


Disorders of respiration

Adult basic life support

Disorders of circulation

Wounds and bleeding

Minor burns and scalds


How is the FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3 course assessed?

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning.

Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked supporting questions by the Trainer / Assessor.

The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed.

Learners will be assessed on:

Primary survey and the recovery position

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator


Major bleeding and shock

Major seizure

Minor injuries

Secondary assessment (top to toe survey)

Injured limbs

Head and spinal injuries

Chest injuries

Major illness

Eye injuries

Bites and stings

Effects of heat and cold

The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred Trainer / Assessors may also ask a learner additional questions if felt necessary to confirm their knowledge and understanding.

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