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FAA - Award in First Aid at Work course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in First Aid at Work 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. Visit FAA web site

What is the FAA - Award in First Aid at Work course?

Category: First-Aid

Level: Intermediate

Level 3 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 6 in Scotland.

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 accordance 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.

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How much is a Award in First Aid at Work course?

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These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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Who is the FAA - Award in First Aid at Work course designed for?

Where a workplace risk assessment of first aid needs identifies a requirement for a First Aider in the Workplace, this three-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.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in First Aid at Work course cover?

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


QAN 603/2081/3
Credit value
Unit numberUnit title
Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
2Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury In the Workplace


QAN R528 04
Credit value
Unit numberUnit title
Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
UL20 041
2Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury In the Workplace
UL21 042

QAN - Qualification accreditation number, URN - Unit reference number, GLH - Guided learning hours, TQT - Total Qualification Time

The qualification has 18 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 22 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact time of 18 hours must be delivered over a minimum of 3 days. The course can be spread over a maximum of 10 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.

How is the FAA - Award in First Aid at Work course assessed?

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration, oral questioning and written assessment.

A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment

learners pass or are referred.

Practical assessment

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
  • Choking
  • Major bleeding and shock
  • Major seizure
  • Minor injuries
  • Secondary assessment (top to toe survey)
  • Injured limbs
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Major illness
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy

The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment.

Written assessment

A Workbook is completed throughout the course by a learner. Questions will be asked covering the theoretical assessment criteria to ensure that the learner has gained the required knowledge. An example of this would be 'What first aid treatment would you provide for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis?'

Learners will need to successfully answer all questions contained in the Workbook.

Trainer/Assessors may also ask a learner additional questions if felt necessary to confirm their knowledge and understanding.

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