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QNUK Level 3 Award (RQF)

A 6 hour course suitable for adults who may need to provide first aid in a low risk work place.

Emergency First Aid At Work Qualification Overview

The purpose of this course is for learners to attain the knowledge and the practical competence required to deal with the range of emergency first aid situations. The course is one unit, Emergency First Aid at Work.  The aim is for learners to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations, with an understanding of the role of the first aider. The course will include use of equipment, record keeping and basic hygiene.

The measurable achievements are based on the recommendations of Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. This unit meets The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 in respect of First Aid at Work.


The qualification requires 6 contact learning hours (minimum). The maximum period to achieve this, including referrals, is 4 weeks.


Certification and requalification

Course certificates will be valid for 3 years from the date of the end of the first aid course. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified. Certification will be with the certified awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual - the Qualifications Network or QNUK

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of low risk first aid situations.


Formative assessment will be conducted throughout the course, with a short multiple choice exam at the end of the day.

Venues and equipment

In line with current regulations, venues will need to be a minimum of 100 square metres to accommodate up to 12 people safely, and, for smaller courses; a minimum of 50 square meters to accommodate up to 6 people -  along with the trainer, training resources: flipchart, projector, CPR manikins, AED training machines (1 per 4 learners), kneeling pads, bandages and paperwork to train and assess the course.

Covid health and safety measures

A venue risk assessment will be carried out in advance to confirm that there is enough space and that the venue meets safety standards conducive to learning.  A further assessment will be carried on the day to ensure that conditions remain the same.  Attendees will be required to wear masks and use hand gel regularly throughout the day, as well as wash their hands.  Temperatures will be taken on arrival and anyone with a temperature above 38 degrees will be asked to return home. More detailed guidance will be sent out when the course is booked.

Course quality assurance

 After each course learners are asked to complete a short evaluation on the day and afterwards they are emailed another opportunity to provide feedback about their training.  Pre-course joining instructions sent to learners include a request for information about special requirements, information about learner complaints / appeals procedures.

EFAW Measurable Achievements

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

2. Be able to assess an incident

3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty

4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking

5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding

6. Know how provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries