First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work Qualification (FAW) is a three-day course, covering a wide range of CPR and first aid skills and equipping the first-aider to apply first aid to a variety of specific injuries and illnesses in a work environment.
Candidate Age Requirements
Candidate Age Requirements
This qualification meets the requirements of the FAW regulations and is regulated by OFQUAL. It is suitable for businesses, schools and community groups to meet their legal obligations.
First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification is designed to meet the needs of employers, communities and individuals committed to providing safety and first aid support for aquatic and non-aquatic (dry) activities in a working or associated environment. This course provides candidates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with the demands to administer first aid within the work environment.
Is this course suitable for you?
FAW course is recommended to everyone. Organisations are particularly advised to take this course. No prior first aid knowledge is required.
This qualification is for learners aged 16+ who have a specific responsibility at work, or in a voluntary capacity to provide first aid.
First Aid at Work Qualification
The FAW qualification is valid for three years. Candidates must requalify before the expiry date of their existing qualification to remain qualified.
To get qualified in this course, candidates must be 16 years of age at the date of assessment, show 100% attendance and complete all assessments.
This OFQUAL-accredited qualification is suitable for all industries and meets HSE requirements.
Requalification for FAW
In order to requalify, learners must be fully assessed against all learning outcomes. The delivery time can be adjusted based on current HSE guidance for requalification (2 days). It is considered appropriate to reduce the time by 6 hours for requalification to 12 hours.
To ensure the best support is provided to candidates, the maximum number attending a course is limited to 12.
The total qualification time for First Aid at Work course is 22 hours. It is made up of 18 guided learning hours (excluding breaks) and 4 hours for candidate self-study.
Assessment for the First Aid at Work course will include a mixture of practical and theory-based evaluations.
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You can add the following qualifications to your First Aid at Work training.
Automated External Defibrillation Qualification
You can add AED qualification to your “First Aid at Work” training. It is an addition to the Basic AED training within the course. With this update, the course time will increase by a minimum of 1.5 guided learning hours.
Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis Management
You can add “Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis Management” qualification to your FAW training. With this update, the course time will increase by a minimum of 2 hours for the training and assessment of Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis Management.