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First Aid at Work (3 Day)

What our learners say….

Course presented by Paul who has passion and enthusiasm about the topics. Good knowledge about his area of expertise and inciteful anecdotes and case studies.

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor, clearly passionate and his experience leads to great confidence for all delegates.

The Course

Performing chest compressions on a manequin If you have identified that you need first-aiders in your place of work they will need to achieve a certificate of competence in First Aid At Work. The FAW course must be include a minimum of 18 hours training delivered in no less than 3 days. The FAW course includes the content of the one-day EFAW course and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses.

The certificate is valid for 3 years and before the expiry date first aiders will need to undertake a First Aid At Work Re-qualification course to obtain another 3 year certificate.

A Choice of Certification

Cognet can provide a choice of certification for this course. Firstly we offer our own certificates which are approved by the First Aid Industry Body which reflects that we have held continuous Health and Safety Executive approval to deliver First Aid at Work Training since 1992 until de-regulation by the Government in October 2013.

In addition for those requiring a Level 3 Ofqual regulated course we are able to provide assessment and certification through Qualifications Network (QNUK)

Blended Learning Option

Blended Learning Diagram

Blended learning is a type of learning that combines online digital media with traditional classroom delivery. As online or E-Learning has become a popular method of learning over recent years there have been efforts to incorporate it in to a wider learning experience.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) now state that blended learning is an accepted method for delivery of first aid training. Cognet now offer a blended learning option in both the First Aid At Work and Paediatric First Aid qualifications. The FAIB approved Online course typically replaces day 1 of each course. Some learners and employers benefit from less time in the classroom and the ability to use the online element to learn at their own pace and in their own time.

The benefit to you is that you no longer need to attend three days of the course to achieve this qualification. The Online course can be completed in your own time and at your own pace and then you can attend one of our public dates to complete the course.

If you would like further information about the blended learning option please contact us using the contact form  or call Craig on 01905 745457.

Public Course Dates


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Course Content:


  • Communication and delegation of responsibility in an emergency
  • Resuscitation & use of AED
  • Managing the unconscious casualty
  • Control of bleeding
  • Shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Minor injuries
  • Poisons, gases, and fumes
  • Transporting and moving and injured person
  • Recognising illness
  • Personal hygiene and cross-infection control.
  • The first aid box and simple record keeping
  • The duties of the employer

Course Duration:

18 hours training delivered over a minimum of 3 days.

Assessment is made by independent assessors using scenario based questioning and multiple-choice question paper.

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:12

Awarding Body / Certification:

A choice of both Cognet Occupational Safety and Health Limited and Level 3 Ofqual regulated qualifications are available:

The Cognet Occupational Safety and Health Limited course is approved by First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)

Certificate of Approval number  1179/92

First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) Certificate of Approval number 1179/92 (627)

The Level 3 Ofqual regulated course is accredited by Qualifications Network (QNUK)

Course Requirements / Notes:

Delegates are required to take active participation in practical elements of the course to show competency in order to achieve certification. Delegates should dress appropriately for carrying out floor-based tasks such as CPR.

Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: