This course typically runs across two full days (2 x 6-hour sessions) and leads to the HSE approved First Aid at Work certificate, which is valid for 3 years. You must hold a valid HSE approved First Aid at Work Certificate that is current but due for renewal (ie must be in date at time of assessment).
Unit 1: Emergency First aid in the Workplace
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
The course is very practical and participative and there will be plenty of opportunity to practise the skills you learn.
As every workplace has different emergency scenarios, students will be given the opportunity to discuss their own requirements at the beginning of the course.
Students should dress comfortably and women should preferably wear trousers.
You will cover everything you previously learnt doing the L3 First Aid at Work qualification, however this will be taught over 2 days due to the fact that this is a refresher course.
The training programme for Unit 1 covers the following topics:
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing an incident
- Unconscious casualties
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- External bleeding
- Minor injuries
The training programme for Unit 2 covers the following topics:
- Secondary survey
- Injuries to bones, joints and muscles
- Suspected head and spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Major illnesses
- Emergency First Aid
You will be continually assessed throughout the course. At the end of the course you will also undertake a practical and written examination. You must pass this to qualify for the CIEH First Aid at Work Certificate.
The certificate is valid for three years. You must attend a further 12 hour First Aid at Work Re-qualification course after 3 years in order to renew your qualification in full.
Current HSE approved First Aid at Work Certificate
(must be in date at time of assessment).
After Your Course
This course will develop your skills as a first-aider.
Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01539 814700