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First Aid at Work – Level 3 (RQF)

Highfield Awarding Organisation

The objective of this qualification is to support delegates in becoming a first aider in the workplace.

Who should complete the course?

This qualification is designed for people who wish to become a first aider in the workplace, and meets the requirements for first aid provision in organisations which require staff to be trained to this level for their first aid needs assessment.


The aim of this course is to give delegates the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out the role of a first aider in the workplace.


At the end of this course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Know how to assess an incident
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • Understand CPR
  • Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Assist a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis
Course Content

Course Content

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is comprised of two units, which cover the following topics:

Unit 1 – Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

  • The roles and responsibilities
  • Assess an incident
  • Unconscious casualties who are breathing normally
  • Unconscious casualties who is not breathing normally including cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Choking
  • External bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries

Unit 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the workplace

  • Conduct a Secondary Survey
  • Injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Major illnesses


3 days N.B. It is a mandatory requirement that delegates should be requalified every 3 years.


Practical observation – The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve delegates demonstrating practical first aid skills, in addition to Oral questioning – Delegates must provide a short response to set questions and complete a multiple-choice paper.

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