This qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation.

The course is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Aim of Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Course Content:

  • The role of the Emergency First Aider
  • Preventing cross-infection
  • Recording incidents and actions
  • Use of available equipment
  • Emergency Procedure
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries (small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

Assessment Method:

  1. Practical Assessment completed throughout the course
  2. Multiple choice question paper

Course Duration:

6 hours (1 day)

Credit Value:

1 Credits

Awarding Body – Qualsafe Awards

On successful completion an accredited certificate is awarded valid for 3 years