This Level 3 qualification is made up of two units including First Aid Essentials. It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of activity, including sports, leisure and recreation.

Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are also covered, making the full qualification very comprehensive.

Unit 1, (or day 1) of this qualification contains and covers the learning outcomes of the level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, so those who wish to gain the level 3 award in EFAW are able to sit day 1 of this qualification.


A minimum of 12 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theory activities, plus an assignment and some pre-course activity could be required. 


A maximum of 12 candidates are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

A candidate cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, the employer must then ensure the candidate is suitable for the role.


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

For those wishing to complete the full level 3 qualification, this course must be completed within 6 weeks

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.


  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Fractures
  • Drowning injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Heat and cold
  • Resuscitation
  • Heart attacks
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal injuries
  • Angina
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Asthma