Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. 


A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theory activities, some pre course activity may 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.

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

The HSE recommend that all candidates undertake annual refresher training of three hours. 


  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness
  • Anatomy
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Shock