Overview top

The RQF Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification covers a wide range of CPR and first aid skills, equipping the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.

The First Aid at Work Refresher Course is designed to update the skills of delegates wishing to renew their existing 3 day First Aid at Work Certificate. Delegates must be in possession of a First Aid at Work or a First Aid at Work Refresher Certificate. The first aid at work Refresher course involves at least 12 hours of training and is run over two days.

The course will aim to refresh delegate’s knowledge of the following topics: -

• First Aid Priorities

• Managing Incidents

• Basic Life Support

• Examination of a Casualty

• Unconsciousness

• Control of Bleeding

• Fractures

• Burns and Scalds

• Common Illnesses

• Chest Pains including Heart Attacks & Angina

• Eye Injuries

• Head injuries

• Seizures (Adults)

• Shock

• Asthma

• Fainting/Feeling Faint

• Low Blood Sugar/Diabetic Emergencies

• Allergic reaction

• Stroke

• Spinal injuries

• Dressings

• Recording and Reporting

• Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations

• First Aid Kits

Courses are available at our training centre in South Shields, however we can also train groups (up to 12) at your place of work. Please contact Marine.SafetyTraining@stc.ac.uk for more information and prices.

Entry Requirements top

Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment and be in possession of a First Aid at Work or a First Aid at Work Refresher Certificate. Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

Assessment top

First Aid at Work Refresher is trainer assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All assessment criteria in the units must be achieved.

Further Information top


In order to re-qualify learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit. The delivery time can be adjusted based on current HSE guidance for requalification (2 days). It is considered appropriate to reduce the time by 6 hours for re-qualification to 12 hours.