This is the Ofqual and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved First Aid at Work course, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

The FAW certificate permits the holder to be employed as a First Aider in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

As with the Emergency First Aid at Work course the FAW course can be adapted with extra emphasis being placed on certain areas which are relevant to a particular environment.

The course is a 3 day course consisting of theory learning first aid skills and putting these skills into realistic scenarios ensuring a full understanding and to build confidence in dealing with an incident.

Course syllabus

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Incident management
  • First aid kits
  • Recording and reporting
  • Basic life support [Adult]
  • Management of a seizure
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Bleeds
  • Burns
  • Hypoxia
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma
  • Eye injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Poisons
  • Fractures, Sprains, dislocations
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Secondary survey


Students are continually assessed on practical skills throughout the course and knowledge is assessed by two short multiple choice question papers.


The cost of the three-day course for a group of up to 12 candidates is £825 when run at your venue. In addition there is a cost of £25 per candidate for certification and manual.

Therefore, for example, the total cost per person on a course with 12 candidates will be £93.75, with six on a course will be £187.50

It is strongly recommended by HSE that trained staff attend a half-day update every twelve months.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

Booking your course

Please use the downloadable booking forms below. Complete the appropriate form and send by email or post.

Group Booking form (Word)
Individual Booking Form (Word)

Group Booking form (pdf)
Individual Booking Form (pdf)

If booking a course please take the time to read our terms and conditions.