First Aid At Work

First Aid at Work provides the candidate with a complete set of skills and knowledge required within the workplace and gives them the confidence to step forward in a first aid emergency. It also helps the employer meet the standards of the Health and Safety (First aid) at Work regulations.

Course Aims

To enable candidates to gain a Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

Course Duration

3 Days.

Suitable Candidates

This course is for candidates who require a first aid at work (FAW) certificate to comply with H.S.E. requirements.

Pre-Course Requirements

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course syllabus and be able to kneel to administer Basic Life Support.

Assessment Method

Trainees must attend all training sessions and be successful in the assessment activities and test papers as set by Highfield Qualifications.


Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid At Work.

Course Syllabus

  • The role of the first aider

  • Content of first aid kits

  • How to avoid cross infection

  • Recording of incidents and accidents

  • Assessing the situation in an emergency

  • Administer first aid to a casualty who:

    • is unconscious (including seizures)

    • requires Basic Life Support (BLS)

    • requires an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

    • is choking

    • is wounded and/or bleeding

    • is in shock

    • has minor conditions

  • Administer first aid to a casualty with:

    • injuries to bones, muscles, joints including spinal injury

    • chest Injuries

    • sudden poisoning

    • burns and scalds

    • eye injuries

    • anaphylactic shock

  • Recognise and provide appropriate first aid for major illness, including:

    • Heart Attack & Angina

    • Stroke

    • Epilepsy

    • Asthma

    • Diabetes