This course is designed for anyone wanting to become an accredited first aider. This qualification provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in work environments.

The course consists of two sections which must be completed to gain the qualification

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (EFAW)
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Course aims

The course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to undertake the role of a first aider in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Section 1

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the emergency first aider.
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding.
  • Understand how to provide first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor injuries including burns/scalds, minor cuts, grazes and bruising

Section 2

  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with head and spinal injuries.
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with suspected chest injuries
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with major burns and scalds.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been poisoned.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected major injuries

Course duration 24 hours