First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

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From £249.99

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If you want to learn to become first aider & gain the confidence to be able to put your knowledge into practice, this is the course for you.

Businesses with a higher level of workplace risk, or older employees & clients, choose the first aid at work course because of the range of learning included.

After you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll gain your certificate in First Aid at Work. It’s the perfect choice for all higher risk work environments, such as an garages, workshops, factories, etc.

It’s available as:

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Not sure if this course is right for you? Read our FAQ page which we’ve written to help you decide which course is right for you.

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First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

Employers have legal duties towards their colleagues when it comes to first aid. Our First Aid at Work course, run as a face to face course, provides you with the knowledge & skills required to be a workplace first aider in a higher risk environment.

First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work Course syllabus includes:

  • Health & Safety legislation with regards to first aid
  • Understanding the role & responsibility of the first-aider, including:
    • managing incidents
    • gathering & using available equipment
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
  • First aid kits & their contents
  • How to assess an emergency situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively
  • Recognising & administering first aid to a casualty who is/has;
    • unresponsive & breathing normally (recovery position)
    • unresponsive & not breathing normally (CPR & use of Defibrillator)
    • the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
    • choking
    • wounded and bleeding
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • small splinters
    • minor burns and scalds
    • having a seizure
    • suffering medical shock
    • injuries to eyes, bones, muscles, joints & chest
    • suspected head or spinal injuries
    • bites & stings
    • sudden poisoning
    • having a heart attack, seizure or a stroke
    • asthma
    • diabetes
    • suffering anaphylactic shock
    • electric shock
    • suffering the effects of extreme heat or cold


There are two options available for the first aid at work course. Ultimately there is no difference in the validity of either, but some people prefer to choose one other the other. You will see the same presentation, be assessed on the same practical skills & to the same degree, but sit different multiple choice exam papers at the end of the course.

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • This is the default option.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • If you’d prefer this option, please select this option when making your booking above.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course duration:

  • The HSE state that for the course to be valid, your course must be a minimum of 18 hours in duration. This includes the time allowed for the assessments and exam, but does not include for any coffee breaks.
  • Generally we run these courses from 9.30am until 5pm.


  • Whether certified by Chris Garland Training or the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation that we use, the assessments are the basically the same. Each candidate undertakes a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
  • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
    • You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
  • Practical observation:
    • You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

First Aid at Work Course Pre-requisites:

  • You’ll need to be able to demonstrate first aid procedures as you would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor. So you must be physically capable of doing this to pass the course.
  • We recommend that you have a reasonable understanding of English & maths (e.g. GCSE grade C/Level 2) before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • The course is suitable for anyone over 16 looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

First Aid at Work Course Candidates:

  • All classroom courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and (where applicable) by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor.
  • Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • This first aid at work course is available to candidates throughout the UK & abroad.
  • We can deliver it in other countries, but the protocols that we teach meet the current UK practice, protocols & guidance.


  • Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.
  • Why not arrange to have a private face to face course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.


First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

7 reviews for First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

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  1. Jayne Hayward

    Great training experience. Engaging and extremely interesting.

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    • Chris Garland

      Thank you Jayne! It was great to see you again.

  2. Adele Cook

    If any of you are thinking of doing, or putting staff onto, a First Aid course, I can thoroughly recommend Chris Garland Training.

    Having just completed a three day First Aid at Work course after letting my previous cert lapse, the course was, although (rightfully) challenging, a pleasure to undertake. A brilliant balance of professional knowledge & a humorous understanding approach.

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  3. Nicola Mapes

    Chris is an excellent trainer with many years experience, lots of stories and information to keep you engaged throughout the course.

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  4. ChrisGarland

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “An excellent course, really well put together and well worth doing. The help me in the future.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “An excellent trainer who was really good at explaining signs & symptoms of medical conditions. It’s the most useful training for work and in everyday life.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent tutor, very reassuring. If I need first aid in the future, he would be the person.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A brilliant course delivered by a knowledgeable instructor”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A really create course!! Chris explains things very well.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative with a supportive trainer”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Brilliant & informative. Very well delivered.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Chris very informative and very helpful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Chris was a very supportive instructor. The course was good & information and content were very helpful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really good and interesting. Really nice instructor.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative. Thank you!”

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  5. ChrisGarland

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative. This was the first time a first aid course has been enjoyable and easy to follow and understand!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative and enjoyable”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Friendly & reassuring”

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  6. ChrisGarland

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I think it’s been amazing training. I’ve gained lots of new knowledge and feel much more confident. Thank you!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Good knowledgable course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A brilliant course, run by a brilliant instructor. Very glad I chose to do it!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I thought the course was very informative and interesting. Chris was a good instructor ans was extremely knowledgable & passionate, which made the course fun and engaging.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A very productive course. I learnt a lot!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “The course was very interesting and was able to give me the confidence to act, respond & be a first aider. I really enjoyed it as it was packed with information including the practical skills. 10/10”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative & thorough. Although lots of information to take in, I found Chris very helpful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent. Very informative, interesting & relaxed. I’ve learnt a lot.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A very informative course, delivered by a very knowledgable person.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Chris was very thorough in his training. He took it at a pace which wasn’t rushed & allowed time for questions. Great value for money. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. He has built my confidence in my ability as a first aider. The reference book was good for revision & to refresh. I’d definitely recommend. Chris is a great instructor.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting, engaging and absolutely full of information. We hope never to need but I’m very glad I now do.”

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  7. ChrisGarland

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Fun course. Really informative and I enjoyed every day.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very good, really happy.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative, fun while being serious. Good new skills learned.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative course. Very pleased.”

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First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

Why choose us?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose Chris Garland Training as your training partner.


• Established 2012
• Trusted and recommended by training providers, nationwide.
• Consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our clients.
• Bespoke courses backed & certified by The CPD Group.
• Courses certified by Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisations.

Environmentally and socially responsible

• Our charity of the year 2022 is the North West air Ambulance Charity. Part of your course fee will be donated and you can add to this when purchasing your course place.
• Additionally, for every course place booked, we pay for a tree to be planted in some of the worlds most deforested areas and an area of kelp to be planted and managed.
• Our planting partners are Just One Tree. They also run educational programmes for those involved in the planting, thereby sharing and promoting knowledge and ownership of the newly planted forests.
• You can read more about this and our other environmental strategies on our Environmental Responsibility page.

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• Professionally qualified instructors, with Enhanced DBS Certificates.
• Internal & External Quality Assurance of courses.
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• Credit/debit card, BACS and Purchase Order payments accepted.

Our clients

• We’re proud to have a nationwide client base, including:
— Multi-National & FTSE100 companies,
— Local Authorities & Wildlife Trusts,
— Universities, Colleges, School Academies & Childcare providers,
— Schools & adult education providers; including Independent, Local Authority, Referral & Secure units,
— Food manufacturers, Restaurants & Chefs,
— Mining, Surveying, Construction & Maintenance companies,
— Sports Clubs; including Golf, Rugby, Netball, Judo, Canoeing, Hiking & Climbing Centres,
— Hospitals, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists,
— Tree Surgeons,
— Other training providers,
— And many, many more!

First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

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We’re more than happy to run a private course for you at either our training centre or at your venue. Simply fill in this form and we’ll get back to you soon;

Some national governing bodies require that course certificates be issued by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation*. We offer self-certified & Ofqual Accredited courses; the main difference in certification being third party cost. Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation certification is currently priced at an additional £12.50pp.

*Some of our courses are bespoke to Chris Garland Training. As such they cannot be certified by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation. Where this is the case, you will be informed of this in your quotation.

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Please note the maximum number candidates per instructor for your course.
If you have more candidates, we can arrange to run an additional course at the same time, or a separate course to be held on a second date.
Where you have more than the maximum number of candidates for one course, please include this in the Additional Information field at the end of the form.

Dates & Times:

If you have a preferred date & time for this course (for example to fit in with staff shift patterns) please let us know.
Please choose the nearest to your required hours.
Where your time requirements don't match the categories exactly, please let us know in the Additional Information at the end of the form.

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First Aid at Work Course (face2face)

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