First Aid at Work Course (Blended Learning)


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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:

The choice is yours!

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.



First Aid at Work Course (Blended Learning)

Employers have legal duties towards their colleagues when it comes to first aid. Our First Aid at Work course, run as a blended learning 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

First Aid at Work Course Certificate:

There are two options available for this 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.

First Aid at Work 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.
  • You’ll undertake an online course that lasts around 6 hours. This is undertaken before the face to face course and you must pass the assessment at the end of the online before attending the face to face course.
  • The face to face classroom based course lasts for a minimum of 12 hours (ie 2 days).
  • Generally we run these courses from 9.30am until 5pm.

First Aid at Work Course Test:

  • 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.
  • Blended learning:
    • As you progress through the online course you will have to undertake short multiple choice assessments. At the end of the online course you will be issued with a course certificate. This certificate must be brought with you when you attend the classroom element of your course.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • If you have chosen the blended learning option, you’ll need to attend our training centre to complete the face to face element of the course. Where a private booking has been made for multiple candidates using the blended learning option, please contact us to discuss holding the practical element of the course at your venue.
  • 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 First Aid at Work Course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.
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