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.
First Aid at Work Course (Blended Learning)

2 reviews for First Aid at Work Course (Blended Learning)

  1. ChrisGarland

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I was a complete beginner but I was quickly reassured that lots of questions/checking was ok. 🙂 The course was really interesting, with lots of scenarios & a mix of practical tasks. The online section was really varied and comprehensive. A great course! Thanks.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A very useful course, due to anything being around the corner. And having the knowledge to help out is brilliant. Chris’s knowledge was great, as was the support and guidance as we could ask questions throughout.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “The content and instructor were fabulous! I really enjoyed the course. The best first aid course that I’ve completed; really in-depth and packed full of info!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very good with lots of information given. The tutor explained everything in a very easy way to understand.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I’d recommend this course to friends & colleagues. The course content was very deep & covered everything. As a blended learning course the duration was definitely better.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Useful, informative, interesting & enjoyable. I just wish it had been booked so that the two days were delivered in the same week, not weeks apart.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative. Chris explains things really simply and is great at coaxing answers out of people. I really enjoyed this course. I’d recommend it to others.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “The online element was brilliant! Lots of support and advice from Chris – amazing trainer – really friendly. I would suggest this course to anyone who wanted to learn first aid – the best trainer that we’ve had! Really good at teaching/very understanding & helpful. 10/10. Really impressed.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Good”

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  2. ChrisGarland

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “The course was the most in-depth first aid course I’ve done”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I thought it was brilliant and very informative. The course was very intense & I thoroughly enjoyed it. Chris (the instructor) was very, very knowledgable.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Chris is a really good trainer. The information and knowledge is to a very high standard & the course is really enjoyable. There was plenty of practice time & ask questions along the way.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “This course was extremely helpful & informative, with an instructor that has a lot of knowledge & is very helpful and accommodating.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent. Well delivered course that is structured well, informative & delivered clearly.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Chris was very informative and taught me things I’d never been taught in over 12 years of first aid training! Highly recommended.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Learned loads! Full of information.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “This is one of the best first aid courses that I’ve attended. Chris’s knowledge was excellent; he didn’t just explain “how”, but explained “why”.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Well delivered by an excellent instructor.”

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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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• We’re proud to have a nationwide client base, including:
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— Tree Surgeons,
— Other training providers,
— And many, many more!

First Aid at Work Course (Blended Learning)

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*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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