First Aid at Work Requalification Course
If you already hold a First Aid at Work qualification which is due to expire, you can undertake this two-day requalification course which will equip you with the latest information and techniques and provide you with a new First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years. If your existing First Aid at Work certificate has expired, you should complete the full First Aid at Work Course course again.
The Health & Safety Executive say that; “Certificates for the purposes of first aid at work last for three years. Before their certificates expire, first-aiders will need to undertake a requalification course as appropriate, to obtain another three-year certificate. Once certificates have expired the first aider is no longer considered to be competent to act as a workplace first aider.” So if your certificate has expired, you’re no longer able to be counted as a first aider, which may have a serious impact upon your business and your insurance should something go wrong before you requalify.
The First Aid at Work course (& this requalification course) provides you with the knowledge & skills required to be a first aider at work, as outlined in the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, in a higher risk environment.
Course syllabus includes:
- Understanding the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
- the importance of preventing cross infection
- the need for recording incidents and actions
- use of available equipment
- Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Recognise & administer first aid to a casualty who is/has;
- unresponsive & breathing normally
- unresponsive & not breathing normally
- wounded and bleeding
- injuries to eyes, bones, muscles, joints & chest
- suspected head or spinal injuries
- small cuts, grazes and bruises
- small splinters
- minor burns and scalds
- bites & stings
- sudden poisoning
- having a heart attack, a seizure or a stroke
- suffering anaphylactic shock
- suffering medical shock
- had an electric shock
- suffering the effects of extreme heat or cold
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.
- Paper certificate & credit card sized plastic certificates are issued.
- Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
- The HSE state that for the course to be valid, your course must be a minimum of 12 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.
- As this is a requalification course, you’ll need to bring your existing First Aid at Work qualification certificate with you on day 1. It should be no more than 28 days beyond its expiry on the first day of this 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.
- 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.
- The first aid at work requalification course is available to candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- The qualification can be delivered in other countries however candidates should be aware that the content was developed in accordance with 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.
- To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.