The ProTrainings Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) qualification (EFAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace. All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.
All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.
This course must be at least 6 contact hours and run over a minimum of 1 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years. In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses.
ProTrainings now offer the option to complete your Emergency First Aid at Work course as a blended course. This entails 3 hours of online training followed by 3 hours in the classroom. Our blended training allows you to learn the theory at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you. The blended EFAW course meets all of the requirements of the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.
To renew you need to attend another EFAW 6 hour course or blended course where the course is completed online and in the classroom.
The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher courses and our online course meets this requirement.
Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.
Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.
This course comes with 6.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)
1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
2. Be able to assess an incident
3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries