Level 3 award in first aid


The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is designed for learners intending to act as a First Aider in the workplace. This qualification will provide all the required first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency services. The qualification is designed to provide the First Aider with the skills necessary to give effective basic life support, diagnose and treat minor and manage major injuries or illness keeping the patient alive until the emergency services arrive.

This qualification will be enable the holder of this qualification to deal competently and confidently as a first aid trained member of staff in the workplace.  This qualifications is valid for 3 years from the date the certificate is issued at which time learners would be required to undertake a re-qualification.

Guided Learning Hours

22 hours (2 days)


  • 16+

Mandatory Units

  1. Emergency First Aid in the Workplace - 3 credits
  2. Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace - 3 credits

Total value: 6 credits