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Emergency First Aid

Course Code: FAX

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 4.00pm

About the course

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course at City College Plymouth has been designed for smaller companies that present few health and safety risks. This course is ideal for the nominated emergency workplace first aider or any individual requiring a comprehensive one day first aid training course.

What you'll learn

The course covers:

  • the role of the first aider and the importance of preventing cross infection
  • the need for recording incidents and actions
  • using available equipment
  • assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, although a good level of numeracy/literacy is required. City College Plymouth can provide support if needed, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Please be advised that candidates attending this course must have a good standard of general fitness as the course includes procedures such as kneeling to render resuscitation to a casualty lying on the ground.


There is ongoing practical assessment throughout the day with written exercises.

What's next?

Those who successfully complete the day’s training will be awarded a College Certificate which is valid for three years. Please note that there is no requalification course for the EFAW – the initial course is retaken.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

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