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First Aid at Work (Annual Update)

Course Code: FABR

Level: 3
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Half a day
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 12.30pm

About the course

Are you a qualified first aider? Did you know that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) now strongly recommends that all first aiders attend a yearly update course to avoid loss of skills? This refresher course provides you with the opportunity to do this. Over a three and a half hour period you will have use of all training mannequins and facilities to give you the confidence and knowledge to continue to deal with first aid emergencies.

What you'll learn

This course will provide you with relevant knowledge to enable you to update your skills and continue to be a qualified first aider in the workplace in accordance with regulations 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981.

This will include:

  • 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
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.

The course is based on the first aid at work syllabus and includes any updates and changes in accepted first aid protocols.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be in possession of either an Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work certificate. A good level of numeracy/literacy is also required. City College Plymouth can provide support if needed, please contact us to discuss your needs.


During the course there is continual assessment by the instructor.

What's next?

Those who complete the course will have their certificates validated with update status.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

To book a first aid course, please use this link