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First Aid at Work

Course Code: FAB
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: College Certificate
  • Awarding body: First Aid Awards
  • Duration: Three days
  • Course type: Short course
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 4.00pm

What's it all about?

Do you want to become a qualified first aider? Or are you an owner or manager in an organisation that wants to improve the first aid training of employees? This intensive course is appropriate for those who have to administer first aid in the workplace. People at work can suffer injuries or fall ill. You will need to make sure they receive immediate attention and that, in serious cases, qualified help is summoned. Through a mixture of background theory and hands-on practice you will learn what you need to do to save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones. Please note – some courses take place on consecutive days; however we are aware that some employers find it difficult to release employees for three days in one week. Therefore, for your convenience, this course can run over a three week period – please contact us for exact course dates and to discuss your requirements.

Course information

During this three day course you will learn all aspects of basic life support. The following subjects are covered:

  • what to do in an emergency 
  • resuscitation 
  • managing someone who is unconscious 
  • controlling bleeding 
  • treating burns and scalds 
  • treating injuries to bones, muscles and joints 
  • treating minor injuries 
  • treating eye injuries 
  • poisons 
  • shock 
  • choking 
  • recognising and treating various illness 
  • communication, care and use of first aid equipment 
  • legal framework and first aid provision 
  • personal hygiene and safety 
  • chest injuries 
  • eye injuries 
  • anaphylactic shock 
  • and recognising the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid. 

A good level of numeracy/literacy is 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. 

This qualification will enable you to continue being an occupational first aider within the workplace. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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