QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

This course is designed for people who want to receive thorough first aid training and is especially suited for nominated workplace first aiders looking to gain fully comprehensive and certified HSE accreditation.

The FAW course is a practical 18 hour course normally delivered over a minimum of 3 days.

The course is created to provide the First Aider with the necessary skills to give effective life support, to diagnose and treat injuries or illness and maintain care and comfort of both the conscious and unconscious casualty.

Course content includes:First_Aid_Box

The roles and responsibilities of the first aider

Using a first aid box

Recording of accidents and incidents

Treatment of an unconscious casualty

Heart Attack and Angina


Control of Bleeding and dealing with wounds

Management of Shock

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Soft tissue injuries, fractures and dislocation

Examination of competence is through oral and practical assessment.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

It is  strongly recommended by the H.S.E. that delegates undertake an Annual Refresher course to reduce skill fade.

First Aid at Work Requalification

This is the necessary course for those holding a valid Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work certificate and wishing to renew.

This 12 hour course is usually conducted over 2 days. Requalification can take place up to 28 days after the date of expiry on the current First Aid at Work certificate and enables the First Aider to update both their skills and knowledge.

Examination of competence is through oral and practical assessment.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

A comprehensive first aid course delivered over 6 hours and designed to provide training to enable the first aider to reduce the effects of illness and injury suffered by those in the workplace.

Assessment is continual over the duration of the course by the Instructor.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher training (QAR)

This 3 hour course allows you to refresh and update your first aid skills on an annual basis.

Strongly recommended by the H.S.E. it will allow the first aider to practise their skills, review any changes to first aid protocols and support and maintain their competency.

This training does not replace the need for requalification of an FAW/EFAW.

Certification valid for 1 year.

QA Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

This course meets the requirements of the EYFS  statutory framework, OFSTED standards and supports the learning of those undertaking child care or education training.

Delivered over a 12 hour period the course is specific in dealing with accidents or emergency situations involving children and babies.

The practical and interactive training is not only suitable for those working with children but also those who care for them ; parent/carers/childminders.

Course content includes:

Incident management

First Aid Kits

Recording and reporting of accidents or illness

Resuscitation ; adult,  child and baby

Choking; adult and child

Assessment and management of unconscious casualty

Bleeding,wounds and shock

Soft tissue injuries, fractures and dislocation


Poisons, bites and stings

Seizure and Febrile Convulsion

Extremes of temperature


Head Injuries


Burns and scalds

Childhood illness, diseases and conditions

Electric shock

Foreign bodies in ears, noses and eyes plus eye injuries

Assessment is on a continual basis by the Instructor with certification valid for 3 years.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

The course enables those with the use of a an AED in the workplace to enhance their ability to provide Emergency Life Support and to practise the skills needed as an AED Operator. No previous first aid training is necessary although many employers train their qualified First Aiders with this additional skill.

Course content includes:

Treatment of an unconscious casualty

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Heart Attack and Angina


Chain of Survival

Operation of an AED (with practical scenarios using a manikin)

Maintenance and Safety whilst using an AED

Certification is valid for 1 year

Medical Gasses

This course is structured to develop a comprehensive set of skills for the administration of both Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide. It is ideal for the employer seeking to enhance their first aid provision.

Course content includes:Medical_Gases

Uses and safe administration of Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide.

Assessment of the casualty

Maintenance and storage of the medical gases.

Precautions and Hazards.

Assembly and checking of equipment.

Specialised First Aid Courses

SGL Training Instructors have a wealth of experience which allows us to assist and enable you to tailor a course to suit your First Aid needs whether it be specific to your workplace or additional elements added to an approved H.S.E. course.

To name a few examples;

Advanced Trauma Training


A course tailored for a those providing first aid where the inclusion of spinal boards and  evacuation scenarios were appropriate due to higher risk working environments.

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Life Savers in School

A course adapted for the provision of first aid action, casualty management and safety awareness appropriate for children from Reception to Year 6 and delivered in school.

QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid  (QCF) This course encompasses the EFAW with the additional focus being put upon incidents likely to arise from the activities taking place. Ideal for Sports Coaches/ Activity Leaders.

Emergency exercise/First Aid scenarios  An opportunity for First Aiders to practise their skills thus ensuring they are better prepared for a real event should it arise. This also allows the company the opportunity to take an in-depth look at their emergency procedures.

For example;

  • Can a First Aider be quickly and easily located?
  • Are First Aid boxes easily accessible and appropriately situated?
  • Where, how and by whom would Emergency Services be received and directed to an incident ?