Level Three Award in Emergency First Aid at Work


Following a review of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, the HSE have introduced changes to the qualifications available and the way in which First Aid in the Workplace should be approached. It is an employer's responsibility to ensure they have sufficient qualified First Aiders to fulfil their First Aid needs at all times. It is also the employer's responsibility to decide what those First Aid needs are.   

In line with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, employers must ensure that first aid provision is 'adequate and appropriate in the circumstances'. To fulfil this criterion it is recommended that employers assess their First Aid needs by identifying any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient first aid equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the possible consequences of these hazards. This could range from calling for an ambulance to providing assistance to a casualty by administering first aid.

The HSE recommends that the following factors should be considered when assessing First Aid needs, and the type of person to under go the course.

  •  the nature of the work and workplace hazards and risks;
  •  the size of the organisation;
  •  the nature of the workforce;
  •  the organisation's history of accidents;
  •  the needs of travelling, remote and lone workers;
  •  work patterns;
  •  the distribution of the workforce;
  •  the remoteness of the site from emergency medical services;
  •  employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites;
  •  annual leave and other absences of first-aiders and appointed persons
  •  first-aid provision for non-employee

E-learning, blended learning or another other form of distance learning do not meet the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive in relation to employers having staff qualified in first aid. All East Riding College courses are delivered face to face.

This course Thursday 5 November, Course Code K0090J3FPA, 9.00am to 5.00pm at the Hull campus.



What will I study?




How will I be assessed?

Multiple Choice Examination. 30 questions

Unfortunately if you fail the exam you will be able to re-sit at no extra cost.

What next?

First Aid at Work (FAW)

A Qualification achieved through a 3-day course that includes all the features of the EFAW and also equips the first-aider to administer first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness. More suited to working environments that could have a high hazard count and/or a high number of employees.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide