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First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - FAW Blended Part One

First Aid at Work (FAW) Level 3

First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - FAW Blended Part One at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 5 hours and 47 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Arabic
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Sample Video: FAW Introduction

The ProTrainings First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) qualification (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2017 changes.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

This course must be at least 18 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 days and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend a 12 contact hour 2-day FAW requalification course. 

In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses. You can now become a fully qualified First Aider in the workplace, with two days of classroom training after completing this online course. Reduce your training and travel costs by using our engaging, blended online video-based course. Learn at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended FAW course meets all of the requirements under the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience providing online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose ProTrainings you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

Candidates completing our FAW courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference

The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher courses and our online course meets this requirement.

Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.   The ProTrainings First Aid at Work Qualification is accepted by TQUK as a qualification for first aid instructors who wish to offer their regulated qualifications. This is because it meets all of the required learning outcomes and due diligence.  

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

  • Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and Building
  • Distribution
  • Forestry (see also our FAW Forestry course)
  • High-risk businesses
  • Agriculture
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring 
  • Any workplace where a higher level of training is required

This course comes with 18.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 5 hours and 47 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider 

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider 
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 
  • 1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid 

2. Be able to assess an incident 

  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey 
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty 
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 

3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty 

  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin 
  • 3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position 
  • 3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking 

  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: - mild-severe
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking 

5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding 

  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding 
  • 5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding 

6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock 

  • 6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock 
    6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock 

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries 

  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters 
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey

  • 1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • 1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey

2. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • 2.1 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling

3. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • 3.1 Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury
  • 3.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury

4. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury

  • 4.1 Recognise a suspected: Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
  • 4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a Flail chest / penetrating chest injury 

5. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scolds

  • 5.1 Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving: dry heat/wet heat/electricity/chemicals

6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

  • 6.1 Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving: Dust/chemicals/embedded objects

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

  • 7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • 7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProForm 10 ProTrainings FAW and FAW Requalification Theoretical Assessment - open response not a final test
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Workplace First Aid Student Manual V7.1 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • Celox haemostatic leaflet
  • Celox leaflet on haeostatic dressings
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen instruction leaflet
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • First Responder Care Essentials Book on Amazon
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox A
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • How to use Celox gauze
  • How to use Celox granules
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • ProTrainings Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work - Mapping Document
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

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