What is this qualification about?
Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day First Aid is at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.
What does this qualification cover?
In addition to the EFAW candidates will cover administering first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries; burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning; anaphylactic shock; and recognising the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).
Who is it suitable for?
If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents or where they might have to manage illness, injury, poisoning or burns, then the FAW is the course that meets this need.
What is the duration of the course?
The duration is 18 hours, which is a three-day programme. The first 6 hours is the EFAW programme, followed by a further 12 hours content for FAW. The course must be completed within 10 weeks of starting and the minimum session length is 2 hours. FAW requalification requires taking the full FAW qualification again. Provided the candidates FAW certificate has not expired by more than 1 calendar month the contact time may be reduced to 12 hours over 2 days.
How is it assessed?
All candidates must attend the full 18-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement. As well as full attendance each candidate is continually assessed on each section of the programme through observation of your performance and three brief Multiple Choice Questionnaires.
How can I be confident of quality?
We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally.
How much will this cost?
The course costs £215+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon and unlimited tea and coffee. It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.