first aid requalification training courses

The First Aid at Work Course (Requalification) is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification that is due to expire. As soon as the First Aid at Work Course certificate expires the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it is prudent to arrange requalification of a First Aider before their certificate expires.

A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course if it's within 1 month past the expiry date.

If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending the course providing 'special considerations' have been applied. Special considerations are a signed letter from the employer to trainer stating the reasons why, in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day First Aid at Work course or a decision is made by the trainer after discussions with the employer or the First Aider that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course.

If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course.


First Aid Award (FAA) Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (England, Northern Ireland & Wales)

This qualification lasts for 3 years, after which time First Aiders must retake the course. It is recommended that, during the 3 year period, First Aiders attend an annual refresher course.

Course Outline

The First Aid at Work (Requalification) training course covers a wide range of first aid topics, enabling all participants to deal with first aid situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

The First Aid at Work (Requalification) training course covers:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Control of bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Bandaging
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma
  • Shock (including anaphylaxis)
  • Choking
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Diabetes
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Stroke
  • Heart attacks
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness

Course Duration

The course is a minimum of 12 hours spread over 2 days. Ideally the course should be run over 2 consecutive days.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the First Aid at Work (Requalification) training course must be a minimum of 14 years to qualify. However, a student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. A maximum of 12 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor during the course along with a written assessment for unit 2.


Workplace Safety Trainer