Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

What is special about this course?

The Health & Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981, place a responsibility on all employers to provide adequate and appropriate first aid provision for their employees. This course is ideal for low hazard environments (e.g. offices, shops, libraries) or where you identify a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. The certificate is valid for 3 years. HSE highly recommends that annual ½ day refresher training takes place yearly during the 3 years of the valid certification.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to: the importance of preventing cross-infection
  • the need for recording incidents and actions
  • use of available equipment
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

1 Days

Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Broadford
  • Fort William
  • Gairloch
  • Kilchoan
  • Kinlochleven
  • Mallaig
  • Portree
  • Strontian
  • Ullapool

Start date

Call your local college centre for up to date information and to register your interest.

How much will my course cost?

The course costs £95 which includes assessment and certification.

What funding can I apply for?

You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit myworldofwork.co.uk


What can I do on completion of my course?

You can progress onto the 3 day First Aid at Work course. This will be a useful certificate to add to your CV.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

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