First Aid at Work (3 days)

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 higher hazard environments. 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)
  • administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning and anaphylactic shock
  • recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?


3 Days

This course will be covered by theory and practical exercises over the 3 days.


Where can I study my course?

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

Fees

The course costs £265 which includes assessment and certification.

Funding

Funding of up to £200 is available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

Please contact your local college centre for more information about funding, or call us on 01397 874000.

What can I do on completion of my course?

There are a number of specialised first aid courses available which may be of interest. This will be a useful certificate to add to your CV.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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