07840 585 475

Shenstone Drive
Ipswich IP1 6NS


First Aid at Work Level 3 VTQ (FAW)


This is an Ofqual approved course to comply with the First Aid at Work regulations for the First Aider in the workplace. The course covers primary and secondary care including a mix of theory and practical tasks. This course is ideal for all business types where the risk assessment requires a higher level of training as well as other areas where a more comprehensive first aid course is required.

Course Content:

  • Initial Care
  • First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
  • Accident Reporting
  • Activating Emergency Medical Services
  • Fears of First Aid
  • Barriers – gloves and face barriers
  • Initial Assessment and airway management
  • Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position

Cardiac Problems

  • The Heart
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
  • One Rescuer CPR
  • Hands only CPR
  • CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
  • Introduction to AED’s

Other Primary Care First Aid Problems

  • Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
  • Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
  • Shock Management and types of Shock
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Specific Injury Management
  • Injury Assessment
  • Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
  • Embedded Objects
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Head Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Temperature Injuries – Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and
  • Hypothermia
  • Eye Injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Crush Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Electrical Injuries

Illness Management

  • Illness Assessment
  • The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Stroke
  • Asthma and Respiratory Problems
  • Hyperventilating

Course Requirements and Duration

The requirement is 18 contact hours usually conducted over a minimum of 3 days. FULL ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

Course Costs & requirements

£210 per delegate: Minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 12 with a suitable room onsite which we would need to come and assess prior to booking. Alternatively an external facility would need to be hired at an extra charge, payable in advance. This is due to us being an onsite training provider.


The certificate is valid for 3 years and is included in the price per delegate. However, within this time you can attend a 2 day re-qualification as long as your certificate is no more than 3 months to expiry or 28 days past its expiry.

Please note: The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders have an annual refresher to maintain the skills learned from the full FAAW course. This is a 3 hour course, which is low cost and helps your company prove that they are going above and beyond requirements. Please contact us for more information.

Please read our full Terms & Conditions By booking with Phoenix Emergency Medical Solutions it is assumed that you accept these terms and conditions.

Please Contact Us for more details or to book.

Have a question or would like to book a course or consultation, call us on 07840585475

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