QA Level 2 Award Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

We offer the 1 day (6 hours) emergency first aid at work training course at our centre in Hailsham, East Sussex, you can find and book open courses online. We also run ‘on site’ emergency first aid at work courses at your premises or at a local venue of your choice.


We are able to offer high quality Emergency First Aid at Work courses. It is appropriate for nominated emergency first aiders, or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day first aid course. This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for lower risk businesses, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The course is run over one day and includes both theory and practical sessions, in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate’s confidence. The Emergency First Aid at Work course replaced the First Aid Appointed Person course in October 2009.

Outline of programme

The Emergency First Aid at Work Syllabus includes:

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulation
  • Managing an incident
  • The priorities of first aid
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Common workplace injuries

Designed for

All employees

Assessment method

Continuous Assessment by the trainer. Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years*. OFQUAL Accreditation available a small extra fee per person



Our training courses are competitively priced and we aim to beat any equivalent training quote.

Important information

The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed. Staff should not be expected to be on duty. Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.

Qualification Overview

This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Aim of Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Intended Audience

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 

Requalification Requirements

This QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order to remain qualified.

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