Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Regulated & SQA accredited

No previous first aid experience needed

Minimum age 16+

Suitable for the workplace

Course Summary:

This course will enable learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency 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 in the workplace.  

This course is suitable for low-risk working environments e.g offices or shops. If you work in a higher-risk environment, the 3 day course is recommended. A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification with a minimum of 6 classroom learning hours – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification.
  • The revalidation for this qualification is a further 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course every 3 years.
  • First aid is physically challenging – learners must be fit enough to fully engage with all practical elements and be able to work on the floor in order to meet the assessment criteria.
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised.
  • If you require any additional support to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible.
  • This course meets criteria 1.4 of the Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

Course Content:

  • Roles & responsibilities of an emergency first-aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Adult CPR and defibrillation
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor cuts & grazes
  • Minor burns & scalds


Assessments for this course are 1 written question paper and practical scenarios which are assessed informally throughout the course.

Reasonable Adjustment:

We will do our best to make adaptations for learners who have a disability, medical condition or learning need however, to comply with first aid regulations, learners must be able to meet the minimum standards for assessment, which include performing CPR and recovery position on the floor.

If you think you might need additional help to complete any part of this course or the assessment, please let us know at the time of booking.

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