Emergency First Aid at Work
October 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification overview
This regulated qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning
outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
• The Resuscitation Council (UK)
• A distinguished panel of experts in emergency medical care
This QA qualification is:
• For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be emergency first aiders under the Health and
Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
• Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of Emergency First Aid at
Work (EFAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical 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 first aider.
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award
in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by preparing them to deal with a range of emergency first
aid situations and/or take on the role of emergency first aider in the workplace.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community
activities, to provide help to people in a range of emergency first aid situations.
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 7 hours. Full details of this
unit are in Appendix 1.
Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the
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