Regulated Qualification

ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work + F (RQF)


2 days / 14 hours


Certified by ITC First and valid for 3 years

Learner Age:

16 years +

First Aid at Work Requalification + F

2 days / 14 hours

Ideal for Forestry Workers and Arborists, this practical two day course will give your employees the necessary skills to deal with First Aid incidents in the workplace and includes enhanced skills as recommended by the Forestry Commission.

Designed to maintain the HSE First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification, all candidates must hold a valid FAW certificate (or attend the course within 1 calendar month of its expiry). Suitable for higher hazard workplaces, we cover the possible accidents/illnesses in a forestry context where sites may be remote from medical aid and the available help may be limited.

  • The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (1981) require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel to enable First Aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. Employers also have a duty of care towards all visitors and users of their facilities.

  • Higher hazard workplaces in a Forestry context and workplaces with more than 50 employees.

  • The FAW Requalification +F course covers the same content as the full three day FAW +F course in enough detail to ensure that learners are competent and confident to deal with a First Aid emergency in a Forestry context.

    Prescribed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and includes the following:

    • The importance of preventing cross infection
    • The use of available equipment & need for recording incidents & actions
    • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively
    • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
    • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • Correct use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • 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)

    Learners will also be able to administer first aid to a casualty with:

    • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    • Chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning
    • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including anaphylactic shock, heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)

    Additional topics recommended by the Forestry Commission:

    • Severe bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury)
    • Crush injury
    • Hypothermia
    • Lyme disease

  • We’ll observe you throughout the course and make sure you’re completing all the practical tasks correctly. There’s no scary exam or question paper. You’ll need to be there for the full duration and get stuck in with all the practical work.

  • This is an active and practical course that involves rolling around on the floor and some occasional close contact with another learner. Learners need to take a full and active part and comply with our Covid-19 mitigation measures. Please contact us prior to the course starting if you require a reasonable adjustment.

  • Learners must have a valid FAW certificate or attend the course within one month of its expiry.

  • Some learners require multiple First Aid qualifications. Additional qualifications may be gained by completing this training, avoiding the need to do multiple courses. There’s a small admin fee and it may require some additional training time. Please contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

  • Certified by our Awarding Organisation ITC First and valid for 3 years. Electronic certificates are emailed out to learners approximately 2 weeks after the training. This fully accredited qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

  • The full FAW + F qualification can be revalidated again by completing another 2 day First Aid at Work Requalification (FAWR) + F course in 3 years time. The HSE also strongly recommend that first-aiders attend an annual Basic Skills Refresher + F course (4 hours) to prevent skill fade and maintain confidence.

  • Individual joining a scheduled course – £180 per person

    In-house group (minimum 6) – £150 per person

    In-house group (full course max 12) – £1500

    Additional qualification certificates – £20 per person

    Trainer to student ratio 1:12. Smaller or larger groups can be accommodated.  Please contact us for more information. Price includes use of all course equipment including bandages & resuscitation manikins, PPE, a comprehensive First Aid manual, handouts, course registration and certification.  For private group courses, travel expenses and accommodation may be at an additional cost depending on course location. We are not currently VAT registered.

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