first aid driver

Learn the Essentials of First Aid, and prepare yourself

The Emergency First Aid at Work for Drivers Level 3 (VTQ) course (EFAW) is designed as a National MedicAid CPD certified qualification, all courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2017 changes. 

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. National MedicAid Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

This course must be at least 7 contact hours and run over a minimum of 1 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend another EFAW 7 hour course.   

In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses.

You now have the option to complete your Emergency First Aid at Work course as a blended course, with 3 hours of online training followed by 4 hours in the classroom. Our blended training allows you to learn the theory at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended EFAW course meets all of the requirements of the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a National MedicAid or Regulated Qualification.

A modern approach to training, backed up by years of experience providing online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose National MedicAid you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

Candidates completing our EFAW courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference.

This qualification is accepted in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is also accepted in many other countries. Students must be a minimum age is 14 years old.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a National MedicAid Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Commercial drivers
  • Lorry drivers
  • Van drivers
  • HGV drivers
  • Coach drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Minibus drivers

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • 1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
  • 3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: - mild-severe
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
  • 5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding
  • 6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds