Requalify as a First Aider in Your Workplace. Perfect for refreshing your memory on all of the essentials and more!

The National Medicaid First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) Requalification Qualification (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace and they need to requalify their certification. 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.

This is a 100% classroom course over two days but we also offer blended training where you complete one day online, saving a day in the classroom.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 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 12 contact hours and run over a minimum of 2 days and the certificate is valid for 3 years. In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses.

You can now renew your First Aid at Work qualification, with one day of classroom training after completing this online course. Reduce your training and travel costs by using our engaging, blended online video-based course. Learn at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended FAW Requalification course meets all of the requirements under the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a National Medicaid or Regulated Qualification.

If you prefer the traditional 2 days First Aid at Work Requalification course, we can do that too, just contact us for more information.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience delivering 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 FAW courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference

This course is only for people who already hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate and they can take this 2-day course rather than the full 3-day FAW. You must have a copy of your original certificate.  

The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher courses and our online course meets this requirement.

Please note that learners undertaking a National Medicaid Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification. The National Medicaid First Aid at Work Qualification is accepted by TQUK as a qualification for first aid instructors who wish to offer their regulated qualifications. This is because it meets all of the required learning outcomes and due diligence.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.

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.

  • Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and Building
  • Distribution
  • Forestry (see also our FAW Forestry course)
  • High-risk businesses
  • Agriculture
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring
  • Any workplace where a higher level of training is required

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 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
1.4 Complete an accident report form.
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey.
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help.

3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in a seizure.

4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.

5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a
- Partially blocked airway
- Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.

6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding.
6.2 Control external bleeding.

7.1 Recognise shock.
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.

8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
1.2 Conduct a head to toe survey.

2.1 Recognise suspected; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
2.2 Administer first aid for; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains

3.1 Recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
3.2 Administer first aid for suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury

4.1 Recognise the different types of a chest injury.
4.2 Administer first aid for a chest injury.

5.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
5.2 Administer first aid for burns involving; Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity and Chemicals

6.1 Give examples of common eye injuries.
6.2 Administer first aid for eye injuries involving; Dust, Chemicals and Embedded objects

7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
7.2 Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.

8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
8.2 Recognise anaphylaxis.
8.3 Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.

9.1 Recognise major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
9.2 Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes