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HABC Level 3 Award First Aid at Work

Key course information

Health & Safety and Licensing


3 days

Part time


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Course Overview

This three-day course is for employees required to meet the first aid requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 in their workplace. Employers should select an employee who is physically fit, responsible and available to provide first aid in the work setting, in accordance with Regulation 3, Section 47 of the Approved Code of Practice (available from HSE Books, T:01787 881165)

What will I learn?

Those studying the Level 3 First Aid at Work course will learn about situation management, communication, responsibilities and priorities as well as managing an unconscious casualty; resuscitation, breathing, airway and heart massage, treating minor injuries, dealing with the effects of poisons, gases and fumes, moving injured people, avoiding cross infection when treating wounds, record keeping, using and buying supplies for the First Aid Box, duties of employers and how to treat shock, burns and scalds, injuries to bones, muscles and joints and eye injuries.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is based on a multi-choice paper followed by a short practical skills test. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the HABC First Aid at Work Certificate, which is valid for three years.
Refresher courses are available for future attendance before your current certificate expires.

Additional Costs and Information

You will be sent a course book prior to the course and a minimum of six hours’ pre-course reading is recommended for you to benefit the most out of the course. This is a three credit qualification, with a guided learning hour’s value of 24 and it has a minimum contact time of 18 hours, which is typically delivered via a three-day course. Candidates should be physically fit and are advised to wear comfortable, casual clothing suitable for the practical elements of the course. Those attending should being along a copy of your First Aid at Work Certificate that is due to expire, the course book that will be posted to you with the joining information and photographic identification for assessment purposes.
If you are an employer and require one or more employees to enrol onto this course or you would like any additional information, please contact 0845 345 2235 or email

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

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