First Aid Essentials

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Level 2 Award First Aid Essentials (RQF)

Who should attend?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!


The First Aid Essentials course is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid in emergency situations. Successful candidates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: CPR, choking, external bleeding, shock and minor injuries. Certificates are valid for 3 years.

Length of Course:

1 day

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What we cover on this First Aid course

first aid tick  Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
first aid tick  Assessing an incident
first aid tick  Managing an unresponsive casualty
first aid tick  CPR and defibrillation
first aid tick  Recovery position
first aid tick  Choking

first aid tick  Seizures
first aid tick  Shock
first aid tick  External bleeding
first aid tick  Minor injuries – cuts, grazes and bruises
first aid tick Minor injuries – minor burns and scalds
first aid tick  Accident reporting


No previous First Aid knowledge is required to attend this course. Learners should be able to complete the physical activity of administering CPR. Due to the course content learners should be able to deal with stressful situations. If this course is delivered in-house the organisation are responsible for assessing the suitability of learners to carry out this role in the workplace.


Assessment will be via observations carried out by the course trainer and a written multiple choice assessment paper.

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Ready to book your Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (RQF)

You can book a place on one of our public courses at a cost of £80 per person or you can book an in-house course, prices are structured as follows:

1-3 delegates- £80

4-6 delegates- £300

7-9 delegates £375

10-12 delegates £425

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