Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Abbreviated Title: FAW


This is the more advanced level of workplace first aid qualification that will give the learner the knowledge and practical competence to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

Awarding Body: First Aid Awards

Duration (Guided Leaning Hours): 18 Hours

Maximum delegates per instructor: 12

Entry requirements:

Learners have to be aged 14 years or over, but are unable to act as a First Aider in the Workplace until they reach 16 years of age.


The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration, oral questioning and written assessment
Certification. A Level 3 regulated qualification certificate is issued for those who successfully achieve all assessment criteria.


The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is advisable to arrange re-qualification before expiry to ensure that a workplace is not left with a shortfall of qualified First Aiders.

If the FAW qualification is in date or not expired by more than one month the learner is able to undertake a 2 day First Aid at Work re-qualification. If expired by more than one month but less than 3 months additional requirements apply. If expired by over 3 moths learners are required to attend the full 3 day FAW


It is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive that the learner attends annual refresher training.