VTCT Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: FA3A1 GLH: 18 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 603/2381/4 Units: 2 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: 3

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 6th September 2018

Statement of purpose

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is aimed at learners aged 16+ who wish to learn the roles, responsibilities and skills expected of an emergency First Aid worker. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification will teach learners how to manage casualties who:
  • Are unresponsive
  • Are not breathing normally
  • Are choking
  • Have external bleeding
  • Are in shock
  • Have minor injuries

    Additionally learners will identify how to minimise the risk of infection.

    Why is this qualification the most suitable?

    Learners will understand the role of a First Aid worker and be able to provide a valuable skill that is not only required by employers but can be used in any given emergency situation. Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of practices and theories that can be used in a variety of emergency situations. They will also develop the ability to apply practically the knowledge, understanding and skills by simulation where specified.

    What could this qualification lead to?

    Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a recognised First Aid at Work responsible person able to provide emergency first aid in a safe, prompt and effective manner.

    Who supports this qualification?

    The Assessment Principles have been produced by the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) in cooperation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Qualification Regulators.

  • Qualification Structure

    Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of credits.

    Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
    UFA1 M/616/4020 Emergency First Aid in the workplace 3 6
    UFA2 J/616/4038 Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace 3 12

    *For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


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    Centres approved to run this qualification

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    Centre Name Telephone Website Location
    D.S Edens Education and Training +357 25 104374 Visit website Cyprus
    Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
    Holistic Therapies Training Academy 01237 472109 Visit website Devon
    East Sussex College - Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
    Brighton Holistics 01273 672690 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
    Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty 01242 255440 Visit website Gloucestershire
    Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
    West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
    Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
    Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education 01472 311222 Visit website Lincolnshire - North East Lincolnshire
    Tropics Global Concepts Ltd 020 8691 0766 Visit website London - Lewisham
    St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
    Fusion Hair Academy 01493 603336 Visit website Norfolk
    L&F Training 07867692924 Visit website Somerset
    Birmingham Metropolitan College - Sutton Coldfield Campus 0121 355 5671 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
    Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
    Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
    LAZAROU HAIR GROUP (ACADEMY) 02920 221000 Visit website Cardiff
    HB Training Wales Ltd 01437 765597 Visit website Pembrokeshire