VTCT Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Qualification Information

Sector: Other Category: First Aid
VTCT Product Code: FA3A2 GLH: 6 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 603/3754/0 Units: 1 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: 3

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1st November 2018

Statement of purpose

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is aimed at learners who wish to attain knowledge and the practical competency required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification will teach learners how to:
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Assess an incident
  • Provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Provide first aid to a casualty by administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Provide first aid to a casualty who is suffering with shock
  • Provide first aid to a casualty with 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 an Emergency First Aid at Work responsible person 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 Emergency First Aid at Work responsible person who is able to provide emergency first aid in a safe, prompt and effective manner. Additionally learners may wish to undertake further study to complete the VTCT Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

    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 1 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

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    Centres approved to run this qualification

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    NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

    Centre Name Telephone Website Location
    Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
    Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
    Kendal College 01539 814700 Visit website Cumbria
    East Sussex College - Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
    Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty 01242 255440 Visit website Gloucestershire
    The Clinical Academy 03337777689 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
    Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
    Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education 01472 311222 Visit website Lincolnshire - North East Lincolnshire
    St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
    North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
    Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
    LAZAROU HAIR GROUP (ACADEMY) 02920 221000 Visit website Cardiff
    HB Training Wales Ltd 01437 765597 Visit website Pembrokeshire