Did you know that an estimated 629,000 workers in Britain had an accident at work in 2013/14?

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! Our First Aid at Work Level 3 course is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid. What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes. There are many factors to consider when trying to establish how many first aiders are needed in your setting.

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Click here for more information about First Aid provision in the workplace. We also have a First Aid Requirements Calculator online tool that allows you to simply and accurately calculate how many first aiders you need and the level of training they require. Please click on the image to the right.

This First Aid at Work Level 3 training course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

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Duration of this course

3 days (18 hours)

What subject areas are covered in this course

The role and responsibilities of a first aider

Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
Recovery Position
Heart Attack
Anaphylaxis Shock
Head and spinal injuries
Chest injuries
Wounds and bleeding
Fractures Sprains, strains and dislocations
Minor injuries
Burns and scalds
Eye injuries
Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)



Assessment is ongoing by our First Aid instructor and upon successful completion of this course attendees will receive an accredited nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 3 years. In addition, the Health & Safety Executive strongly recommend that all attendees undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. Please click here for more information about our first aid annual update.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course with one of our trainers.

Age Limit

You must be a minimum of 14 years of age upon start of this qualification.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Course cost is only £150 + VAT per person

(includes certification and a First Aid at Work handbook to keep)

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Booking a course or places on our public courses

We can arrange to deliver our First Aid at Work Level 3 courses in your workplace to groups. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.

Alternatively we have regular First Aid at Work Level 3 public courses coming up taking place at our training venues in Bradford, Halifax and Keighley. All our First Aid at Work Level 3 public courses are open to anybody wishing to book a place or places for a group. To view all our First Aid at Work public courses coming up click on the ‘Book Online’ button below and you will be taken to our First Aid at Work public course page. On this page you will be able to book your place(s) and a secure payment can be made to confirm your booking. If you prefer to use a different payment method contact us on (01535) 445002 or email us on info@gemcompliancetraining.co.uk

Book online

If you have any questions or our public course dates are not convenient please contact us to see if we can offer you an alternative solution.

First Aid at Work Annual Update

It is also recommended that First Aiders undertake annual refresher training after achieving this First Aid at Work Level 3 qualification to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures. For more information about this course follow this link First Aid at Work Annual Update