This qualification is accredited  under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). It is supported by Skills for Health and Sector Skills Council for Health. It aligns with the requirements of the HSE GB and HSE NI.

Guided Learning Hours Minimum Contact Time Course Price
Guided Learning Hours: 5 (inc workbook completion) hours Minimum Contact Time: 4 (see below) hours Course Price: £TBC

Learning and Assessment--

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are the hours that a student needs to be engaged in learning. This includes time spent in independent study, but does not include assessment.

Minimum contact hours (MCH) are those times when the learner is in the same room as the tutor and receiving training, or undertaking examinations or assessment.

For this course MCH are 4 hours with ongoing assessment over 3 days in the classroom. For requalification, MCH are 12 hours over 2 days.


Assessment of the course involves:

Practical demonstration: Ongoing assessments demonstrating practical first aid skills

Oral and Written Assessment: Ongoing questioning that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge and understanding

Demonstration: Show how to place pads and follow instructions on an (AED) Automatic External Defibrillator. Demonstrate how to combine the use of an AED with minimal delay in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin. State the procedures if the casualty shows signs of life and starts to breathe normally. Finally, identify the information required when handing over the casualty.

Course Requirements--

ID Requirements

To be assessed, you must be able to provide sufficient ID. Examples include:

  • Valid passport
  • Signed UK photocard driving licence
  • Valid warrant card issued by HM Forces or Police
  • Other photographic ID cards e.g. valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police, employee ID card, student ID card, travel card.

Language Requirements

All assessment will be conducted in the medium of English. You must have sufficient language skills before being assessed. You should have language skills equivalent to:

  • A B1 Level qualification
  • An ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • A functional skills Level 1 in English.


Valid for 3 years: Requalification has a recommended course duration of 2 days and cannot be reduced. Learners should also refresh their knowledge annually.

Requalification training: Learners must present a valid FAW certificate at the start of the new course or they must complete 3 full days.