This qualification is accredited and falls under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). It is supported by Skills for Health and the 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: 6 (inc workbook completion) hours Minimum Contact Time: 6 (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. The GLH for this course are eight hours.

For this course, the GLH are 6 hours including workbook completion. Defibrillation requires additional training.

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 either 6 classroom hours with ongoing assessment or 4 classroom hours, plus 2 hours of home-based learning via Powerpoint links.


Assessment for this course includes:

Practical demonstration. Ongoing assessments demonstrating practical first aid skills.

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

Accident Report Form, to be correctly completed.

Demonstration. How to place pads and follow instructions on an (AED) Automatic External Defibrillator.

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.


Successful candidates will be issued with Emergency First Aid at Work certificate with a wallet-sized plastic card.

The qualification is valid for 3 years. After that period, you will need to re-sit the course.