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First Aid at Work - Level 5 Diploma

Level 5 Advanced Diploma *Complete Course* |*Free PDF Certificate* | 100 CPD Points | *Free Risk Management Course*

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100 CPD hours / points
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First Aid at Work

CPD Accredited First Aid at Work Diploma with 100 CPD points. This First Aid at Work course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Refresh your knowledge of the most important first aid fundamentals, or provide your employees with the opportunity to contribute confidently to workplace health and safety. This exclusive Workplace First Aid training programme is now open for enrolment - ideal for newcomers and experienced first aid personnel alike.

Each year, it is estimated that around 70,000 injuries occur in workplaces across the UK. Tragically, more than 150 workers lose their lives annually to workplace accidents, injuries and illness. Millions of working days are lost by businesses every year as a result of entirely preventable incidents, often exacerbated by a simple lack of on-site first aid expertise.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to rule every possible accident, injury and dangerous incident out of the equation in any workplace. Consequently, the best thing an employer can do is take every reasonable step to safeguard their employees and anyone else who visits their site for any reason.

With no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, this flexible Workplace First Aid course provides a detailed introduction to the essential theory and practical skills involved in essential first aid provision. Ideal for business owners, managers and supervisory personnel, Workplace First Aid skills could also prove invaluable for all proactive members of the workforce.

Take better care of your employees and ensure your business meets it legal obligations to its employees. Enrol online, or contact our admission team anytime to learn more.

First Aid at Work - Course Benefits

We specialise in flexible and accessible training programs for the highest quality, aimed at employers and employees at all levels. This insightful Workplace First Aid course is delivered online, with no fixed study schedules or deadlines for completion. Enrol online and gain access to the following benefits:

  • A detailed introduction to the essentials of health and safety all employers and management personnel must have a detailed understanding of.
  • The opportunity to ensure your business meets its legal obligations to its workforce, while maximising employee welfare standards.
  • An affordable training opportunity for key members of the workforce at all levels – particularly leadership figures and department heads.
  • The freedom to complete the course at a time and pace to suit your existing commitments, with no time restrictions imposed.
  • Access to our dynamic digital learning platform, where you can access your course materials and assignments 24/7 from any connected device.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this courses to provide employers and employees at all levels with a detailed overview of the most important theoretical knowledge and practical skills involved in first aid provision. Suitable for those who have undergone first aid training and those who lack formal certification, the programme’s objective is to boost the knowledge and confidence of those who may be required to perform first aid at work.

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates benefit from improvements to their skills, knowledge and competencies in the following areas:

  • How to appoint first aid personnel in the workplace
  • Who is qualified to take charge of first aid requirements
  • The contents all first aid kits should contain
  • How to react in a variety of crisis situations
  • The confidence to provide emergency first aid and CPR
  • An understanding of the legal obligations of employers
  • How to assess a casualty’s first aid requirements
  • Providing support for people with mental health issues
  • How to conduct a detailed first aid needs assessment
  • Establishing and running a dedicated first aid room


100 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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First Aid at Work - Course Outline

Each of the 10 modules in this Workplace First Aid training course concludes with an online assessment in multiple-choice format. Topics covered include the following key knowledge areas:

Unit 1 – What Is First Aid at Work

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is a safe and healthy work environment?
  • What is first aid at work?
  • What is the definition of appointive authority?
  • What is a first-aider?
  • The Right Equipment
  • The Right Container
  • What kind of first-aid supplies should be available?
  • What should a workplace first-aid kit contain?
  • First aid needs assessment
  • Fire Safety at Work
  • Preventing Injuries in the Workplace

Unit 2 – The Role of The First Aider In The Workplace

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Characteristics of a Good First Responder
  • Communication Skills
  • The Ability to Work under Pressure
  • Initiative and Leadership
  • Ability to Work in a Group
  • Positivity
  • First Aid Priorities for a First Aider
  • How to Prepare Yourself
  • Be Calm
  • Stay in Control
  • Protection from Infection
  • When Should You Seek Medical Help?
  • Thorough Hand-Washing
  • Anti-infection protection
  • Putting Gloves On
  • Taking Care of a Casualty
  • When a Casualty Resists Help

Unit 3 – First Aid Needs Assessment for The Workplace

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • The Nature of the Work and Workplace Hazards
  • Data Sheets on Safety
  • Workplace Dimensions and Location
  • The Number and Composition of Workers and Other People
  • History of Accidents
  • Needs of travelling, remote and lone workers
  • Work patterns
  • Distribution of the workforce
  • Employees who work on a shared or multi-occupancy site
  • Review of First Aid Provision
  • Records

Unit 4 – First Aid Materials, Equipment and Facilities

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • First Aid Kit
  • The First Aid Kit's Contents
  • Additional First Aid Supplies
  • Automatic Defibrillators
  • Eye Wash and shower Equipment
  • Travelling First Aid Kits
  • Design of Kits
  • Kit Restocking and Maintenance
  • First Aid Signs
  • Health-Care Facilities
  • First Aiders
  • The Different Types of First Aid Training
  • Additional Training for First Aiders
  • Number of Trained First Aiders
  • First Aid Procedures

Unit 5 – Assessing A Casualty and Performing CPR

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Assessing the Sick or Injured
  • Managing the Injured or Sick
  • Methods of Assessment
  • The Primary Survey
  • The Recovery Position
  • Spinal injury
  • Performing CPR
  • CPR step-by-step
  • AED
  • The Secondary Survey
  • Level of Response
  • Mechanisms of Injury
  • Circumstances of Injury
  • Questions to Ask at the Scene

Unit 6 – Common Conditions and Illnesses

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Fever
  • How to Take a Temperature
  • First Aid for Fever
  • Febrile Seizures
  • First Aid for Febrile Seizures
  • Seizures
  • First Aid for Seizures
  • Fainting
  • First Aid for Fainting
  • Sore Throat
  • First Aid for Sore Throat
  • Croup
  • First Aid for Croup
  • Black Eyes
  • First Aid for Black Eyes
  • Broken Nose
  • First Aid for a Broken Nose
  • Motion Sickness
  • First Aid for Motion Sickness
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • First Aid for Hypertension

Unit 7 – Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • The Elements of Fire
  • Clothing on Fire
  • Electrical Injury
  • Burns (Thermal, Chemical, and Other)
  • Treating Chemical Burns
  • Chemical Eye Burns
  • Sunburn
  • Head Injuries and Head Trauma
  • Headache and Head Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Asthma Attack
  • Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back Injuries

Unit 8 – Serious Incidents

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Bleeding
  • First Aid for Bleeding
  • Controlling Severe Bleeding
  • Internal Bleeding/Blunt Trauma
  • First Aid for Internal Bleeding
  • Penetrating Trauma
  • First Aid for Penetrating Trauma
  • Spinal Injury
  • Poisoning
  • First Aid for Poisoning
  • Drug Overdose
  • First Aid for Drug Overdose
  • Near Drowning
  • Carbon-Monoxide Poisoning
  • First Aid for Carbon-Monoxide Poisoning

Unit 9 – Supporting People with Mental Health Issues

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Stress and Personal Safety in the workplace
  • The Stevenson Farmer 'Thriving at Work' review
  • What is stress?
  • Signs of stress
  • Signs of stress in teams
  • Signs of stress in an employee
  • Dealing with Workplace Stress
  • Beyond Stress
  • Advice for employees with mental health conditions
  • Advice for managers on mental ill health conditions
  • Managing a person with an ongoing illness

Unit 10 – Emergency First Aid

This First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Stroke
  • First Aid for Stroke
  • Sprains
  • First Aid for Sprains
  • Broken Bones
  • First Aid for Broken Bones
  • How to Make a Splint
  • Aftercare
  • Fractures of the Pelvis
  • First Aid for Pelvic Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • First Aid for Dislocations
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • First Aid for Smoke Inhalation

Who is this course for?

First Aid at Work

Basic Workplace First Aid is something all members of the workforce should have a rudimentary knowledge of. True workplace health and safety can only be achieved when each and every employee plays a role. Appointed first aid personnel are essential in all workplace environments, but the benefits of basic first aid training extend to all workers at all levels without exception.

First Aid at Work

This exclusive Workplace First Aid training program is flexible enough to suit even the busiest lifestyles, with no fixed study schedules or time restrictions. Ideal for business owners, managers, supervisors, team leaders and employees at all levels, this course comes highly recommended to anyone looking to play a more active role in protecting others at work.

First Aid at Work

For more information or to discuss this online course in more detail, contact a member of our admissions team today.


First Aid at Work

There is no particular entry requirement.

First Aid at Work

Option 1

CPD Accredited First Aid at Work Diploma (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

Option 2

First Aid at Work Course Completion Certificate issued by OHSC (Courses for Professional Development)

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

First Aid at Work

List of jobs and careers where CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) or first aid training is required:

  • Child Care Providers
  • Coaches and Athletes Trainers
  • Construction Workers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Flight Attendants
  • Jail and Correctional Staff

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