Emergency First Aid at Work

A safe working environment is a basic right for all workers and a responsibility for all employers. This one-day first aid course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills, providing employers and your staff with the skills to reduce the risks and dangers in your workplace. The Emergency First Aid at Work is endorsed by CIMSPA and the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum.

RLSS UK is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland.

About the Course

The IQL Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years as of the date of assessment, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet HSE requirements.

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is six hours and can be delivered in one day or split into smaller sessions over a four week period from the start of the course. The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid.


Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior first aid knowledge is required.


Emergency First Aid at Work is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved.


In order to re-qualify learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit. For EFAW this will be the same as the initial course of 6 hours. An EFAW renewal course must not be run over a period of more than 3 weeks.


To download the qualification specification for IQL Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work click here.