Emergency First Aid at Work HABC Level 3 Award


This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first-aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first-aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking, and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace.

Units / Modules

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills in CPR and use of an AED
  • Assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis

Assessment Types

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test

Entry Requirements

We recommend learners are a minimum of 16 years of age. Learners, whatever their age, are physically capable of completing the practical assessment. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English.

Career Progression

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

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