Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

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Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

This Emergency First Aid Level 3 course concentrates on the three principles of First Aid; Preserving Life, Preventing the casualty's condition deteriorating and helping to promote recovery. The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet all HSE requirements. The Emergency First Aid course has been adapted during this period due to the ongoing pandemic and will adopt a blended learning approach with the first day (3 hours) delivered via Zoom and the second day (3 hours) delivered face to face, including the practical element and multiple choice assessment.

Inspire Luton Sports Village, Butterfield Green Rd, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DD
Nicola Ward / nicola@beactivebeds.co.uk / 07811 596457

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Course Information

Saturday 27th January 2024 (9am - 4pm) Inspire - Luton Sports Village - face to face contact – where candidates will be taken through the theory and practical elements of the qualification. To include an assessment which consists of a multiple choice assessment paper and practical skills assessment.


  • Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment.
  • No prior first aid knowledge is required.
  • Must be able to undertake practical activity involving kneeling and lying down.
  • The course will be delivered and assessed in English. Tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start.

Course content

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • How to use an AED
  • How to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • How to assess an incident
  • How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • How to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • How to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Record Keeping and First Aid Boxes


The Emergency First Aid course will be Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a candidate's ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs and to deal with a casualty.

All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved. This will include practical demonstrations and 1 multiple choice exam papers.

The Awarding Body Statement from RLSS UK and IQK UK

It is important for candidates enrolling on training courses and competency assessments to understand that no PPE or other protective measures can provide 100% protection from infection with, or transmission of, COVID-19. Whilst the awarding organisation (RLSS UK and IQL UK) have provided guidance to training provider to mitigate risk so far as reasonably practicable, there will still be an element of risk involved in attending the training course and assessment.

Our First Aid course provider, Active Luton has adopted the Awarding Body guidance to ensure the safety of all candidates and Trainer / Assessor.

The training course contains practical skills where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required an the Trainer / Assessor will give full instruction as to when there is a requirement to wear the required PPE. There are some skills where PPE is not suitable and other measures have been put in place.

All candidates will be supplied with their own manikins, first aid training equipment and PPE for the duration of the course and assessment.


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