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Course description

This course runs in two parts, in order to be fully qualified you must ensure both the online and face-to-face part of the course are completed.

The online section of this course must be completed before attending the face-to-face section. 

Part 1: Online

This part of the course is self-directed and is expected to take a day to complete. You can complete the modules at your own pace in your own environment providing you the flexibility you need. The online training must be completed within the 6 weeks prior to your face to face training.

Part 2: Face-to-face (at a training venue)

During this day you will be in a small group with fellow blended coursemates. The day will be led by a specialist trainer who will teach you about the essential lifesaving skills required for your qualification. Throughout the day you will take part in small group activities, practicing essential lifesaving skills and have the chance to ask your trainer any questions. You will also complete a small number of practical and written assessments, this will include assessment on your online training topics. Please note that any group or practical activities will take place with social distancing measures in place.

Who should attend?

This course is for people wishing to renew an existing, valid First Aid at Work certificate.

If your certificate has expired you are still able to attend this course, but the HSE recommends you attend the First Aid at Work (3 day course) if more than a month has elapsed since expiry. Please note that the requalification course is an intensive course with very little practice time and designed for people whose certificate is still in date. If you do decide to attend the requalification course you will need to work at the pace of the course.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

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Frequently asked questions about our Blended Online First Aid at Work Requalification Course

Are the topics the same for both the Blended First Aid at Work Requalification and the First Aid at Work Requalification course?

Yes, the content is the same for both courses.

How do I access to the online section of the course?

Once you have booked the course you will receive joining instructions which contain the URL link to the online training; using this link you be able to register onto the platform and gain access to the modules.

When should I complete the online section of the course?

The online section of the course must be completed within six weeks before attending the face-to-face training.

I have completed the Blended First Aid at Work Requalification online section and would like to convert this into a full qualification, can I do this?

Yes, you can book a spot on one of our face to face sessions. But remember, the online section of the course must be completed within six weeks before attending the face-to-face training.

I have some questions after completing the online section, what should I do?

We advise you jot these down, so you can ask you trainer during your face to face training.

How long is a Blended Online First Aid at Work Requalification course?

The course lasts two days. The first day is completed online, the second day is completed face-to-face in the classroom.

What topics are covered in a Blended Online First Aid at Work Requalification course?

This course covers the content of the three-day First Aid at Work course in two days.


  • Managing an emergency
  • Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Fainting
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Chest pains
  • Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
  • Asthma
  • Low blood sugar
  • Eye injuries
  • Seizures
  • Minor bleeding
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stroke


  • Adult resuscitation (CPR)
  • Choking adult
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Head injuries
  • Defibrillator prompts and how to respond (theory based)
  • Defibrillator pad placement (theory based)
  • Severe bleeding
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Unresponsive adult

Delegates learning how to help someone choking

Assessment and certification


Online knowledge checks, continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years. Please note that candidates must pass the assessments on day 2 (in the classroom) to receive their certificate. Results from you online training may also be checked against your face-to-face results before a certificate is issued.

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