Course description

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.

Delegates must be aged 18 or older to attend this 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.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

Do not need to requalify yet? Discover our Annual Refresher First Aid Training course.

What are the different learning styles for this course? 

Classic learning

Classic learning is entirely classroom based, this course would require 2 days in the classroom.

Blended learning

Blended learning is run in 2 parts:

  • 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.

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

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

You'll be in the classroom for 1 day, and on this day you will be in a small group with fellow blended coursemates. The day will be led by a specialist trainer.

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What topics are covered on a First Aid at Work Requalification course?

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

  • Adult resuscitation (CPR)*
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pains
  • Choking adult
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Head injuries
  • Defibrillator prompts and how to respond (theory based)
  • Defibrillator pad placement (theory based)
  • Low blood sugar
  • Managing an emergency
  • Minor and severe bleeding
  • Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
  • Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Unresponsive adult

*We’ve started bringing rescue breaths back into our training.

Delegates learning how to bandage an arm.

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Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.

For Blended learners, there will also be online knowledge checks.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

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