Annual First Aid Refresher – Level 3 RQF

First Aid at Work Refresher overview

The First Aid at Work refresher training course or 1st aid at work refresher course is an annual training held every 12 months for qualified First Aiders (F.A), as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This is a half day course.

Please note, that our 1st aid training refresher course is strongly advised by the HSE for current holders of an in-date EFAW (emergency first aid at work certificate.) or first aid at work FAW F.A annual refresher training. 


This is a valid first aid at work certificate. Annual First Aid Refresher Level 3, RQF. Accredited by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Body. This course meets the requirements of The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Be sure as an employer that the training provider has met a national standard and that training in legal terms is, suitable and sufficient. Our recommendation that completing the annual refresher course is the best way to meet this requirement.

Who is it for?

This course is for people or First Aiders that hold a current FAW or EFAW certificate.

  • The EFAW is suitable for low-risk places such as offices.
  • High risk places, such as construction, forestry, or a glazier will likely need the the three-day FAW.

Course content

  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Choking Seizure.

What's included

  • Automated External Defibrilator – AED
  • Training 999 Pen
  • Annual First Aid at Work Certificate as recommended by the HSE.

Renewal course

If you require a 2 day First Aid at Work  Requalification course, follow the link or please give us a call. You will have the confidence to tackle a wide range of injuries to bones, chest injuries and minor injuries. Please contact us for more information.

HSE Guidelines

Did you know that the HSE guidelines state that employers should ensure their first aiders remain competent to perform their role? 

As such, it is strongly recommended that first aiders undertake annual refresher training to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures. 

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Annual Refresher) (RQF) qualification is specifically designed to allow qualified first aiders to update their first aid skills yearly, until requalification training is required. 

Successful candidates will leave with a renewed confidence, having had the opportunity to practise essential first aid procedures, as well as learn the latest techniques needed to deal with an emergency situation. 

With all subjects covered in just 3 hours, this course is an ideal way to satisfy HSE requirements whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day-to-day activities!

The expiry date for this certificate is typically 3 years after successful completion of the course.


Blended Learning

The 21st-century way for you to meet your legal requirements for the health & Safety First Aid Act.

blended learning offers more flexibility for our courses. Take part of your training online, reducing your time in the classroom. This also means that less time is lost to travel. This allows you to study first aid theory at your own pace. The practical modules are then delivered in the classroom, face-to-face with one of our trainers.

Happy Clients

Keeping workplaces safe

Check out our testimonials below to see what our clients have to say and see why clients use us to meet their needs year after year.

Barry and Hannah carried out First Aid training for 12 of our scaffolding operatives.
They enjoyed the course and said they had learnt a lot of information which they would find useful in the future. So well done Barry and Hannah
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Sue Newton
Scaffolding Operatives
We have used Barry for our 1st Aid training for many years, he is excellent at helping staff achieve competency in their first aid. We would definitely recommend and will continue to complete our training through Barry and his company.
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Randy Tran
Would definitely recommend…
I completed the blended first aid at work course. There was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but Barry was great! We could have a laugh with him which made us feel more relaxed. I am now confident and have the knowledge to put into practice when needed.
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Great FAW course!
I thoroughly enjoyed this 3 day course from start to finish. Barry is an incredibly good teacher and made the course engaging and fun.
I’ve learnt a lot and feel much more confident that I could be of help in many different emergency scenarios.
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Oscar Burr
Engaging, effective, and important
As always Barry made the practical learning fun and interactive so that the information is easy to remember. The blended form of training was much easier to fit into busy working lives and the interactive online training meant you could go back to sections if needed.
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Debbie Corsby
Practical learning made fun
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