First Aid Training

See our range of emergency first aid and first did in the workplace courses

Why complete your first aid training with us?

Oakwell Training provides essential life-saving skills through expert instructors, delivering Emergency First Aid, First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, and Annual Refresher courses. 

First aid is crucial in responding swiftly and effectively to a medical emergency, at work, home or in the community. Delaying First Aid could lead to serious injury, illness, or even loss of life, that’s why those responsible for safeguarding others need these skills and knowledge. 

Oakwell Training provides individuals and organisations with access to the training they require.

Did you know?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

To find out more about an employers obligations regarding health and safety in the workplace, please visit the health and safety executives website here.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Course Description:

Where a first aid needs assessment identifies the necessity for a first aider in the workplace, this three-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The learner will gain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a wide range of workplace first aid situations. The qualification is also suitable for people with responsibility for the provision of first aid in other settings such as voluntary and community groups.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume the responsibility of being a first aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 6 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 7 hours

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Description:

Where a first aid needs assessment identifies the necessity for an emergency first aider in the workplace, this 6-hour qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The learner will gain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a wide range of workplace first aid situations. The qualification is also suitable for people with responsibility for the provision of first aid in other settings such as voluntary and community groups.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume the responsibility of being a first aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider 
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 6 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 7 hours

Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Course Description:

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level providing the knowledge and practical competence to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations. This 6-hour qualification meets the requirements stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure adequate numbers of appropriately trained personnel.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 6 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 7 hours

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Course Description:

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level providing the knowledge and practical competence to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations. This 12-hour qualification meets the requirements stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure adequate numbers of appropriately trained personnel. This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines

The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 6 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 8 hours

Level 3 Award in Activity First Aid

Course Description:

This qualification is designed to provide a learner with the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a wide range of first aid situations with a focus on sports and activity related conditions. The qualification is suitable for learners working in outdoor and activity environments or involved in other settings such as voluntary and community activities.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume the responsibility of being a first aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
  • Health and Safety

Level 2 Award in First Aid Risk Assessment

Course Description:

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Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support

Course Description:

This basic life support qualification will give a learner the knowledge and practical competence required to be able to provide crucial assistance to a casualty in an emergency until medical assistance arrives, potentially saving a life. The qualification covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), primary survey, the recovery position and choking.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume the responsibility of being a first aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 3 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 5 hours

Level 2 Award in CPR & AED

Course Description:

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more widely available in public areas and workplaces and the survival rate for casualties suffering cardiac arrest dramatically increases if an AED is available and there are qualified personnel to use it. The qualification is primarily for learners who have a responsibility at work or are involved in voluntary and community activities having access to an AED. A learner will gain the knowledge and practical competence required to be able to recognise and treat both adults and children who have suffered cardiac arrest and to respond quickly, calmly, and confidently. The qualification also covers choking.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume the responsibility of being a first aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Understand basic life support requirements
  • Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
  • Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
  • Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
  • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 6 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 7 hours

Level 2 Award in BLS and Safe Use of an AED

Course Description:

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more widely available in public areas and workplaces and the survival rate for casualties suffering cardiac arrest dramatically increases if an AED is available and there are qualified personnel to use it. The qualification is primarily for learners who have a responsibility at work or are involved in voluntary and community activities having access to an AED. A learner will gain the knowledge and practical competence required to be able to recognise and treat someone who has suffered cardiac arrest and to respond quickly, calmly, and confidently.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume the responsibility of being a first aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing. Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator
  • Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 4 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) 5 hours

Level 3 Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration

Course Description:

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Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

Course Description:

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. This qualification provides the knowledge and practical competence required to promptly recognise and manage a casualty with anaphylaxis until emergency medical assistance arrives.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines

The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over. It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.

  • Know how to recognise a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to manage a casualty with anaphylaxis

Annual First Aid Refreshers

Course Description:

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