This is a short course in First Aid Awareness. It is designed for anyone who wishes to gain a basic knowledge in First Aid and it is suitable for both the workplace and domestic environments. Slightly longer than the Basic Life Support course, training normally takes place over 4 hours and includes the necessary theory followed by lots of practical “hands-on” practice to build confidence. .

Read more: First Aid Awareness

Removal of the HSE Approval System

On 1st October 2013 the HSE ceased to guarantee that any particular company is 'Approved' to deliver First Aid Training and from now on the responsibility for ensuring that workplace First Aid training is of an acceptable standard will fall upon the employer. This means employers will require to use some amount of due diligence to ensure training meets the required standard.


As the employer you therefore have 2 options:

1.     From October 2013, training providers will not be able to display a HSE approval number on their certificates and the only way to guarantee that the training meets the standards still set by the HSE, is for the certificate to include the OFQUAL logo. However these OFQUAL awarding organisations do charge for their certificates.


2.     As the employer, you undertake some due diligence checks to ensure that the training you receive will meet the required standards set by HSE by employing qualified training providers. 


TOLAN Training though are a qualified training provider and accredited through a leading Awarding Organisation in “Qualsafe Awards” who are an OFQUAL approved centre. They carry out the appropriate monitoring checks on ourselves to ensure our training is of the required standard. If you choose to not go down the OFQUAL route then TOLAN Training will provide you with all the evidence you need for the due diligence checks which take a matter of a few minutes. The choice is yours. We are also an approved member of the "Association of First Aiders" and the "Association of First Aid & Health and Safety Trainers (A.F.A.H.S.T.)"


What’s the difference then?

·         Nothing really.  Our certificates are very similar to that issued by Qualsafe, bar the “OFQUAL” logo. They will still be accepted as achieving the required standard.  Via OFQUAL though you are receiving a QCF award.

Will the course content be any different?

·         No. The course content will remain exactly the same as recommended by HSE.

How much more will it cost?

Nothing. In fact our 3 day FAW prices have been reduced. The only extra charge will be if a client specifically requests an OFQUAL registered certificate through our Awarding Organisation

Did You Know?

Cardiac Arrest is the biggest killer in this country. Over 150,000 die as a result. The majority could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available. Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of workplaces. The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming, the single most determinant of survival being the delay from collapse to delivery of the first shock. The chances of successful defibrillation decline at a rate of 7-10% with each minute. Basic life support may help to sustain a shockable rhythm but is not a definitive. 

Read more: Automated External Defibrillator 

This is a half-day annual refresher course which is suitable for those who have completed either the three-day First Aid at Work or the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course. This is an ideal course to help first aiders maintain their basic skills and keep up to date with current procedures. Students will practise and be assessed on the skills needed to administer first aid to a casualty.

Read more: Annual Refresher (1/2 Day)

This 1/2 day course is designed to provide candidates with the skills and confidence need to provide safe and effective Basic Life Support and how to use a Defibrillator safely in an emergency. Training includes the necessary theory followed by lots of practical “hands-on” to build confidence.

Read more: BLS & AED

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees.This is a two day course and allows for re-certification of First Aid at Work qualified staff.The criteria are the same as for the initial three-day course. In addition to this, should there have been any change to protocols during their initial qualification, then this will be updated.

Read more: Level 3 First Aid at Work Re-qualification Course (2 Days)

Probably one of the most popular First Aid courses, this Level 3 course provides students with the basic requirements for first aid in the workplace. Ideal for the loan worker or employees of small, low risk companies. This course does meet the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and is OFQUAL recognised and may satisfy the requirements of your first aid risk assessment. The course covers the treatment of adults involved in first aid incidents in the workplace. 

Read more: Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day) RQF

This Level 3 course meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is OFQUAL recognised. The comprehensive 3-day course covers 2 units of the RQF framework, the first unit being the Level 3 Emergency First Aid at work. It deals with a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way.

Read more: Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (3 Days) RQF