1.1.1 Because First Aid at Work certificates is valid for a three year period only, all delegates will be required to complete a requalification course. This includes both the theory and practical assessments which are the same as the ones conducted on the 3 Day First Aid at Work course
2.1 The HSE regulations state that all delegates undertaking this course must be in
possession of their First Aid at Work qualification. It must not have expired beyond 28
days of the expiry date as shown on their First Aid at Work Certificate. If the certificate
has expired beyond the 28 day period then it will be necessary for the delegate to
attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course.
2.2 Where first-aiders retrain during the three months before the certificate expires, the
new certificate should take effect from the expiry date and last for three years from this
2.3 Where retraining is earlier than this three-month period, the new certificate should take
effect from the date the course is completed and last for three years from this date.
2.4 Where first-aiders do not complete their retraining before the expiry date, they should
complete it no more than 28 days beyond the expiry date.
2.5 The new certificate should be dated from the expiry date of the previous certificate and
last for three years from this date. The 28-day certificate extension can be applied
irrespective of the circumstances which led the first-aider to go beyond their certificate
expiry date before requalifying.
2.6 If a first-aider cannot complete the training by the end of this 28-day period they will
not be allowed onto an FAW requalification course and will have to undertake the full
FAW course to obtain a new certificate.
3. Guided Learning Contact Hours
3.1 Guided learning Contact hours for this qualification are 12 hours run over 2 days.
4. Restrictions on Candidate Entry
4.1 Candidates who are not in possession of a current 3 Day First Aid at Work certificate
or whose current 3 Day First Aid at Work certificate is not due to expire for four months or longer will not be allowed to attend this course.