Level 3 First Aid at Work
CHANGES FROM APR 2021
First Aid qualification becomes Compulsory for new and existing security operatives from 1st April 2021
From 1st April 2021 learners wishing to start their SIA Door Supervisor Course should present their Level 3 First Aid at Work or Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work certificate to their training provider before they start training. The certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date.
Existing SIA licensed personnel
Those who already have a SIA licence will be asked to top up their training before they renew their licence to make sure current Door Supervisor and Security Guard licence holders have the same basic skills and knowledge. The top-up training will also bridge the gap between the existing and new qualifications, as it will include elements of the new content that SIA is introducing.
Age: 14 +
Number of days: 3
Length: 7 Hours per day (6hrs training + 1 hr break)
Time: 10:00 to 18:00
- a valid passport (any nationality)
- a signed UK photocard driving licence
- a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police
- another photographic ID card
Despite of profession, First Aid is an essential skill to have, especially for those seeking to work or already working within the security industry or any other industry in that matter. The course concentrates on how to avoid emergency first aid situations from becoming worse, equipping learners with the basic life saving skills needed to deal with emergencies until professional help arrives.
The techniques acquired are useful in everyday life and transferable in many places of work.
The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.
How is the qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:
- Practical assessment - Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the assessment paperwork.
- Theory assessment - Learners must answer a series of multiple-choice questions as outlined within the assessment paperwork.
Results are available within 10 working days of the exams. HIGH PASS RATE
Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work certificate from a recognised awarding body, Highfield. It is valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed by attending another Level 3 First Aid at Work course.