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First Aid and AED Instructor & Assessor Course

Key Facts:

Course Duration:
5 Days
Ofqual Regulated?
Awarding Organisation: Qualsafe Awards
Certificate Validity:
Certificate does not expire however, professional competence should be maintained once qualified. 
Open courses throughout the UK
On-site training at your premises - Call 0845 5191 999

Course Overview

Starting out as a first aid instructor can be extremely daunting, but First on Scene’s comprehensive 5 day course will give you the best possible start to your new role.

Our course includes the Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Teaching & Assessing in First Aid (TAFA) qualification. This new industry specific qualification is designed to be more practical and less assignment orientated than other training options currently available to first aid instructors (such as the Level 3 Award in Education & Training). This means you will focus on learning the practical techniques necessary to become a confident and knowledgeable First Aid Instructor.

As well as fully meeting the new HSE requirement for first aid trainers to hold a recognised teaching and assessing qualification, this Ofqual recognised qualification also meets the requirement for new instructors to provide a record of competently assessing and teaching first aid sessions under supervision.

By completing this course you will be able to teach the following courses:

  • First Aid at Work (Initial)
  • First Aid at Work (requalification)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • BLS and Safe Use of an AED
  • Annual Refresher courses

Qualifications Needed to Start

Learners should hold a current First Aid at Work certificate (or recognised exemption) before starting the course.

Note: If it has been some time since taking your First Aid at Work course (over 18 months), we strongly advise that you undertake your First Aid at Work requalification prior to attending.

Learners will also need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Course Format and Assessment

The regulated qualification has a number of assessments that take place throughout the course. These include observations by the course tutor, Multiple Choice Questions and the submission of lesson plans. The subjects of two micro teaching sessions (20 minutes each) will be assigned prior to the course.

In addition to the 5 days of classroom based learning, additional time is required for directed study which includes producing lesson plans.

Progression Opportunities

Your Level 3 Award in Teaching & Assessing in First Aid (TAFA) qualification may be used to progress to further regulated teaching and assessing qualifications such as the Level 3 Award in Education & Training or Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training.

Regulated pre-hospital care qualifications such as the Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) and Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC4) also offer the chance to develop your occupational knowledge and increase the range of subjects that you, would be able to deliver as a First Aid Instructor.

Course Availability

To check the availability of ‘open’ courses near you, simply use our online course finder at the top of this page and select First Aid and AED Instructor.

We can also deliver courses at your premises or arrange a course specifically for your requirements. To discuss your needs today, please call on 0845 5191 999 and our friendly Customer Service team will be happy to help.

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