First Aid Instructor Course

Teach First Aid through WorkSafe’s First Aid Instructor Training Programme

about this course

First Aid Instructor Course

The WorkSafe First Aid Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to get you teaching first aid in your workplace or as a freelance trainer.

WorkSafe standardised lesson plans and presentations ensure your training meets the quality assurance guidelines stipulated in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Our First Aid Instructor Course builds on your existing first aid and teaching knowledge to provide you with the essential skills to start teaching first aid as a first aid trainer.

You will need a three day HSE First Aid at Work qualification and a Level 3 Award in Education and Training to attend and we schedule our first aid instructor course immediately after these qualifications so you can get qualified in one go.

course dates

First Aid Instructor Course

First Aid Instructor
12/9/2024 09:30 - 16:00
£354 inc VAT  (£295 ex VAT)
First Aid Instructor
23/10/2024 09:30 - 16:00
£354 inc VAT  (£295 ex VAT)
First Aid Instructor
21/11/2024 09:30 - 16:00
£354 inc VAT  (£295 ex VAT)
All courses are delivered in our dedicated training room at the WorkSafe office in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Course Content

The WorkSafe First Aid Instructor Course covers:

  • WorkSafe first aid instructor lesson plans, student materials and teaching resources.

  • Assessment of practical first aid skills including use of an AED.

  • Delivering interactive, hands on first aid training.

  • HSE guidelines and assessment standards.

  • Methods of formal and informal assessment for first aid courses.

  • Administration of courses including use of online instructor portal.

  • Quality control procedures and ongoing verification requirements.


Assessment is comprised of:

  • Observation of your CPR and first aid skills during the course.
  • A short, informal written assessment on first aid knowledge with group feedback.
  • Post course verification of training.

Entry Requirements

Candidates wishing to qualify as a WorkSafe first aid instructor must hold the following pre-requisite qualifications:

  • A current three day First Aid at Work certificate or exemption (eg Nursing, paramedic or GMC registration).

  • A Level 3 or equivalent teaching award or nursing/paramedic mentorship qualification.

WorkSafe deliver both the FAW and teaching courses if you need to gain these qualifications.

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A comprehensive instructor kit contains material for delivering first aid courses, including:

  • Detailed, easy to follow lesson plans with clear learning objectives and timescales for every session.

  • Interactive, multimedia presentations on USB memory stick.

  • Practical and theoretical assessment materials.

  • Course administration materials.

Additionally, all WorkSafe instructors have access to the online WorkSafe Instructor Portal which enables easy course notifications, student registration, ordering of course materials and general administration support.

Following attendance on one of our instructor courses you will be able to register your organisation or company as a WorkSafe Training Provider.

All WorkSafe training courses must be delivered through an approved training provider and each student issued with a WorkSafe training pack. Training packs are a single use product which ensure every WorkSafe student receives the correct training and assessment materials and is eligible for certification. For details of our student training packs please visit the WorkSafe online shop.

WorkSafe operates an annual renewal procedure to ensure instructor competence. To maintain instructor approval you will need to:

  • Deliver WorkSafe courses to at least 30 students at any level per year.
  • Maintain your First Aid at Work qualification or recognised exemption.
  • Complete an Instructor verification during the period of approval.

There are no additional charges for annual instructor renewal if you meet the renewal criteria. Instructors who have been unable to meet the requirements will be offered a renewal course which carries a small fee dependent on whether you require a face to face or online refresher.

WorkSafe operate an ongoing quality assurance system to ensure first aid trainers and organisations can meet the ‘Due Diligence’ checks required by the Health and Safety Executive.

WorkSafe quality control training through standardised student materials, fast turnaround of student certification and ongoing instructor verification to ensure subject compliance.

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