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WorkSafe is an independent training provider following the guidelines set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These guidelines are detailed in the HSE document ‘Selecting a First Aid Training Provider’.

Training providers have to show ‘due diligence’ by having the relevant quality assurance systems in place. Using WorkSafe to accredit your training ensures that all areas of due diligence are covered.

  • Your teaching qualification must be a minimum of a Level 3 award, eg:
    • Level 3 / Level 4 Award in Education and Training
    • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
    • PTLLS with assessment unit CTLLS/DTLLS
    • Cert Ed, PGCE, B Ed, M ED
    • English National Board 998
    • Nursing Mentorship Qualification
    • IHCD Instructor Certificate or Instructional Methods
    • Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate
    • S/NVQ Level 3 or Level 4 in Training and Development
Pre-requisites to enter the course are to provide evidence of:
  • Level 2 learning eg, school leaving certificates or key skills awards
  • Photographic ID such as passport or driving licence
  • Level 3 competence in the subject you will be teaching, for example:
    • Teaching hairdressing – Level 3 hairdressing NVQ
    • Teaching Fire safety – Level 3 fire marshal course
    • Teaching Health & Safety – NEBOSH

Competence in first aid must be demonstrated by a First Aid at Work certificate (18 hour course) or through the following exemptions:

  • Registration as a doctor with the GMC
  • Registration as a nurse or midwife with the NMC
  • Registration as a paramedic with the Health & Care Professionals Council

Once you have completed one of our instructor workshops you will be registered as a training provider with WorkSafe. To deliver a course you would need to buy a student pack for each candidate. These packs contain a reference manual, assessment sheets and include a certificate following the course.

Our student packs are all visible on our online shop

Annual registration remains free as long as a minimum of 30 students are taught each year. This registration also includes an annual visit to meet the quality control requirements for delivering first aid.

Download the WorkSafe App and you can access a copy of your certificate, you will need your course date and evaluation number. Or contact us with your details and we can email a free copy.

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