The FAW requires 18 hours of contact time (plus breaks) and is ideally taught over three consecutive days, although this can be adapted to meet your needs (for example the three days can be spread over a period of up to four weeks or, for an additional cost, split into half-day sessions). Please note that the course must be completed within 10 weeks of the start date.
Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and two straightforward multiple-choice papers. Candidates must pass both elements to qualify.
Please note that candidates must be able to perform exercises at floor level where required. It is a requirement of all regulated courses that the candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Emergency Services and, although this is not assessed formally, your instructor must be satisfied that this is the case. As such, all the question papers are in English and a reader will be provided if candidates have literacy concerns or learning difficulties.
Once qualified, the certificate is valid for 3 years, at the end of which candidates will need to attend a two-day requalification course to requalify (this must be completed within 3 months of the expiry date and candidates are not qualified within this time). It is recommended by HSE that all first aiders should do an annual 3-hour refresher course to keep their skills up-to-date.
We are able to combine this course with a Paediatric First Aid course thus helping schools to meet both their HSE and Ofsted obligations whilst saving time (3 days training instead of 5 for both courses) and, therefore, costs. The additional cost for an in-house course is £175.00 plus VAT (maximum 12 people) or £25.00 plus VAT per person if joining one of our open courses. It is important that you let us know in advance if taking this option.
We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.
We can run an exclusive course where you provide the venue we charge £1485.00 plus VAT (London postcodes £1665.00 plus VAT) for up to 12 candidates (equal to approximately £119pp); for courses with 6 or fewer candidates, the price is only £1335.00 plus VAT (London postcodes £1515.00 plus VAT). Alternatively, we run regular open courses in Hastings, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at a charge of £270.00pp plus VAT. Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.
We are happy to adapt our training to meet your particular needs within the constraints of the FAW syllabus. Courses cover everything covered by the EFAW course, plus:
- Strains & sprains
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Chest injuries
- Eye injuries
- Heart attack and Angina
- Secondary Survey