The FAWR is ideally taught over two consecutive days, although this can be adapted to meet your needs (for example the two 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 a straightforward multiple choice paper. 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 (provided this is done within 3 months of the expiry of their current certificate). 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 book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.
For an exclusive course where you provide the venue we charge £990.00 plus VAT (London postcodes £1110.00 plus VAT) for up to 12 candidates (equal to approximately £82pp); for courses with 6 or fewer candidates then we only charge £890.00 plus VAT (London postcodes £1010.00 plus VAT). Alternatively we run regular open Hastings, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at a charge of £180.00pp plus VAT. Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.
The course covers the same subject matter as the full 3 day course but moves at a faster pace given the existing knowledge base of the attendees.