First Aid Course

First Aid at Work Course for Businesses in Liverpool


We offer special rates for Group Bookings. Both of these courses can be held in class at our premises, or we can come to your location to conduct the course/s.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About First Aid Qualifications

What qualification do you need to be a first-aider at work?


In the UK, there are two main first aid qualifications that are recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE):

      • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW): This is a one-day course that covers the basics of first aid, including CPR, defibrillator use, and how to deal with common injuries and illnesses. It is suitable for low-risk workplaces.
      • First Aid at Work (FAW): This is a three-day course that covers the same material as the EFAW course, as well as more advanced topics such as shock, burns, and fractures. It is suitable for medium- and high-risk workplaces.

Both courses must be accredited by a recognised awarding body, such as the British Red Cross, the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), or OFQUAL-accredited qualifications regulated by Qualsafe and NUCO.

How long is a first aid at work course?

The length of a first aid at work course depends on the qualification that you are choosing.

In addition to the classroom training, you will also need to complete an assessment at the end of the course. This may involve a written test, a practical assessment, or a combination of both.

Is first aid at work a legal requirement?


Under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, employers are required to provide adequate first aid provision for their employees. This means that they must have at least one trained first aider on site for every 50 employees.


The type of first aid provision required will depend on the level of risk in the workplace. For low-risk workplaces, such as offices and shops, an EFAW-qualified first aider may be sufficient. However, for medium- and high-risk workplaces, such as factories and construction sites, an FAW-qualified first aider is required.

Can you do first aid at work online?


Yes, you can do a first aid at work course online. However, it is important to note that not all online courses are accredited. When choosing an online course, make sure that it is accredited by a recognised awarding body, such as the British Red Cross, the FAIB or OFQUAL-accredited qualifications regulated by Qualsafe and NUCO. We are OFQUAL accredited but at the moment we are not offering any fist aid courses online.


Online first aid at work courses typically involve a combination of e-learning and live webinars. The e-learning modules will cover the theory of first aid, while the live webinars will give you the opportunity to practice your skills with a qualified instructor.

What are the benefits of first aid training at work for businesses?


There are many benefits to having first aid trained employees at work. These include:

      • Improved employee safety and well-being: First aid training can help to reduce the severity of injuries and illnesses, and it can also help to prevent them from happening in the first place.
      • Reduced downtime: If an employee does get injured or ill, having a first aider on site can help to get them back to work more quickly. This can reduce downtime and save businesses money.
      • Increased employee morale: Employees appreciate knowing that their employer cares about their safety and well-being. Having first aid trained employees can help to boost morale and create a more positive work environment.


How to choose a first aid training provider

When choosing a first aid training provider, there are a few things to keep in mind:

      • Accreditation: Make sure that the provider is accredited by a recognised awarding body, such as the British Red Cross, the FAIB or or OFQUAL-accredited qualifications regulated by Qualsafe and NUCO.
      • Experience: Choose a provider with experience in delivering first aid training to businesses.
      • Cost: Compare the costs of different providers before you book.
      • Location: Choose a provider that offers courses in a location that is convenient for your employees.
      • Feedback: Read reviews of different providers before you book to get an idea of the quality of their training.


First aid training is an important investment for any business. It can help to improve employee safety and well-being, reduce downtime, and boost morale. If you are looking for a first aid training provider be sure to consider their accreditation, experience, cost, location, and feedback from other customers.

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About Liverpool

History of Liverpool

Liverpool is a city steeped in history, dating back to the 11th century. It was originally a small fishing village, but it grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution, becoming one of the most important ports in the world. Liverpool was also a major center of the slave trade, and its wealth is reflected in the many grand buildings that still stand today.

In the 19th century, Liverpool was a major port of departure for Irish emigrants to America. It was also home to the Cunard and White Star Lines, and was the port of registry of the ocean liners RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth, and RMS Olympic.

Liverpool's cultural heritage is also rich and varied. The city is home to two world-class museums, the Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool, as well as a number of other galleries and theaters. Liverpool is also famous for its music scene, which has produced iconic bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Businesses and Industries in Liverpool

Liverpool is a thriving city with a diverse economy. The main industries in Liverpool are:

  • Maritime and logistics: Liverpool is still a major port, and the maritime and logistics sector is a significant employer in the city.
  • Digital and creative: Liverpool has a growing digital and creative sector, which includes companies such as BBC Sport and Channel 4.
  • Tourism and hospitality: Liverpool is a popular tourist destination, and the tourism and hospitality sector is a major contributor to the city's economy.
  • Manufacturing and engineering: Liverpool has a long history of manufacturing, and the city is still home to a number of manufacturing and engineering companies.

Opportunities for Businesses in Liverpool

Liverpool is a great place to start or grow a business. There are a number of factors that make Liverpool an attractive location for businesses, including:

  • Government support: The UK government offers a number of support programs for businesses in Liverpool.
  • Skilled workforce: Liverpool has a large and skilled workforce.
  • Transport links: Liverpool is well-connected to the rest of the UK and the world by road, rail, and air.
  • Affordable cost of living: The cost of living in Liverpool is relatively affordable, compared to other major cities in the UK.


What are the main industries in Liverpool?

The main industries in Liverpool are maritime and logistics, digital and creative, tourism and hospitality, and manufacturing and engineering.

What are the benefits of doing business in Liverpool?

The benefits of doing business in Liverpool include government support, a skilled workforce, transport links, and an affordable cost of living.

What government support is available to businesses in Liverpool?

The UK government offers a number of support programs for businesses in Liverpool, including the Regional Growth Fund, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and the Liverpool City Region Growth Deal.

How can I find out more about business opportunities in Liverpool?

You can find out more about business opportunities in Liverpool by contacting the Liverpool City Region Growth Company