First Aid Training Course for Businesses

First Aid at Work Course for Businesses in Manchester


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 Manchester

History of Manchester

Manchester is a city in North West England with a rich and vibrant history. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and its name is derived from the Old English words "Mamucestre" and "caester", meaning "Roman fort on the River Medlock".

Manchester played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, and was known as the "Cottonopolis" of the world due to its thriving cotton industry. The city was also a major center for the trade union movement, and was home to the Chartist movement in the 19th century.

Manchester has a long and proud history of cultural achievement. It is the birthplace of the Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs, and is home to a number of world-class museums and galleries, including the Manchester Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Businesses and Industries in Manchester

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

  • Financial services: Manchester is a major financial center, and is home to a number of banks, insurance companies, and investment firms.
  • Creative and digital: Manchester has a growing creative and digital sector, which includes companies such as BBC North and ITV Granada.
  • Manufacturing and engineering: Manchester has a long history of manufacturing, and the city is still home to a number of manufacturing and engineering companies.
  • Tourism and hospitality: Manchester is a popular tourist destination, and the tourism and hospitality sector is a major contributor to the city's economy.

Opportunities for Businesses in Manchester

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

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


What are the main industries in Manchester?

The main industries in Manchester are financial services, creative and digital, manufacturing and engineering, and tourism and hospitality.

What are the benefits of doing business in Manchester?

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

What government support is available to businesses in Manchester?

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

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

You can find out more about business opportunities in Manchester by contacting the Invest in Greater Manchester team.