Project Description


Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW) – Level 2

Qualification gained: Emergency First Aid At Work Certificate

This one day accredited First Aid Course is delivered with the massage therapist and Reflexologist and other professionals in mind.
It is awarded at Level 2 under the UK’s QCF framework and its content is comprehensive, covering the guidelines as laid down by the HSE’s legislative requirements, where required in industry – the content is also consistent with the current ITEC syllabus.

In times of change where standards in first aid are now largely unregulated, the need for a professional first aid qualification to comply with statutory requirements is paramount and this course not only fits these requirements but is also awarded by the prestigious Association of First Aiders (AoFA) via it’s awarding arm, the AoFAQ, which is the UK’s largest first aid association, endorsed by the HSE, the Royal College of Surgeons and other leading organisations.

This AoFAQ first aid qualification is regulated by Ofqual, the Government’s office for qualifications. These are Regulated Qualifications and are recognised by Ofqual, CEA and the Welsh Assembly in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and are also awarded in Scotland and throughout the world.

This course is taught by Marc Innes, who is the Principal of the School of Natural Therapies and also ex ambulance staff, having spent 22 years within the NHS framework.

Course Structure

During this one day course, learners will:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
1.4 Complete an accident form
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment

2. Be able to assess an incident

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure

4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin

5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with
– Partially blocked airway
–  Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding
6.2 Control external bleeding

7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
7.1 Recognise shock
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury

8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters


As a massage therapist do I need to have a first aid qualification?

  • Not all insurers and professional bodies insist on a first aid qualification, however, undoubtedly it is good practice to hold one. In consideration of the fact that therapists deal with members of the public on a daily or at least regular basis, it makes perfect sense to leaen basic first aid for your treatment room and business.

Is a one day course adequate for the needs of my business?

  • The massage and complementary therapy industry is usually classes as ‘low risk’ because it tends not to employ the use of hazardous or dangerous equipment, therefore most if not all therapists will find this course perfectly adequate – everyone should, under HSE legislation conduct their own professional first aid risk assessment of course to check this and be sure.
  • Those in the sport, leisure and trackside industry may wish to consider a first aid course which is more geared towards this type of activity, in which case our forthcoming new two course in Sports First Aid may be more appropriate – please follow this link.

Can I get CPD points for this course?

  • Most professional bodies recognise a first aid qualification as good practice and usually award 1 CPD point per hour of study – of course you should check this with your insurer or professional body.

Exam Details

  • The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
  • An additional Multi Choice Question paper (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge

Cost Includes

  • A friendly and relaxed learning environment, taught by ex NHS medical staff
  • A First Aid Handbook
  • Resuscitation face shield
  • A4 First Aid (Emergency First Aid in the Workplace) Certificate for display
  • NB: It is currently a regulatory requirement, in most therapy disciplines, for qualified therapists to re-qualify in First Aid every 3 years.

Course Tutor

Marc Innes - Principal

Marc Innes

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