First Aid at Work Annual Refresher, Latest Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher, Latest Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines

As recommended by the HSE


Keep skills up to date, and knowledge current, with this 3 hour video based annual refresher. This course meets new UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 and the HSE latest requirements.  

This short annual refresher course bridges the gap, because 3 years is a long time between renewals. If you prefer to attend a local classroom practical FAW annual refresher course, please contact us and we will invite you to attend one of our regular 1 day practical first aid courses.

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About this course

First aid annual refresher training ensures that you comply with the HSE recommendations, your own responsibility, and your employers duty of care to keep skills current.

This course is ideal for those who have completed one of our classroom practical 6 hour EFAW courses, or a 3 day FAW, where the certificate is still in date.

If you also work with children or in the Education sector we recommend that you complete the Paediatric Annual Refresher.

“Employers are legally required; HSE (first aid regulations 1981), to ensure their first aiders are competent and maintain their skills throughout the three years in which their certificates are valid.”

Please see “course topics above” for the core annual refresher training syllabus.

This course can be completed independently at home, or in a supervised setting.

Our Pro Trainings online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised. A video review following the final assessment is also customised around the students results. This  supports a thorough understanding of each topic

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after registration
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARSCoV2)

If you hold a current Level 3 FAW (First Aid at Work), EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work), or PFA (Paediatric First Aid) award, you must renew your certificate every 3 years.

This short annual refresher course bridges the gap, because 3 years is a long time between renewals.


This course is suitable for, but not limited to, the following settings:
• Offices
• Schools, colleges, and further education institutions)
• Service industries
• Self-employed.
• Factories (fewer than 50 or already a fully qualified FAW fist aider)
• Construction and Building (fewer than 50 or already a fully qualified FAW fist aider)
• Distribution
• High risk businesses (alongside fully qualified FAW trained first aiders)
• Agriculture
• Sports including football.
• Outdoor Pursuits (If the 2-day outdoor pursuits course is not required)
• Personal Trainers
• Tennis Coaches as per the Lawn Tennis Associations (LTA) Guidance
• Yoga teachers
• Osteopaths and massage therapists
• Hairdressers and beauty therapists

Course topics

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 and the HSE latest 2017 requirements. This course is ideal for those who have taken any version of the FAW or EFAW courses.

Introductory First Aid Training
Fears of First Aid
Asking Permission to Help
Scene Safety
Chain of Survival
Initial Assessment
Stop Think Act
Face Shields
Cardiac Arrest
Adult CPR
Heart Attack Position
Aspiring and the Aspod
Adult CPR
Adult CPR Hand Over
Compression-Only CPR
Heart Attack
Choking Training
Adult Choking
Bleeding Control
Types of Bleeding
Serious Bleeding
Embedded Objects
Other Types of Injury
Minor Injuries
Applying Plasters
Other medical conditions
Spinal Injury
Adult Seizures
First Aid at Work Rules and Regulations
Regulations and Summary
First Aid at Work Rules and Regulations
The Accident Book
Summary to FAW Refresher

Core Syllabus: 3 hour practical face to face course

Adult & Child resuscitation (CPR)
Communication and casualty care
Primary survey (DR ABC)
Severe bleeding
Safe Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use refresher skills

Any additional topics included in your current Level 3 certificate syllabus, can be revisited on request. Please allow extra time. These can be discussed when booking a group.


Randomised questions throughout the video lessons, followed by a final multiple choice quiz.

There is no time restraints upon the assessment.


Candidates will receive a certified Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Statement as well as a digital certificate, student manual and access to regular refresher videos.

These additional resources ensure your knowledge remains current.

Additional information

Accessibility: Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility questions or requirements.

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website

Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

If you are running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile number by email prior to the training.


If you decide you prefer a practical delivery and your venue is not suitable for distancing, we have large training venues in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk available.

Please provide adequate notice to ensure theses are available to suit your schedule. Complementary refreshments will be provided.

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