SQA Award In Emergency First Aid At Work @ SCQF Level 6


This SQA qualification is designed to provide an accredited and certificated award that will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deal with a range of emergencies that require first aid in the work place.

This is a practical course, and is suitable for those who are:

  • ‘Appointed Persons’ in the workplace in organisations with comparatively low health & safety risks where there may not be a Certificated First Aider on site
  • for people whose jobs mean they move around from site to site or work in small groups
  • for self-employed and home based people.

    This Health & Safety Executive (HSE), nationally recognised qualification, is valid for 3 years.

** If you require First Aid with Forestry – please advise at time of booking**

This course is a very practical course so you must be able to get up and down from the floor. Learners are expected to perform CPR on a manikin on the floor for a minimum of 2 minutes. Due to the nature of regulated first aid assessment, there will be a requirement to work in very close proximity with others.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus




Location: Stranraer
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Entry Requirements

Must be at least 14 years old

Course Content

SQA Unit Code – HV8204

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Theory & Practical Elements Included.


Candidates will be practically assessed continuously throughout the course along with supplementary theory questions.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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