SQA Award In First Aid At Work Requalification @ SCQF L6


This is a 2 day requalification course for those qualified with First Aid at Work, who are due to renew their qualification (certificates valid for 3 years).

Delegates will confirm their knowledge and understanding on the role of the first aider, area assessment and dealing with major and minor illness. This course is a mix of theory and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


2 days, 09:00 – 16:30




Location: Dumfries
Day 1 – 13 Aug 2024 09:00
Day 2 – 20 Aug 2024 09:00

Day 1 – 09 Sep 2024 09:00
Day 2 – 16 Sep 2024 09:00

Day 1 – 12 Nov 2024 09:00
Day 2 – 19 Nov 2024 09:00

Day 1 – 15 Jan 2025 09:00
Day 2 – 22 Jan 2025 09:00

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Day 2 – 13 Mar 2025 09:00

Day 1 – 12 May 2025 09:00
Day 2 – 19 May 2025 09:00

Day 1 – 18 Jun 2025 09:00
Day 2 – 25 Jun 2025 09:00

Entry Requirements

Delegates must
– hold a recognised and valid First Aid at Work certificate. (must be provided on day 1 of course)
– must be 16 years or older
– must provide photographic ID – e.g. Driving Licence or passport

Course Content

On completion of this course, successful delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is: unresponsive (including seizure); choking or requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who has external bleeding, wounded or suffering from shock
  • Provide first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries; burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning and anaphylactic shock
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide management of appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)

This course is a very practical course so you must be able to get up and down from the floor. Due to the nature of regulated first aid assessment, there will be a requirement to will work in very close proximity with others.


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

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)


If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

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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