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STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

The STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification is a three-day course designed for those who may be required to manage and perform emergency first aid within the workplace. The First Aid at Work qualification is the most comprehensive of all our first aid qualifications, covering a wide range of skills which can be used within a workplace first aid situation.

The Learner

The STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work course is for individuals who have a specific responsibility at work to deliver basic first aid. Learners who successfully complete this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be an allocated first aider for their workplace, with the skills being transferable across a range of industries.

Who does this qualification appeal to?

Learners may complete this qualification as a stepping stone to a career specifically in first aid such as a first aid tutor, alternatively they may undertake this qualification to compliment another role.

STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work: Teacher, receptionist, IT manager, teaching assistant, HR manager, spa manager, leisure duty manager, food and beverage manager, construction worker, office manager, event first aider, care worker.

The Course

The course is comprised of a mixture of theoretical technical knowledge and practical hands on tasks to enhance the learner experience. The course covers a range of first aid incidents including: basic life support, anaphylaxis, choking, fractures, head and spinal injuries, asthma, bleeds and much more.

The following units are covered within this qualification:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace


The STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is tutor-assessed through the completion of:

  • Completion of a multiple-choice theory assessment paper
  • Practical demonstrations.


This course carries a 3-year validity period, learners are encouraged to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date through regular staff training. HSE strongly recommends first aiders undertake an annual refresher during any 3-year certificate period.

The learner is required to complete a 2-day STA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work revalidation course before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

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