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FAW & RFAW Training - Plymouth, Devon

Devon & Plymouth Chamber Of Commerce, Unit 5, Plymouth, Derriford Business Park Derriford Road, PL6 5QZ
16 years and over
8 spaces available

Course dates

  • Tue, 7 May '24   9am – 5pm BST
  • Wed, 8 May '24   9am – 5pm BST


For higher risk or larger workplaces/organisations such as engineering, factories, restaurants, warehousing, construction or for those who use chemicals. This is also the appropriate course for larger low risk workplaces or workplaces who have employees with medical conditions.

  • No previous experience required
  • HSE Compliant Certificate valid for 3 years
  • Taught by experienced trainers
  • Interactive & engaging delivery techniques
  • All age groups covered (adults, children & infants)

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

FAW Initial - 18 hours (2 days face to face + 6hrs of elearning)
RFAW Requal - 12 hours (2 days face to face, with a valid previous certificate)

A range of subjects are covered including:

Day 1

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Primary Survey
  • Unresponsive (Breathing) - Recovery Position & Monitoring
  • Unresponsive (Not-Breathing) - CPR & AED
  • Bleeding (Catesrophic, Severe & Minor)
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock

Day 2

  • Fractures, dislocations and spinal injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Heart attacks
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Shock
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Diabetes

Day 3 (elearning)
For those who are completing the qualification for the first time or do not have a valid existing certificate, will be required to complete elearning, which can be done before the training or within 30 days after the training. Those re-qualifying, need not complete the elearning.

Continual assessment is used, combined with a number of observed practical activities and 3 short theoretical assessments, supported by our experienced trainers.


Please ensure that this is shared with those who are attending the course

Thank you for booking with Certifi Training, we are looking forward to having you on our course.

  • You must bring a form of Photo ID to your training. This can be a passport, driving licence, government issued biometric card, rail card, Police Warrant Card or Official Work ID.
  • Please arrive in good time for your training (we advise 15 mins before the start time). Late learners will not be accepted and will turned away without refund.
  • Please wear clothing suitable for practical activities (no skirts or high heels).
  • You must attend the entire course, learners who leave early will not be issued a certificate.
  • Covid-19 - due to this being a healthcare course, you are prohibited from attending if you have contracted Covid-19.
  • Practical Elements - in order to pass the course, you will be required to kneel down on the floor (primary survey), be rolled onto your side (recovery position) and perform 2 mins of rescue breaths and chest compressions (CPR). This will all have to be completed unaided.
  • Cancellation and Postponement - our policy is found here (
  • Injuries & Medical Conditions - if you have an injury or medical condition which would prevent you from performing practical activities, this may prevent us from being able to issue you with a qualification, please contact us if concerned.
  • Allergies & Sensitivities - if you have an allergy or sesitivity towards hand santizers or cleaning products, please let your trainer know. Our equipment is latex free.
  • Pregnancy - Please alert your trainer if you are or maybe pregnant. It will not stop you from being able to participate in the course, however your trainer will make a couple of adaptions during recovery position and choking activities.
  • Reading & Writing - you must be able to read and write in English, however this can be supported by your trainer if you have a learning need (such as dyslexia) or English is your 2nd language.
  • Certificates - certificates will be issued to the person who booked your course if you pass the course criteria. Certificates are in PDF format and will be issued within 2 weeks of the course.

Certain Courses will be required to complete elearning, which can be done 30 days before or after the training, however it is beneficial if you complete it in advance.
elearning required:

  • First Aid at Work (FAW) - blended
  • Paediatric First Aid (PFA) - blended

elearning will be from a company called 'elearn here', it will be issued once the course is booked and may end up in your junk folder! Any issues please email

elearning not required:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA)
  • First Aid at Work Requalifiction (RFAW) - however you will be required to send your valid certificate in advance of the course

Learner Declaration
You will be required to sign the following at the start of your training:
I agree that all the information I have provided to Certifi Training is true, current and up to date. I agree to allow Certifi Training to hold my details as per current GDPR Policies and in line with Certifi Training Privacy Policy and Data Retention Policies (which can be found on or requested by emailing I agree that all the work and assessments that I complete will be my own and not that of others or plagiarised. I agree that if I become unwell or sustain an injury during the training that I will inform the trainer and agree to treatment. If I sustain an injury or illness during the course this is my own responsibility and I absolve Certifi Training of any liability. I agree that if I am referred, fail or am disqualified from the course that I forfeit any right to refund. I will be respectful to my fellow learners, the trainers, assessors and staff. If I am disruptive to training or assessment or are disrespectful to any learner, staff member, trainer or assessor I will agree without argument to leave the training if directed by Certifi Training Staff and forfeit the right to qualification or refund. I understand that if I am unhappy with the course or assessment outcome, I should initially take my concerns to my trainer/assessor and that if we cannot resolve the issue that I have the right to complain or appeal to Any decisions made by Certifi Training over a complaint or appeal are final. I understand the aim of this training is to aid me help in the event of an emergency, however the treatment of patients is my own responsibility (or that of my organization) and not of Certifi Training. I agree that all information that is discussed within training is to be kept confidential. I agree not to copy or reproduce any of the material used by Certifi Training in their courses or in their other materials (such as their website or marketing materials). COVID-19 – I will agree to follow all COVID Secure Precautions set out by Certifi Training.

Contacting us
Your training organisation will be Certifi Training
To contact us please call 01803 446002 or email



HSE Compliant First Aid at Work (FAW) - Blended

Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
HSE Compliant Blended Learning (2 days face to face + 6hrs of elearning) Designed for larger or higher risk workplaces

HSE Compliant First Aid at Work Requalification (RFAW)

Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
HSE Compliant 2 days face to face Designed for larger or higher risk workplaces For those who have a valid FAW Certificate, which must be sent to in advance of the course commencing.


Devon & Plymouth Chamber Of Commerce
Unit 5
Derriford Business Park Derriford Road

Free parking available on site.

Please use PL6 5QZ for sat nav.


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