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FAW & RFAW Training - Exeter, Devon

Wednesday, 16 October '24   9am – 5pm BST
Nancy Potter House, Nelson Close, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0DX
16 years and over
11 spaces available

Course dates

  • Wed, 16 Oct '24   9am – 5pm BST
  • Thu, 17 Oct '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.



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.

HSE Compliant First Aid at Work (FAW) + Ofsted Compliant Paediatric First Aid (PFA)



Nancy Potter House
Nelson Close

We are a 5 min walk from Topsham Station.

There is only disabled parking available on site.

However, there is paid parking available:
Lord Nelson Pub (£17 all day - adjacent to venue) (

Tappers Close (£5 all day - 5 min walk)

Matthews Hall (£12 all day - 5min walk)

Holman Way (£5 all day - 10 min walk)

All prices are subject to change.


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