First Aid

Our one-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) session is fully approved by JAUPT; this means candidates have the opportunity to accrue seven hours of CPC in the course of the day's training. Please call us on 0191 491 5032 to find out more. EFAW courses are delivered at our facilities in Team Valley, Gateshead.
Our First Aid courses are accredited by awarding body NUCO; they are delivered at our training facilities in Team Valley, Gateshead, and can also be delivered offsite at client premises.

What are the different types of first aid qualification?

Well, let’s find out:

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

This is a 1-day course, especially suited to those working in low-risk environments, such as shops and offices.

The course can be attended as part of your Driver CPC training; from it professional commercial vehicle drivers may obtain 7 hours toward the 35-hour requirement.

First Aid at Work (FAW)

This is a 3-day course, suitable for those delegates working in medium-to-high-risk environments.

Upcoming Dates for 2024

The course is scheduled to be delivered on the following dates:

  • Thursday 18th of January 2024 (EFAW)
  • Friday 19th of April 2024 (EFAW)
  • Friday 24th May 2024 (EFAW)
  • Wednesday 17th July 2024 (FAW)
  • Thursday 18th July 2024 (FAW)
  • Friday 19th July 2024 (FAW)
  • You’ve made the decision: you need First Aid Training.

    In what kind of environment do you work?

    Low risk environment (office/shop)

    • Under 50 employees: at least one Emergency First-Aider (EFAW);
    • 50-100 employees: at least 1 First Aider (FAW) ;
    • 100+ Employees: at least 1 additional First Aider (FAW) per 100 employees or part thereof.

    Medium risk environment (warehouse/factory):

    • Under 20 employees: at least 1 Emergency First-Aider (EFAW);
    • 20 – 50 employees: at least 1 First Aider (FAW);
    • 50 – 100 Employees: at least 2 First Aiders (FAW);
    • 100+ Employees: at least 1 additional First Aider (FAW) per 100 employees or part thereof.

    High risk environment (construction/plant/heavy engineering):

    • Under 5 employees: at least 1 Emergency First Aider (EFAW);
    • 5-50 Employees: at least 1 First Aid (FAW);
    • 50+ Employees: at least 1 additional first aider (FAW) per 50 employees or part thereof.

    So, what’s next?

    Well, you need to pick a training provider. Location, cost, and availability are the major factors. So, let’s get right to it.

    Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

    The one-day session, delivered over the course of approximately 8 hours (with one hour of breaks), covers the fundamentals of providing first aid to adults in a variety of emergency medical situations.

    Delivered in a classroom setting, the training provides delegates the opportunity to develop practical skills in a range of controlled scenarios. Delegates are assessed at various intervals, with quizzes and question-and-answer sessions utilised to gauge understanding.

    The course, delivered by an instructor with decades of experience in the role, is designed to be as engaging as possible; interaction and participation are encouraged.

    Upon completing the course, delegates will receive their certificate in the post. The qualification is valid for 3 years.

    First Aid at Work (FAW)

    Anyone can attend the 3-day FAW course; however, it is ideal for delegates working in medium-to-high-risk environments, and for some businesses it is a requirement.

    During the course of the 3 days, delegates will receive practical tuition in providing first aid to adult casualties suffering from shock, heavy bleeding, blocked airways and seizures. Delegates will also benefit from theoretical tuition on topics such as the prevention of cross-infection, the use of first aid equipment, and methods of recording incidents.

    Fundamentals such as CPR, defibrillation, recovery positions and incident management will also be covered at length, with practical engagement and demonstrations as and when necessary.

    Delegates will benefit from controlled use of equipment, in a safe, secure and fully-accredited training environment.


    First Aid is taught at our multi-accredited training facilities in Team Valley, Gateshead. We offer three day courses and single days. In certain circumstances, we can even deliver particular modules offsite.


    • For a weekday Emergency First Aid at Work, we charge £80.75, which includes VAT & Certificate.
    • For a Saturday Emergency First Aid at Work, we charge £84.00, which includes VAT & Certificate.
    • If you would be interested in a 3-Day First Aid at Work (FAW), please enquire about our package deals, deliverable to
      groups at our premises, and elsewhere.

    But why should I choose Chartwise?

    Our multi-accredited training facilities provide a secure, spacious environment in which delegates can engage in practical training and receive first-hand demonstrations from a trainer with decades of experience in the profession.

    We are renowned in the North East and beyond for the high quality of our training programmes; our trainers boast numerous qualifications and a history of delivering industry-leading training a range of personnel, including drivers, managers, and business owners.

    If you would care to learn more about either of these courses, or about our availability for delivering a group session at your premises or ours, complete the form below, and a consultant will be in touch.

    So, what now? Well, select a date, register your details and get booked in. You can find a full list of our upcoming courses below:


    You’re ready to train.

    Whether you’re looking to gain awarenes in Health & Safety or a qualification in First Aid; the Chartwise Safety courses will get you prepared for what you need.

    So, select a date, complete the form at the bottom of the page, and we’ll take care of the rest.


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    *Courses are subject to change at the discretion of Chartwise UK. For more information please review our Training Terms & Conditions.

    Call (0191) 491 5032 to book your place

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