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Benefits of accredited first aid qualifications for the workplace

The new Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is part of the National Qualifications Framework meaning that there are now two permitted ways to award this qualification: through and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aproved organisation or through a centre approved by a Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) awarding body.

The HSE and the QCA recognise that accrediting first aid qualifications for the workplace has a number of potential advantages.  They include:


The great news for Investors in People and anyone wanting to add recognised national qualifications to their CV/portfolio is that we certify all our Emergency First Aid at Work, EFAW courses through a QCA awarding body which means that you get more than just a first aid certificate.

Your first aid certificate is your "licence to practice" and has a valid lifetime of 3 years. However this is embedded in a level 2 qualification in emergency first aid at work. This, like all qualifications, is for life.